14th Annual African/ African American Graduation: “A Call to Action: Africans Unite!”



The 14th Annual 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 and heritage and embraces the values of community scholarship and achievement.

The African/African American Graduation does not replace your college commencement ceremony. 

Graduation Date:
Saturday, May 21, 2022 

festivities will be in the Merritt College Huey P. Newton Lounge beginning at 11:00 am, and the virtual event will be televised at 5:30 pm. The link will be forwarded in a later email. 

Virtual Graduate RSVP email:

With your RSVP, please include the following information for your Graduation Slide: 

  • Full Name
  • Student ID
  • Graduation College
  • Degree(s)/Major(s)
  • Graduation Picture (Can be a cell phone pic)
  • Whose shoulders you stand on/who supported your academic journey this far (two sentences)

Please forward your information no later than May 6th.


Watch the 2020 celebration on Youtube

2021 African African American Flier

Questions? Please feel free to contact one of the following committee members:

Ramona F. Butler
EOPS/CARE Coordinator
Berkeley City College