Join the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI), Berkeley City College, and Yalla Arabi as we present the Arab Film Series. Catch some of the hottest films that have screened at the Arab Film Festival. Screenings are free and open to the public.
Feburary 8, 2018 – Arab Film Series Screening: Mahbas (Solitaire) – Egypt, Jordan Lebanon
Solitaire (Mahbas) was the opening night film at The Castro from the most recent AFF film festival. The personal prejudices spewing from the Middle East’s political turmoils form the backdrop of SOLITAIRE, a tragicomic tale of the engagement-gone-wrong between a young Lebanese woman and her Syrian suitor.
Reserve Your Free Tickets/Seats on Eventbrite – Arab Film Series – Mahbas (Solitaire)
The free Arab Film Series is back at Berkeley City College through the summer! The series has returned, fully funded via a mini-grant from the Innovation Fund, thanks to a fruitful collaboration between Berkeley City College President, Dr. Rowena Tomaneng and Professor Dr. Gaye Walton-Price, The Arab Film Festival(AFF) and Yalla Arabi.
The screenings benefit Dr. Price’s Arabic language students at BCC and the community at large seeking to engage with creative voices responding to current events related to the Middle East and the Arab-American experience, as well as anyone who is interested broadly in Arab culture or language. Previous screenings have included both a filmmaker and film director that engaged with students and attendees in a lively and educational post-film Q & A.
The sub-titled film series includes contemporary award-winning films and is in collaboration with the renown Arab Film festival, the longest running independent Arab film festival in North America, and Yalla Arabi, an Arabic language and cultural meetup group founded in 2008 by Peralta District employee, Faiza Ali, who dreamt up the idea for the BCC film series.
EVERYONE is welcome to these #FREE upcoming screenings in the Berkeley City College auditorium. They all begin promptly at 6:30pm:
This Thursday, Feb. 8th – “Solitaire”
Solitaire (Mahbas) was the opening night film at The Castro from the most recent AFF film festival.
The personal prejudices spewing from the Middle East’s political turmoils form the backdrop of SOLITAIRE, a tragicomic tale of the engagement-gone-wrong between a young Lebanese woman and her Syrian suitor.
Arab Film Series Schedule
2/8/2018 – Mahbas (Solitaire) – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon
3/5/2018 – 17 – Jordan
3/29/2018 – Investigating Paradise – Algeria, France
4/26/2018 – Documentary Shorts – Various Countries
5/24/2018 – Refugees Stories – Various Countries
More information at arabfilminstitute.org
Gaye Walton-Price, PhD
Berkeley City College
Modern Languages Department
The Peralta Colleges Foundation is so excited to announce the Spring 2018 Scholarships are up and running on Monday February 5th at 5pm and closes March 12 at 5pm. We want to get the word out to as many students as possible to apply for the scholarships available and really need your help!
There are over 25 scholarship opportunities available for students this term. There are scholarships for entering freshman, transfer students, first-generation college students, foster youth, graduating students, and more. Scholarships are awarded based on many different factors including merit, need, achievement, athletics, majors and more. All degree and certificate program students are eligible to apply!
Award amounts vary from $250 to $4,000 so pass the word along to your students. They can apply by using this link: https://pcf.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com.
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!
Interim Executive Director
Peralta Colleges Foundation
Important Dates – Updated
- February 9: Last Day to File for PASS/NO PASS Grading Option for Regular Session Classes
- View the Academic Calendar
Spring 2018 Class Schedule in PDF format.
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Please be advised that all PeopleSoft systems will be unavailable Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5 p.m. to Sunday, February 11th at 5 p.m. for scheduled system maintenance.
Passport and PROMT will not be available during this time.
The District Information Technology team appreciates your patience.
If you have any issues following the maintenance window, please email the IT Help Desk, email@example.com.
Congratulations to Marcus Stewart, new ASBCC President! Thank you for all those who turned out to vote (354) for the candidates to serve the Community for the rest of 2017-2018 academic year. A special thank you to ALL candidates for taking a chance at such a bold leadership opportunity.
Hoping to get involved? AS applications (for all positions) will reopen Spring 2018
Look out for future opportunities to serve in a variety of leadership positions on campus
BCC will always need you! Opportunities always come up throughout the year.
Event: Ara Jo zine library dedication and memorial for those lost in the GhostShip fire
Time/Location: Wednesday, November 29th 12:15-1:30 pm, Atrium
Ara Jo, who passed in the GhostShip fire one year ago, was a driving force in the East Bay zine* scene and in bringing zines to Berkeley City College. She not only helped to coordinate several years of the annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest, which was held at BCC from 2010-2015, but also acted as resident zinester on campus. Ara Jo brought zines into classrooms and taught students skills related to self-publication.
Berkeley City College library is dedicating the zine collection to Ara Jo to recognize her contributions to campus and community in a ceremony on Wednesday, November 29th in the atrium during college hour (12:15 – 1:30).
Please join librarians, zinesters who have collaborated with Ara, and Ara’s friends to celebrate her life and legacy. If you like, you can bring supplies for an altar to all victims of the GhostShip fire. Following the dedication, the altar will be placed in Berkeley City College library.
Zine donations will also be accepted.
Learn more about Ara Jo’s life and influence.
*What is a zine? It’s a self-published, small run publication that can cover basically any topic – from the deeply personally to the proselytizing political to DIY and more. BCC’s zine collection is organized to fit with topics covered in BCC courses.