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Calling All BCC Students: Serve Your Campus – Apply for Student Governement by March 9

If elected, you will serve your campus during the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

We invite and encourage all students to participate in this election season.

Here’s your chance to run for student government, and in the process:

  • Gain strong leadership experience
  • Get involved with campus student government events and activities
  • Advocate for your fellow students
  • Bring social justice and change to your campus
  • Have your voice heard and make a lasting impact on your campus

Election packets with all criteria available online on NOW at https://tinyurl.com/peraltacandidateapp2017 or check in with your campus Student Activities and Campus life Office

 

Application deadline is March 9th @ 5pm, 2017.

Voting will be April 3rd -19th, 2017

 For more information, click: http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/asbcc/election-voting/  – all your election information in one place!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1700423763581092/

Get involved, make a positive change within the Peralta Community College District, and on your campus.

 

For more information, contact 
Tiffany Taylor
Interim Director of Student Activities & Campus Life
Email:  tataylor@peralta.edu

 

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Get Your Questions Answered About Immigration & Visa Issues – Thurs., Feb. 2, @ College Hour in Rm 33

Sean Brooke, Director of International Education for Peralta District, will be on hand to answer questions about immigration and visa issues related to the executive order on immigration. The information session will be held at BCC on Thursday, February 2, from 12:15 – 1:15 pm, in Room 33.

Sean is a former attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration & Naturalization Service, where he interpreted, applied, and enforced an intricate field of Immigration & Nationality Law. He later went into private practice where he represented clients on a variety of immigration matters.

Please RSVP for this event at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigration-and-visa-issues-tickets-31618096578

For questions, please contact Thomas Torres-Gil, DSO, International Program Manager, at ttoresgil@peralta.edu

 

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Let Us Heal Together – Wed., 12/14 @ College Hour, Auditorium

If you experienced any loss in the events of the Oakland Fire we welcome you to join our BCC family to help each other together. Attend for a listening ear, support or a space to grieve.

 

Wednesday, December 14th @ College Hour (12:15 – 1:15 pm), in the Auditorium

 

“Even the darkest night will end and sun will rise” ~ Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

 

Contact: Janine Greer, BCC Wellness Center, at jgreer@peralta.edu

 

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Ara Jo

In Memoriam: Ara Jo, Artist in Residence, Berkeley City College

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ara Jo, a former library Artist-in-Residence at Berkeley City College. Ms. Jo perished in the Oakland warehouse fire on Friday, Dec. 2. She was part of an artistic community who breathed an abundance of creative life into our East Bay cities. Our sincerest condolences go out to Ms. Jo’s family, to those who knew and worked with her, and to the many others who lost loved ones in the fire.

A native of the Los Angeles area, Ms. Jo was a member of The Rock Paper Scissors Collective, a volunteer-run East Bay organization that fosters creativity and collaboration in order to strengthen local communities and encourage sustainable practices. She also was a founder of Oakland’s Sgraffito Gallery and worked at Berkeley’s Ink Stone Reprographics.

During her time at BCC, Ms. Jo created the foundation for a Zine library at the college.  The vivacious, creative and talented artist and writer worked with many BCC classes and instructed students on how to self-publish Zines to express their artistic, literary and creative gifts. Faculty members Jenny Braman (Art), Heather Dodge (Librarian), Tom Moniz (English), and many others collaborated with her as she worked with classes, in the library, and on the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Festival, held annually at BCC.

Ms. Jo’s contributions to the creative fabric of BCC’s learning community and to the East Bay will enrich us for many years to come. In these difficult times, we can all take a moment to reflect on the Oakland warehouse fire and how Berkeley City College and our sister colleges can engage with our cities to find ways to provide safe and affordable dwellings for all.

In community spirit,

Rowena M. Tomaneng, President

 

 

Celebration of the Life and Work of Ara Jo

The life and work of Ara Jo will be celebrated at the East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest on Saturday December 10 from 10am to 3pm at David Brower Center, at 2150 Allston Way in Berkeley.  

 

There will be a table dedicated to those who perished in the Ghost Ship fire where you can also donate to their families.

 

Berkeley City College’s art and literary journal Milvia Street will have a table that we have open for all BCC students with zines and chapbooks.

 

Ara was so fundamental in making sure the EBABZ continued in face of many challenges.

 

Ara Jo at Miliva Street table last year.