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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

Peralta Trustee Paulina Gonzalez Brito addresses the crowd at Berkeley City College’s 50th anniversary celebration. The event featured a block party along with a groundbreaking ceremony for the college’s new Milvia Street building. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)
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Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • April 24, 2024
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The humble Grammy-winning pianist leading CoA’s music program
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • March 4, 2024
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    Letters to the editor — Unity and disunity at Trump’s speech

    Sixty-six women wore white suits adorned with gold and purple flowers while sitting stoically through the presidential address last Tuesday. 
    These women in white held their applause and refused to jump from their seats as Trump promised to “Make America Great Again.” Female Republicans called for unity, but sadly did not unite with female Democrats in support of women’s rights. 
    The white these Democrats donned represented the Women’s Suffrage Movement of the 1920’s. The Women’s Suffrage Movement gave women the right to vote and catapulted equal rights for women in America. 
    The group said they were not protesting. Rather, they were showing support for Planned Parenthood, affordable health care, reproductive rights, equal pay, paid leave, affordable child care and the “lives free from fear and violence movement”. 
    They were supporting the global causes that are dividing our nation. The white suits represented the voices of recent women’s marches and protests demanding equal rights for women, brown people, and the LGBT, as well as protection of religious freedom. 
    If the president would not acknowledge the concerns of his constituents, it is nice to know that there are women in our government who did.

    Shani Shay
    Undeclared

    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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