African & African American Graduation

Class of 2024

Peralta Association of African American Affairs (PAAAA) presents:

The 16th Annual African & African-American Graduation Celebration

The African and African American Graduation ceremony is a pre-commencement celebration to honor African and African American students who, through unyielding determination, have successfully completed an Associate Degree and or Certificate from a Peralta Community College. The ceremony is representative of African and African American culture & heritage and embraces the values of community and scholarship.


Graduation Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Ceremony will begin promptly at 11:00 am. No tickets are required for entry. Please be aware that space is limited. COVID-19 protocols will be observed.


Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church
408 W. MacArthur Blvd. Oakland

Graduate Information

Arrival Time: 9-9:30 am, check-in and Continental Breakfast.
Attire: Dress to Impress. Please wear your cap and gown.
Items to Purchase: Kente sashes will be available before the ceremony. $15.00 donation.
Photographers will be available for photos.


Contact your PAAAA Representative:

Laney College
Douglas Cobb
Phone: (510) 464-3149