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March 30, 2017 1:34 PM
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Laney gets literary in library photo shoot for National Reading Month The Laney College Library and Laney Photo Department worked in collaboration to create a photo portrait series of students and staff with their favorite books in honor of National Reading Month. The goal of the event was to celebrate reading and how much one book can inspire and influence a person throughout their life. A temporary photo set was constructed by Laney students from the professional photo classes at the Laney Library on March 22 and 24. Students and staff brought their favorite books and received professional-quality portraits. The […]

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Protecting Oakland’s Own

March 2, 2017 8:32 AM
Protecting Oakland’s Own

Protest brings together East Bay residents in support of immigrant communities Local organizations in support of immigration rights gathered in protest on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to demand that Alameda County Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern rescind his policy of participating in mass deportations in cooperation with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE). Over 500 protesters gathered for the “Not My Sheriff! Not My President! No More Deportations! March,” which wove its way through the streets of downtown Oakland from the Federal Building to Sheriff Ahern’s Office near Lake Merritt. The peaceful protest united many local organizations that support immigrant […]

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Making marks on history

8:24 AM
Making marks on history

Stamps and quilts celebrate Black history through artful representation In celebration of Black History Month, the Laney College library is exhibiting a collection of handmade quilts by the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland through the end of March. The quilts are on display in the atrium of the library with quilts hanging in glass display cases on the main floor and hanging from the railing on the second floor. Over 20 quilts are on display, each handmade by a different woman from the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland. Each woman spent the previous year stitching a quilt for […]

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From sea to shining sea, women gather to loudly declare: RESIST

February 3, 2017 4:18 PM
From sea to shining sea, women gather to loudly declare: RESIST

In response to Trump, millions make way to Washington, D.C. for historic women’s march An estimated half million people gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, to protest Donald Trump’s attack on the rights of women, LGBTQIA, immigrants, workers, disabled, and the environment. Nationwide, 3.3 million people marched in over 500 US cities. It was a day of solidarity, building bridges, and passionate declarations of equality for all, potentially galvanizing a new generation of impassioned activists. One question that was asked repeatedly of the activists was, “Why do you march?” It was a question […]

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