In fall of 2013 Eduardo Pineda's ENGAGE: Mural Arts class created murals for the Center for Elder’s Independence (CEI), a high quality, affordable integrated health care services program that promotes autonomy, quality of life and the ability of individuals to live in their communities. With guidance from CEI staff, students visited the Eastmont Town Center and the Josie Barrow Center to interview seniors over meals and hands-on activities and developed themes and imagery for the murals. The students designed and painted eight mural panels for the two facilities in which seniors attend day programs.
Themes of nature, water, flight, day, night, and twilight are evocative settings used in the the mural designs to spark imagination. The fullness of life experience, the journeys taken, and the unique paths individuals chose are also expressed in the class murals, with an emphasis on introspection, togetherness, and joyful reunion.
In fall of 2012 Eduardo Pineda's ENGAGE: Mural Arts class created murals for the People’s Grocery Garden and the California Hotel. The class worked with the People’s Grocery, a social justice and food advocacy organization that established an urban farm in the food desert of West Oakland. The mural project was for the California Hotel, on San Pablo Ave in Oakland near Emeryville, owned by the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, and where The People’s Grocery operated a community garden on the Chestnut Street side of the building. The historic hotel was under reconstruction. Students also helped to tend the farm and provided administrative support in order to better understand the role of the organization in the expansion of the urban food system. Remarkably students discovered a zoning ordinance that saved the newly planted West Oakland farm from imminent closure by the City.
The class created seven mural panels – five for the San Pablo Avenue side of the Hotel, that were temporarily mounted on …
In fall of 2011 Eduardo Pineda's ENGAGE: Mural Arts class created murals for the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB), for the newly constructed storage and distribution facility. Student majors included graphic design, illustration, textiles, printmaking, writing & literature, individualized program, photography, sculpture, and painting/drawing. The collaborative design and painting process produced wood mural panels for the food sorting area, and a larger mural on canvas at the entrance to the facility. Students met with Food Bank staff to learn about the organization’s mission and observe the facility’s environment. The students also benefited from the architectural design of the warehouse produced by a previous CCA class — an Interior Design course taught by Amy Campos — in order to identify the best placement of the murals within the facility.
In the panels, the students wanted to represent the transformation of food from packaged resource at the food bank to when it emerges at homes as bright …
Timeline of dates of important events in the history of diversity at CCA/C created for the 2018 Diversity Studies Faculty Exhibition, by CCA Faculty Edduardo Pineda
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.
Service dates for Diversity Studies Program Chairs and Ethnic Art Studies from 1970-2018, with photographs.
In the Fall semester of 2016, CCA Faculty Kari Marboe and Capp Street Project Archive Curator Jennine Scarboro teamed up for the Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio (UDIST) course Activate Archive: Capp Street Project. During the class students were introduced to the CSP Archive, researched the process, intention,and realization of projects sponsored by CSP and used their research to inspire their own new collaborative and individual site-specific works. The course culminated in a campus exhibition In CCA's Oliver Art Center.