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The Advocate’s weekly news update for 2-1  

By Tashi Wangchuk, Sean Austin, and Yesenia Melara

February 6, 2017

Advocate staffers Sean Austin and Yesenia Melara discuss the featured content in the 2-1-17 issue of The Advocate. Details include the board meeting where sanctuary status was voted for the three colleges (Contra Costa, Los Medanos and Diablo Valley), Women’s March in Oakland where over 60,000 took...

March sets forth action to reclaim King’s radical legacy

The Anti-Police Terror Project launches their 120 hours of direct action campaign against president-elect during the Third Annual March to Reclaim King's Radical Legacy on Jan 16, 2017 in Downtown Oakland, Calif.

By Denis Perez, Photo Editor

January 18, 2017

Oakland- Thousands rallied with the Anti-Police Terror Project in Oscar Grant Plaza in Downtown Oakland, Calif. for the Third Annual March to Reclaim King's Radical Legacy on Jan 16. This event also launched an 120 hours of direct action by the APTP and its allies against the fascist agenda of president-elect...

Music ensembles gather for ‘Songs’

Ninoangelo Lastimosa of JAZZ-ology performs

By Christian Urrutia, Web Editor

December 17, 2016

The vocal and piano programs of Contra Costa College's music department hosted "Songs of the Season" featuring Schola, JazzaNova, JAZZ-ology, College Chorus, Contra Costa Singers, classical and jazz soloists during its annual fall showcase in the Knox Center on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.

Community celebrates sun, indigenous pride

A dancer performs during the 33rd annual Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, California on Nov. 24, 2016.

By Denis Perez, Cody Casares, and Christian Urrutia

December 9, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO- Alcatraz Island has been an ideal home for commemoration for 33 years every Thanksgiving Day morning for the Indigenous People's Sunrise Ceremony. This year's gathering brought close to 5,000 people to partake in the event and honor those in solidarity with Standing Rock.

Oakland’s Ghost Ship vigil, mourning

A participant writes on a long paper during the vigil remembering the victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Lake Merritt in Downtown Oakland, California on Dec. 5, 2016. Attendees leave bouquets of flowers, write down memories, draw hearts and light candles in the front of the vigil in the pergola in the lake.

By Denis Perez, Assistant Photo Editor

December 7, 2016

Mourners of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire honored victims by speaking to the crowd. Speakers recounted memories with victims, shared ideas of the victims and encourage the attendants to keep living for a better future.

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By Sean Austin and Naylea Hernandez

November 29, 2016

Advocate staffers Sean Austin and Naylea Hernandez discuss the featured content in the 11-16-16 issue of The Advocate. Details include protests in Oakland against President-elect Donald Trump, undocumented student perspective toward deportation promises and a student-planned demonstration that involved...

Partnership promotes higher degree

By Tashi Wangchuk, Multimedia Editor

November 29, 2016

The Nursing Program has a concurrent enrollment program with the University of Phoenix that awards a bachelor of science to Contra Costa College's nursing students. "This is an unusual opportunity where the nursing students are able to take their BSN course work here at the CCC campus, for a similar...

Hands Across Lake Merritt gives perspective, solidarity

By Lorenzo Morotti and Cody Casares

November 18, 2016

Oakland — Thousands of Bay Area residents gathered around Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland, California on Nov. 13, 2016 to peacefully protest against President-elect Donald Trump's divisive and targeted rhetoric on the campaign trail.  

Experience sounds, sights of anti-Trump Oakland protest

By Lorenzo Morotti and Denis Perez

November 18, 2016

The Advocate compiled sounds, and photography of the Not My President protest in downtown Oakland, California on Nov. 9, 2016 into a video. Protests in cities nationwide erupted in the wake of Republican Party candidate Donald Trump winning the presidential election with Electoral College votes. President-elect...

East Bay communities fill streets to protest president-elect Donald Trump

As he is arrested by Oakland Police, a man yells to the crowd of fellow protesters blocking the I-580 freeway during the protest against the election of Donald Trump as president in downtown Oakland, California on Nov. 10, 2016.

By Cody Casares and Denis Perez

November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump's victory on Tuesday erupted protests in major cities throughout the United States. People throughout the Bay Area assembled to speak out against his divisive rhetoric of women, people with disabilities, immigrants and LGBTQ communities. There have been protests in...

Anti-Trump protesters express grievances in downtown Oakland

A protester holds up a sign in front of a trash can set on fire during the #TrumpProtest in Oakland, California on Nov. 9, 2016.

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

November 10, 2016

Thousands of people moved through the streets of Downtown Oakland yesterday to protest president-elect Donald Trump’s rhetoric that boosted his campaign to victory and divided the nation. Protester Pestinee Yarrow said she traveled from Davis, California to denounce the anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigration...

Chorus festival exhibits talents

By Roxana Amparo, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2016

Dressed in long black and red dresses, 22 young women from Albany High School performed three ensembles accompanied by piano during the Invitational Chorus Festival on Thursday, held in the Performing Hall inside the Music Building. “Today is about sharing music. I know that you have worked extremely hard. We r...

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