Extra-Credit Opportunities

Earn course credit by getting out and doing stuff!

Extra-Credit Opportunities

Students: For credit that can replace or supplement homework credits,

1) attend an event, and

2) submit a typed, one-page review of your experience.

— You can email this to, or bring a print copy to class.

FALL 2022:

JUST ANNOUNCED:  Mississippi Moral Monday Nationwide Speak Out

Monday September 12, 2022  –  5:30pm Pacific Time

Access the livestream above — or click here:
or our Facebook Page: @anewppc
or on Twitter: @UniteThePoor

175,000 Jackson, Mississippi residents are without clean drinking water.

Somebody is hurting Jackson and WE WON’T BE SILENT ANYMORE! #JacksonWaterCrisis


Mental Health Community of Practice – MONDAY 9/12/22 12:20pm – 1:20pm
Our 1st Brown Bag (BYOB) meeting is on Monday 9/12/22 during College Hour.  We will share the ‘what a community of practice’ is and think together about how we can work together to support the mental health of our students.

Invite a friend!  Students, Staff and Faculty are all welcome!

Janine Greer M.A.   Counseling / Psychology — Berkeley City College


Mental Health Specialist/Wellness Center 

Are you or someone you know a Peralta student who could use some mental health support? Make a referral!

*please note, I am out of the office on Thursdays

 2000 Center St RM 106

Berkeley, CA 94704

510-981-2894 Bus

If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please call Alameda Crisis Hotline

1-800-309-2131 or 911.


“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Barack Obama

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Spring 2019:


Friday, April 12th at the Laney College Bistro, 4:30-8:30pm

Join us for the first ever Peralta Queer Prom! This event is a collaboration with every school in the District and the East Bay LGBT Community! Come celebrate with us April 12th, 4:30-8:30pm! Hair and makeup starts at 2:30 RSVP for a slot!

All attendees are required to abide by the Laney College & Laney Queers Code of Conduct:

Please RSVP so we can provide information to our Cosmo Department:


Friday & Saturday, March 22-23 & 28-29, 7pm at the Laney College Theater (Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center)

“We Are Pussy Riot (or Everything is P.R.)”


Tuesday, March 19th 4pm-5:30pm D-200: The Social Justice Center will be hosting a Women’s History Month panel and discussion on the “Power and Resilience of Immigrant Women of Color.” Food will be provided.


Friday, March 15th, 11am-1pm at College of Alameda:



Tues. 3/12 1-3 p.m. Theater 319

Laney Women’s History Month presents… How to Get your film Distributed in Hollywood (and independently)!


Tuesday, Feb. 12th in the Laney College FORUM auditorium:

12-2pm with the President of the Oakland Education Alliance (OUSD teachers union)

The Schools Oakland Deserves_forum_flyer


Hey, CHECK THIS OUT! Laney grad Rasheed Shabazz is presenting a unique history at College of Alameda in mid-February:


Celebration and Recognition of Eagles Football Team –

2018 CCCAA State Football Champions!

When: February 5

Time: 3:30 p.m.

Where: Field House

Food and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Sakai Metcalf at 510-464-3478 or,


Fall 2018

Sat. November 3 at 2:30pm:

Come see Magic Theatre’s FREE performance of The Resting Place!

Where: Odell Johnson Theater on Laney College campus

The Resting Place is a provocative and intense look at an American Family in a cloudburst of crisis-filled, raw humor, piercing darkness and fierce love. Playwright Ashlin Halfnight addresses familial obligation, guilt, and our own complacency and culpability in wrongdoing, and asks: How do we reconcile our love for someone with the knowledge of their horrifying transgression?

Ashlin Halfnight is an award-winning writer for stage, film, and TV and former hockey player. Ashlin’s recent credits include the Emmy-winning Netflix show, Bloodline, Artifacts of Consequence, A Hard Wall at High Speed, and God’s Waiting Room.

Our talented cast includes James Carpenter,Martha Brigham, Emily Radosevich,Wiley Naman Strasser, Andrew LeBuhn, and Emilie Talbot.

We are so proud of our long relationship with Laney College and The Fusion Theatre Project.  With their help and support, we are able to share our new, bold, play with the incredible East Bay audiences for this free matinee.

For more information about Magic’s partnership with Laney here’s our link:

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 9:30-1:30pm in the Student Center

Teach-In on the coming Election and the Bay’s Housing Crisis

English 5 students, we will be having our class meeting at the Teach-In in the Student Center.

264 students: You can earn extra-credit by attending any hour of the event, and writing a one-page response.

Tuesday, Oct. 23 at College of Alameda, 6-8pm in The Pit, bldg F

“Destination Law School” — A destination for a lot of English majors!

Click on the link below for more details!

COA DLS Flyer Oct 23 2018

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, Noon-EV#2 – “Tips on transferring to Cal”

Umoja-UBAKA will be hosting Ms. Tiffany Carter from UC Berkeley undergraduate admissions and former Laney student and current Cal student Ms. Tera Neff to talk to students on “Tips on transferring to Cal”. Encourage your students to attend and seize this rare opportunity to have their questions on UCB transfer answered, right here at Laney!

Monday, Oct. 22 at noon in The Forum

The Environment and Modern Agriculture

Dan Williams of the Ethical Choices Program coming to speak at Laney:We explore how raising farmed animals and related crops affect ecosystems and our health through climate change, the depletion of natural resources, pollution, pesticides, antibiotics, soil erosion, GMO crop production, deforestation and world hunger. Participants discuss alternative choices that can help protect our environment.”

The presentation is hosted by Geography, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, and the Sustainability and Social Justice group.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th, 6pm:


The Latinx Cultural Center invites you to the featuring of EVEN THE RAIN / TAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA, Dir. Iciar Bollain  (Bolivia – 2010)  —  A film about the Conquest of America in 1492 and the contemporary colonization intermixed dramatically. A reflection about the conflicts that Indigenous peoples had to suffer and still endure in a dramatic, entertaining story.

THE FILM WILL START AT 6pm. Spanish, with English subtitiles. You can bring any young person. It will be excellent. No sex. It’s history, colonialism, resistance, and resilience.

Popcorn and Agua de jamaica will be provided by the LCC club for FREE to make the experience a real one.

We will have a 5 minute introduction at 6 pm and then, if people want to have comments at the end, we will do it. The movie is 1 1/2 hours.

ALSO: At 4:30 we will have information about DUAL CITIZENSHIP from the Consulate of Mexico.

Mexico is one of the countries in the World that offers dual citizenship. You, your wife, your children, your grandchildren can have American and Mexican citizenship –and passports– recognized by both countries.

We will inform you about the process you need to follow.

Coming soon: