BOOK CLUB, HEALTH AND WELLNESS WORKSHOPS,
& FILM DOCUMENTARIES!
Each year, National Hispanic Heritage Month (also recognized as Latinx Heritage Month) is observed from September 15 to October 15. Celebrations recognize the contributions of our Latinx Communities, which includes those whose ancestors came from South America, Central America, Mexico, Spain, and the Caribbean.
The beginning of this Heritage Month is especially important to those whose relatives are from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, Mexico, and Chile. Latin American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) independence day is September 15. Mexico’s Independence Day is September 16, 2021. Chile’s Independence Day is September 18, 2021. For more information regarding Merritt’s Latinx Heritage Month Celebrations click here www.merritt.edu/student-life/events/
UC Application Workshop
Today’s UC Application Workshop was a success! Thank you, Tauheeda Anderson and Sankofa-Umoja, for your wonderful collaboration with the Learning Center. Thank you, faculty and staff, for promoting this event. Here is the recording of the workshop.
What Does The Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights Have To Do with Racial Justice?
How do we move past divisions, find solidarity across struggles, and move forward together? This is the first installment of the Office of Student Activities and Campus Life’s Racial Equity Speaker Series. Join the engaging conversation with guest speaker, Ronit Matabuena-Lev, to explore the intersection of race, sexuality, and gender diversity. All racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities are encouraged to attend, with open minds and open hearts. Join us on September 29, 2021, at 12:30 PM. Click HERE to join.
Alameda Health System (AHS) Internship Information Session
AHS is a non “clinical direct-patient-care” internship opportunity available for Merritt College students. The internship is not intended for allied health students, but for students who are curious about all the different types of career opportunities that are available in a healthcare setting. The information session will be Friday, September 24th, at 2:00 PM.
Merritt College is a diverse community and we are committed to equity, social justice and anti-racism. We strive to provide the best possible learning environment for all students in all areas of the campus, whether online or in-person.
Your perspective is critical in the effort to build an inclusive, diverse and equitable campus community. Your participation and responses will be strictly confidential and will not be part of any record connected to personal data. No individually identifiable information is requested.
Completing the questionnaire should take about 10 minutes.
To thank you for your time and participation, you will be given the opportunity to enter a drawing to win one of six $50 VISA gift cards.
If you have any questions about the survey – or if you experience any difficulty in completing this survey – please contact Nathan Pellegrin in the office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness firstname.lastname@example.org
Need some face-to-face help? Want to meet your Student Reps? Ready for some fun gifts?
Monday, August 23rd, 2021, 12pm-2pm
12500 Campus Drive Oakland CA
(In front of the Library/ L Building)
Come meet your Student Representatives! Students will receive custom “Productivity Stickers” sheets to help you get more out of your notebook, planner, or calendar and “East Grow Produce Pots”. Just add water & you’ll be snacking in no time!
Can’t come? Don’t worry! We’ll keep a Zoom room open too!
Zoom Meeting ID: 751 397 4677
Passcode: 12500 ”
–The Associated Students Of Merritt College (ASMC)
Join us for a Sankofa workshop7/28 & 7/29 !
“I JUST POURED SUMTHIN IN MY CUP”
Addressing bloodline trauma impacting Black Male/Female Relationships
This Two-Part interactive workshop explores the current status of Black Male/Female relationships in American culture, and social norms that impact family formation and sustainability.
Participants will gain practical tools to assess their proverbial “bag”and reconcile long held beliefs that are worth nurturing and others that cause disruption and pain.
We are very excited to announce that Merritt College will be hosting Fall 2021 Express Enrollment event on Saturday, July 24, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Express enrollment will offer the following services:
Enrollment Support with Admissions and Records
Support with Financial Aid
Counseling Drop-In Sessions
Orientation to the Merritt College Campus
We would like to encourage prospective and current students to join and share with those who are interested in enrolling for the Fall 2021 semester. Don’t wait for classes to fill up.
3 Reasons to Enroll and not wait!
1) Get the Classes you want before they fill up!
2) Get the Classes you need before they get dropped for low enrollment!
3) Beat the rush and get help from our wonderful Staff who “put Students first”.
Please join Sankofa for a conversation with former Black Panther Party member Saturu Ned. Dr. Ned will be discussing the common history of Merritt College and the Black Panther Party. Identifying how young scholars can use lessons from the past to help navigate today’s quickly changing world. A question and answer will follow, this event is open to all.
Time: Jul 13, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Tauheeda Anderson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: A Shared Legacy
Time: Jul 13, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
We apologize for any inconvenience but be informed that it was decided that all four Peralta Colleges (Merritt College) would close on Fridays from (June 7 – July 23, 2021). Please email Welcome.Merritt@peralta.edu for any questions you may have.
Hear from you soon, Merritt College
The Graduation Committee and the Office of Student Activities at Meritt College are happy to share the virtual commencement link for our 66th Commencement Ceremony. To view the Premiered Ceremony (via YouTube), go to http://bit.ly/MerrittGrad21 at 1:00 PM, today. Please share the link with students and your colleagues and encourage them to use #MERRITTGRAD2021, when posting on their social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) pages.
You may also go to the following page for more graduation details:
Greetings from Doris Hankins, Merritt College’s 67th Virtual Commencement will be held May 28, 2021, at 1:00 PM. All graduates must register to participate in the Virtual Commencement by Monday, May 3, 2021. The link to register is on Merritt’s graduation webpage: https://www.merritt.edu/graduation/. Please forward the link to all of our students who are graduating.
To schedule a one-on-one meeting, click here or calendly.com/dhankins .
You are invited to a webinar, A Call to Action Against AAPI Hate, that will take place (Tuesday, April 27, 2021) from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. This is a student-led program and I encourage you all to support their efforts and learn more about what we can do as a community to fight violence and discrimination. The webinar is free and open to everyone.
The event was organized and will be moderated by Briana Wing and Freddie Ika. The panelists are:
Russell Jeung, Ph.D., co-founder of “Stop AAPI Hate” and professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University
Larry Lariosa, LMFT, psychotherapist, filmmaker of the documentary “Searching for Kapwa” and former mental health counselor at Merritt College
Michael Omi, Ph.D., author of “Racial Formation in the United States” and associate professor of Ethnic Studies at University of California, Berkeley
Register now at bit.ly/merrittstopthehate
David M. Johnson, Ph.D. President
Campus/Offices Closed Friday!
This Friday May 7th, Merritt College will host an all day Spring (Virtual) Planning Summit. The campus and offices will be closed. We thank you for your patience and look forward to assisting you when we return on Monday, May 10th!