ASMC President Cooper

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12/17/2020
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12/09/2020

ASMC Agenda & Meeting Link
12-11-2020

fil:///C:/Users/macoo/Downloads/12112020ASMCAgenda.pdf

I just heard the election has been called!
11/07/2020

I just heard the election has been called!

The NAACP is offering FREE Safe rides to to polling stations and registered drop box locations with code:NAACPVOTE2020
11/03/2020

The NAACP is offering FREE Safe rides to to polling stations and registered drop box locations with code:
NAACPVOTE2020

Exciting News! As part of our continued commitment to #VoteOurLivesDependOnIt, the NAACP is excited to be working with Lyft to offer free, safe rides to polling stations and registered drop box locations across the U.S from now through Election Day.

Lyft Code: NAACPVOTE2020

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
11/03/2020

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

📣 HAPPENING TOMORROW! 📣
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Wow am I late in the game, but better late than never right folks!We've still got time, get out there and make this last...
11/02/2020

Wow am I late in the game, but better late than never right folks!
We've still got time, get out there and make this last day count!

10/30/2020

Students and others will be invited to share their experiences at the start and end of the forum.
Sharing topics include but are not limited to International and domestic experiences with:
Propaganda, Journalism, Free Speech/Expression, Democracy, Voting, Governance, Politics, and related communications.
From Jeff Heyman:
I am very pleased to be asked by the Associated Students of Merritt College to talk at this forum about my experiences as a Public Information Officer in the United Nations Peacekeeping Department. I'll be offering examples of how propaganda used during the genocides in Cambodia and Rwanda and the ethnic conflict in Bosnia is similar to some of the rhetoric we are witnessing in social media today. Please join us for this Zoom webinar on Friday if you can:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8151761802

If you're taking 12 units or more you will want to fill this out right away!https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfI...
10/26/2020
Peralta Colleges COVID-19 Emergency Grant Student Application

If you're taking 12 units or more you will want to fill this out right away!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfI4CUG_t2fB4kDHI-9rJZEeW8sdhH5zhwH79cDRCPDaOoECw/viewform?_hsmi=98279292&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--C85pZf530FMbQKGjL_AAM92WoMXtx1pWJYtBbBn9JHkr450lTZSYzLe6oxWQNna68Pj5VaAy_6pQkCOFqE9WllP1_zw

During this uncertain time, the Peralta Colleges Foundation in partnership with Laney College, Merritt College, College of Alameda and Berkeley City College want to help you with your gap in resources. To better serve you, please complete the information below to apply for financial assistance in th...

What incredible news folks! This follows a chain of historic levels of mutual aid and charity in support of those impact...
10/23/2020

What incredible news folks! This follows a chain of historic levels of mutual aid and charity in support of those impacted by the pandemic. While it's only the beginning of mitigating such dire circumstances. This an absolutely inspiring testament to the beauty of humanity when we come together.

#weareinthistogether

PRESS RELEASE: $100 Million Donation Committed to Foundation for California Community Colleges to Help Students Finish College. Historic philanthropic gift will support #CACommunityColleges students in most need through emergency financial aid and scholarships.

READ: https://bit.ly/3ki0Rdc.

#CCCGiving #TrueCostOfCollege #SupportStudents #FinishLineScholars

Merritt College
10/23/2020

Merritt College

Please join us on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 12 PM (noon) for a historical dialogue about the Black Panther Party and their contributions to our community, which are still recognized through the world.

That's right folks! You can support our INCREDIBLE Landscape & Horticulture Department by securing a fantastic education...
10/20/2020

That's right folks!
You can support our INCREDIBLE Landscape & Horticulture Department by securing a fantastic education in Cannabis Cultivation For the home gardener! (With emphasis on sustainable and environmentally friendly techniques!)

Check out their flyers and all the other incredible things you'll learn from harvesting, to pest control, and even making your own topical/edible infusions!

LH840 Cultivating Cannabis for the Home Gardener is coming up soon! Sign up now!
Go to: https://www.landhortnursery.org/fee-based-courses.html

The paramount pride and legacy of our school in my opinion!The question is, what more can we do to live up to it?Legacie...
10/16/2020

The paramount pride and legacy of our school in my opinion!
The question is, what more can we do to live up to it?

Legacies die when their reputation isn't earned, now more than ever we have a dire responsibility to be there to our absolute fullest for the civil rights and social justice movements.

TODAY IN HISTORY (October 15, 1966) - The Black Panther Panther Party Began (54 years ago)! The Black Panther Party was founded by two Merritt College students, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. Their activism to promote social change and helping their local community by developing “survival programs” made a huge impact to families through out the United States. These programs included free food programs for families and the elderly, assistance with legal aid, clothing distribution, local transportation, and health clinics for ALL underrepresented communities. bit.ly/MCHomeBPP

Updates
10/08/2020

Updates

Update: our Homies box truck, gifted by Trybe, was stolen at 10pm from 77th and Mac. This morning an angel text me that they found it on 79th and Rudsdale. My wife and I went strapped with prayers and hope. AAA wouldn’t tow it, but another angel Sofia Navarro, owner of S&F Towing came and towed it from the block all the way to Berkeley for FREE. Isai Hurtado recommended us to Rex’s Keys and they already fixed the ignition key. But the catalytic converter was stolen. Can any shop help us? Ittrulytakesabarrio!

Our community's dear friend at the Homies Empowerment Network have had their truck stolen. Please keep an eye out and he...
10/08/2020

Our community's dear friend at the Homies Empowerment Network have had their truck stolen. Please keep an eye out and help retrieve this for the heroes serving and feeding our communities!

Our box truck was stolen. Please help! This is THE VEHICLE we use to pick food to feed the people!

Belated Happy World Teachers Day!Thank you to all of the phenomenal teachers out there, from Preschool Teachers to Colle...
10/06/2020

Belated Happy World Teachers Day!

Thank you to all of the phenomenal teachers out there, from Preschool Teachers to College Professors, you forge the future out students like us!

Special thanks and heartfelt prayers to Professor Chew,
Professor Briffa,
Professor St. Germaine,
Professor Cheng,
Professor Pietro,
Professor Widhalm,
And so SO many more!

Above all else, special thanks to my former high school teacher and currently priceless friend, Mr. Vida!

Who inspired me to work towards becoming an educator myself, and fought to keep me from falling down the School To Prison Pipeline as a troubled youth.

I couldn’t let World Teachers’ Day go by without celebrating the best teacher I know. Jilly, the way you’ve worked tirelessly and passionately for your students year after year continues to inspire me.

Incredible infographic!A whole lot of valuable, densely packed, but nearly arranged information for easy reference. Don'...
10/04/2020

Incredible infographic!
A whole lot of valuable, densely packed, but nearly arranged information for easy reference. Don't forget to register, the deadline is Oct 19nth!

FOLKS, I want to show you who is backing what side of the ballot Propositions. It is important to FOLLOW THE MONEY!

I dropped into a coffee shop on the corner of Shattuck & Hearst early this morning when I stumbled upon some amazing art...
10/03/2020

I dropped into a coffee shop on the corner of Shattuck & Hearst early this morning when I stumbled upon some amazing art!

As a Child Development major with a lot of respect for the contributions of Maria Montessori, you know I had to grab a photo before I left. 📸😉

Speaking of Education!
Don't forget to support our communities future by contributing to the Peralta foundation! They just started accepted their next round of scholarship applications.

(I only took my mask off for the photo. It was barely 6AM, so it was like a ghost town out here. 😷 Stay safe!)

Artists: Benicia Hill & Julianne Hughes of the "Streets Alive!" project.

Board of Governors reviews Peralta’s stability, proposes strict timeline for improvement - The Citizen
10/03/2020
Board of Governors reviews Peralta’s stability, proposes strict timeline for improvement - The Citizen

Board of Governors reviews Peralta’s stability, proposes strict timeline for improvement - The Citizen

Over 150 comments submitted to board in opposition of a special trustee appointment September 25, 2020 By Jacquelyn Opalach, Editor-in-Chief An informational item regarding Peralta Community College District’s fiscal health and governance issues — and what is at stake should they go unresolved ....

10/03/2020
Merritt College Child Development Department

Get those applications in friends!

Deadline to submit petition for certificates/degrees through the CHDEV Resource Center is Wed Oct 7th.

You can download

petition for certificates athttps://web.peralta.edu/admissions/files/2020/09/Petition-for-Certificates-2020-24-Final-2020.pdf

petition for degrees at
https://web.peralta.edu/admissions/files/2020/09/Petition-for-Graduation-AA.AS-or-AA.AS-T-Final-2-2020.pdf

email the completed petition to [email protected] and a counselor will go over the petition.

Deadline to submit petition through the counseling office is Friday Oct 9th.

Those in our fantastic Cybersecurity Program know what's up!
10/02/2020

Those in our fantastic Cybersecurity Program know what's up!

Have you registered to vote?
Check your voter status.
Iwillvote.com

#Iwillvote #MerrittSecurity #MerrittCollege #PeraltaCollege

UN Volunteers
09/24/2020

UN Volunteers

Happy International Sign Language Day! Today and every day, UNV reaffirms its commitment to promote the meaningful participation and inclusion of people with disabilities through volunteering.

09/22/2020

I don't know about y'all,
But I can't wait for them to open the ballot boxes in the first week of October!

Get those votes out!

Very happy to see steps in improving communications between the students and student services.I want to thank all those ...
09/19/2020

Very happy to see steps in improving communications between the students and student services.

I want to thank all those who've helped us push this agenda forward!

💰FINANCIAL AID HELP💲-- Did you know Merritt College has a chat bot to help you with #FinancialAid? 😀Go to https://bit.ly/33JBWIq

Peralta International Students
09/15/2020

Peralta International Students

$10,000 SCHOLARSHIP ALERT: The Western Union Foundation is offering 25 scholarships to full-time enrolled F-1 international students who have been financially impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check your Peralta Student Email for details. We will be nominating 5 students per campus (20 students total). Applications are due Sept. 22nd. Good luck! 🍀 Peralta Colleges Berkeley City College College of Alameda Laney College Merritt College

Good news from Merritt College's Free Mental Health Services for Peralta Students!======================Their page has b...
09/05/2020
Mental Health Services

Good news from Merritt College's
Free Mental Health Services for Peralta Students!
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Their page has been updated!
All contact info is now current.

Thank you to our leadership for connecting with the district and their webmaster!
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We're also welcoming a new counselor and department head:
Director Stefani De Vito!

Appointments are even more available now, and easy to book.
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Remember, all Peralta students can access any of their Sister College's Mental Health Services.

If you need free PHYSICAL health services for Peralta students, call the Roots Clinic at: 510-533-1248

Take good care of yourselves and each other in these trying times, we can make it through together!

#WeAreAllInThisTogether
#BayAreaStrong

https://www.merritt.edu/wp/health/mental-health-services/

Merritt Mental Health Counseling Services Offered by appointment via TeleConference during COVID-19 shutdown FREE, confidential Personal Counseling for Merritt students needing assistance with: · S…

I am SO proud of Bang Null and have been since I first witnessed their drive, creativity, and inspiring ability.As one o...
09/01/2020

I am SO proud of Bang Null and have been since I first witnessed their drive, creativity, and inspiring ability.

As one of our entire districts most successful and accomplished clubs, I hope they will serve as excellent role models for the schools and district itself.

They demonstrate the potential in effective engagement of technology, smooth communication systems, organized planning, and especially engagement of social media or other online platforms.

One of the areas our district struggles the most to meet modern standards. Which is an especially painful realization in one of the most technologically rich regions on Earth.

Via @merrittcybersecurityprogram
・・・
As Mark Thompson writes in his Security Week article, ‘In Difficult Situations, Strength Comes From Human Creativity, Sharing and Collaboration’, this creativity, sharing, and collaboration can describe Merritt College’s Bang!Null club. The Bang!Null club is one of the reasons why our students are so successful - especially when it comes to the National Cyber League (NCL) competition where the Merritt College teams have consistently placed in the top 5 in the gold or silver divisions in the last 4 years. This is a pic of our Bang!Null club taken in Fall 2019 (pre-Covid, pre-mask days)

http://ow.ly/4M5L50Be9wK

As we start a new fall semester, we are looking forward to another successful year. Program link in @mere ittcybersecurityprogram bio.

#merrittsecurity #merrittcollege #peraltacolleges #cybersecuritytraining #cybersecuritycareers #cybersecurityeducation

I fear we are experiencing the same issues in the Peralta District as well as the entire community.It makes me very conc...
08/30/2020
UC Berkeley’s mental health pandemic cannot be overlooked

I fear we are experiencing the same issues in the Peralta District as well as the entire community.

It makes me very concerned about hard limited our services are, or Merritt's outdated Mental Health page on their website.

Folks AT LEAST need the right contact information.

https://www.dailycal.org/2020/08/28/uc-berkeleys-mental-health-pandemic-cannot-be-overlooked/

A second, silent pandemic of mental health harms has stomped on student wellness. And with a fully online semester looming, these worries will only worsen.

Merritt Students!Having any trouble with the start of your semester? Log on and let us know your questions or what you'r...
08/25/2020

Merritt Students!
Having any trouble with the start of your semester?
Log on and let us know your questions or what you're struggling with.
We'll do everything we can to help!

Please also feel free to reach out to me directly, I'll do my best to get back to you quickly!

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Returning to School?
First Time College Student?
Have questions?
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Monday, 8/24/2020 (9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
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Tuesday, 8/25/2020 (9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
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Wednesday, 8/26/2020 (9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
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Thursday, 8/27/2020 (9:30 AM – 7:00 PM)
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Classes Start August 24th!

APPLY & ENROLL TODAY at www.merritt.edu

Disclaimer:
My Phone/Message support is offered on a volunteer basis per my availability. Please think of me as your advocate and backup when you don't know where to reach out or when you are having trouble with reaching out to the proper people.

Though it IS my duty to represent you, so please make me aware of your needs, your voice, and how best the school or the ASMC can serve you at:
[email protected]

If you haven't checked out the grab and go yet, lemme tell you:AMAZING food, AMAZING resources, and LEGENDARY people!!!
08/25/2020

If you haven't checked out the grab and go yet, lemme tell you:
AMAZING food, AMAZING resources, and LEGENDARY people!!!

Via @occurnow Spread the word!
We will be hosting our Back-To-School giveaway at @theglovercenter this Thursday, August 27 from 12PM till supplies last. Join us for free school supplies kits sponsored by @Target. We are also hosting our usual Community Pop-Up where hot meals and fresh produce boxes are distributed sponsored by @eatlearnplay @wckitchen @merrittcollegeofficial @peraltacollegesfoundation

📚📚 📚

#occurnow #backtoschool #distancelearning #backtoschooldrive
#communityengagement #oakland #nonprofit #communitydevelopment #target #communitybuilding #civicengagement #wckitchen #eatlearnplay #eastoakland #oaklandnonprofits #bayarea #schoolsupplies

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