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Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Laney College Baseball held a naming ceremony April 26 for its stadium, now called the Tom Pearse Diamond. The name change was approved by the Peralta Board of Trustees at its April 23 meeting. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)
Laney names baseball stadium, FabLab to relocate and more at 4/23 meeting for PCCD trustees
Eliot Faine, Staff Writer • May 15, 2024
Student Trustee Natasha Masand believes her voice has the power to impact the PCCD community.
Student Trustee Natasha Masand finds her voice
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor • March 19, 2024
The search for a permanent president of the College of Alameda is down to three candidates. William “Terry” Brown (left), Melanie Dixon (middle), and Rebecca “Becky” Opsata will respond to community questions at public forums on Thursday. (Photo courtesy: PCCD)
Finalists for CoA President unveiled
Community questions accepted until midnight tonight
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • May 13, 2024
College of Alameda jazz professor Glen Pearson demonstrates his musical talent on his classroom piano. Hes one of the newest members of the Count Basie Orchestra, a historic 18-piece jazz ensemble that took home a Grammy this year.
The humble Grammy-winning pianist leading CoA’s music program
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • March 4, 2024

    Events Calendar Mar. 3-Mar. 15 2017

    Know Your Rights Panel and Discussion
    Undocumented Community Resource Center and the Sociology Club present a panel and discussion led by Bay Area lawyers and activists on rights pertaining to immigrant communities as well as their allies on Thursday, Mar. 2 at 6pm in the Berkeley City College auditorium.

    College of Alameda First Thursday’s Open Mic
    COA welcomes poets, singers, dancers, actors, musicians, comedians, educators, fans, friends, and ultimately family to join them in their Women’s Empowerment Month open mic in the COA student center (F) pit, on Thursday, Mar. 2 at 3pm.

    “Rodney King” by Roger Guenveur Smith
    The final performance of “Rodney King” by creator and performer Roger Guenveur Smith before the release of the film directed by Spike Lee will be in the Odell Johnson Theater at Laney College on Friday, Mar. 3 at 7:30pm. $20

    GirlPower! First Fridays Street Festival, Oakland
    Oakland’s monthly First Friday event in March will be a celebration of girl power to honor International Women’s “HERstory” Month, featuring artists, crafters, and musicians that will help facilitate the celebration of women, West Grand Ave. and Telegraph in Oakland, Friday, Mar. 3, from 5pm-9:30pm

    Enrollment Management Summit at Merritt College
    All faculty, staff, and administrators in the Peralta District are invited to come enhance their knowledge and participate in their campus’ enrollment management planning process in the Huey P. Newton & Bobby Seale Student Lounge at Merritt College on Friday, Mar. 3 from 9am-3pm.

    “Poetic Justice: Justicia Poética” Opening Reception
    The art of Berkeley City College Art Instructor Juana Alicia be on display at the Center for Latino Policy Research, 2547 Channing Way in Berkeley, from Feb. 27-Mar. 30. Her opening reception is on Friday, Mar. 3, from 5pm-8pm. A presentation and conversation with Juana Alicia to follow Thursday, Mar. 9 at 4pm.

    Laney College Football Recruit Day
    The Laney Eagles invite new football recruits to join them for a tour and lunch in the Laney Field House on Saturday, Mar. 4 from 10am-11am. Parents are welcome.

    “Radical Poster Making for Collective Liberation”
    The Center for Latino Policy Research presents a hands-on poster-making workshop with Dignidad Rebelde at their center on 2547 Channing Way in Berkeley, on Wednesday, Mar. 8 at 4pm.

    Oakland Women’s Demonstration
    On international Women’s Day, Oakland dwellers will be gathering in Oscar Grant Plaza to “target the ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights. Let us use the occasion of this international day of action to be done with lean-in feminism and to build in its place a feminism for the 99%, a grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism — a feminism in solidarity with working women, their families and their allies throughout the world.” on Wednesday, Mar. 8 at Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th St. & Broadway in Oakland, 5pm

    International Women’s Day with SFNOW and VOODOO CABARET
    Join SF Now for an International Women’s Day meeting and celebration at The Mission’s El Rio. The event will start with a meeting for feminists and open mic “for human rights, equality, and justice,” which will be followed by live music from VOODOO CABARET! on Wednesday, Mar. 8 at El Rio, 3158 Mission St., SF 6:30–9:30pm

    Be Bold For Change: Take Action to Make a Difference
    Women’s Day celebration including speakers, live music, raffle, poster contest, exhibit, and opportunities to learn how to stay engaged and take action at the Chinatown YWCA, 940 Powell St. in SF, from 6–9pm

    Laney Enrollment Brainstorming Retreat
    Faculty, staff and administration are invited to come and discuss “all things enrollment” and strategies to increase student success at Laney College on Friday, Mar. 10 in the Laney Bistro from 8:30am-12pm, where breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    22nd Annual Collage de Cultures
    Dr. Zakaraya Diouf, Founder and Director of Diamano Coura West African Dance Company, will present the 22nd annual Collage de Cultures at Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St. in Oakland on both Friday, Mar. 10 and Saturday, Mar. 11. Free for students.

    Professor Sonja D. Williams: “Word Warrior” Book Signing
    Author Sonja D. Williams will be at the African American Museum and Library, featuring her book, “Word Warrior,” on 659 14th St. in Oakland on Saturday, Mar. 11 from 2pm-4pm.

    Want your event on Laney Tower’s next event calendar? E-mail us your flyer and/or link to the event page at [email protected]

    About the Contributor
    In the fall of 2019, The Laney Tower rebranded as The Citizen and launched a new website. These stories were ported over from the old Laney Tower website, but byline metadata was lost in the port. However, many of these stories credit the authors in the text of the story. Some articles may also suffer from formatting issues. Future archival efforts may fix these issues.  
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