Happy Retirement for Abbie Patterson

On Saturday, June 20, 2015, in the penthouse ballroom overlooking the south bay–at the Doubletree Hilton in Torrance, California–family, colleagues, and friends of Abbie Patterson celebrated her 37 years in education.  Corey Rodgers, dean of admissions and records of Harbor College was the master of ceremonies.  Pastor Charles Williams from Grace Chapel gave the invocationContinue reading “Happy Retirement for Abbie Patterson”

Juneteenth 2012 at Trade

Juneteenth is an annual observance on June 19th to remember when Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and freed all remaining slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865. This day is an opportunity for people to celebrate freedom and equal rights in the United States.  The Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Black Faculty & Staff AssociationContinue reading “Juneteenth 2012 at Trade”

The Etymology of “Picnic”

Several LATTC BFSA meetings ago, some members were concerned about using the term, “picnic” in describing our Juneteenth celebration.  Etymologists dismiss the claim that the word picnic derived from events in which blacks were lynched, and online sources like Snopes and Urban Legends support those claims. However, the response from Dr. David Pilgrim, sociology professor and curatorContinue reading “The Etymology of “Picnic””

Father’s Day at Trade

LA Trade Tech’s culinary arts graduate, Roosevelt Johnson, a GAIN/CalWorks participant and father of 4 sons, was the student speaker for the LATTC graduation, emcee for the Black History Month Village, and was featured on NBC on Friday, June 15, 2012 as one of their Fathers’ Day success stories.  Thanks to Linda Cole, LATTC GAIN/CalWorksContinue reading “Father’s Day at Trade”

Spring Fling 2012 Membership Drive

LATTC BFSA President Coach Richard Wells and Vice President, Linda Cole held Trade’s First Annual Spring Fling Membership Drive with over 40 guests present.  Current and potential members were provided information from the Faculty Union Guild President Carole Anderson and Staff Chapter President Lori Hunter.  Also, Academic Senate President Lourdes Brent updated the group on the latest information regarding the FoundationContinue reading “Spring Fling 2012 Membership Drive”

Black History Month 2012 at Trade

Black History Kickoff Black History Month at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College has been filled with educational signposts and the experiences of a people’s journey. It is an unmistakably American story that is woven into the fabric of history. The Black Faculty and Staff at LATTC along with the BSU and ASO, want you to takeContinue reading “Black History Month 2012 at Trade”