Writer and educator Juvenal Acosta talks about experiences from his twenty years of teaching at CCA/C, including his start at CCAC in 1989 when Michael McClure recruited him for the school 's nascent MFA Writing program and the Writing program at CCA in 2019. He expresses his longstanding dream that CCA stay in Oakland and contrasts the Design and Architecture focused culture of the school in SF with the "diversity, nature, intellectual and spiritual" focused "Bohemian" culture of the school in Oakland.
Poster maker and political artist Doug Minkler talks about his experience creating the collaborative large scale "U.S. Out of Central America" sculpture in the Emeryville Mudflats and his feelings about its subsequent demolition a day later. He discusses making and exhibiting political art, selling work on Telegraph Avenue and being left with the lesson of the Mudflats experience that, there, "a small group of people could have a big effect, that the number of people that saw that sculpture, even on one day, was profound"
Artist and educator Charlie Milgrim talks about her building experiences in the Emeryville mudflats: building sculptures with high-school students during her first teaching experience in 1975 and collaboratively creating large scale activist pieces protesting the U.S. involvement in the Civil War in El Salvador in the late 1980s.
Artist Tyler Hoare talks about his building experiences in the Emeryville mudflats.
Muralist Dan Fontes talks about his building experiences in the Emeryville mudflats.
Artist and politican Scott Donahue talks about his building experiences in the Emeryville mudflats.
Mary Bayard White talks about various faculty that influenced her during her time at CCAC in the 70s and 80s. She remembers how her edcucation at CCAC cemented her desire to be an artist and the lasting impact that participating in an experiemental program in Mexico had on her.
Lisa Jacobs talks about being in the Graphic Design program at CCAC in the early 1990s. She remembers the De Haro Street campus, and the high level of knowledge and expectation of CCAC Graphic Design faculty. She gives current students the advice "If things are tough, don't walk away or abandon it. Keep going."
Jay Ward talks about his time at CCAC in the late 80s and early 90s: his student worker jobs, student housing, and the vibe of the campus. He recounts his experience of the 1989 earthquake on campus.