staff 2016-2017

Welcome to the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education!

Event Series:
Engagement in the Face of Hatred 

Developing Community Resilience

Date: Thursday, May 17
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
Location: Campus Center Conference Rooms A & B
Contact: Alicia Cortez, Equity and Engagement Division Dean

A year after the rhetoric that was unleashed by the Trump campaign and presidency, there’s a sense of exhaustion among many in our community – including Muslims, immigrants, undocumented people, LGBTQQI+ people and others who feel under attack and physically unsafe. How can we support each other in these divisive and stressful times? What are ways that community organizations are working to push back against those assaults?

All events are accessible. Previous events included

  • Compassion, Care and Advocacy in Response to Homophobia (Feb. 14)
    The series began with a film screening of "The Laramie Project" and a community conversation about LGBTQQI+ allies and campus support, in response to a recent hate crime.
  • Addressing White Supremacy (March 6)
    President Trump's election brought white supremacist forces from the margins to the center of discussions in this country. There are white supremacists in every region, including the Bay Area. Some are targeting colleges to provoke and recruit. How do we recognize and respond to white supremacist forces, while taking care of ourselves and our community?
  • Standing Up Against Hate Speech (April 25)
    Like many colleges, De Anza has had people come to campus and speak in ways intended to provoke. How do we balance and understand the relationships between hate speech, free speech and the First Amendment? 

Check back here for more information and events, or contact the Office of Equity at 408.864.5636.

Events sponsored by

  • California History Center Audrey Edna Butcher Civil Liberties Education Initiative
  • Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education
  • Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Gender and Sexuality
  • Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action
  • Office of the President

Spring Quarter 2018 Programming

Join us in the journey towards Collective Liberation and Solidarity, inspiring Radical Hope and Joy!

Funded by the Office of Equity, State Equity Initiative & DASB

Co-Sponsors include the divisions of Equity and Engagement and  Intercultural and International Studies.  

Lit Lunch: Bite Size Equity @ MLC 250

  • Wednesday, April 18:11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 22: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
  • Program Information: Adriana Garcia 

Engagement in the Face of Hatred

  • Standing up Against Hate Speech
    Wednesday, April 25: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. @ Conf Rm A + B
  • Developing Community Resilience
    Thursday, May 17: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. @ Conf Rm A + B
  • Program Information:  Alicia Cortez

EAC Meetings @ 1:30-3 p.m. @ MCC

  • Thursday, April 26
  • Thursday, May 10
  • Thursday, May 24
  • Thursday, June 14
  • Program Information: Adriana Garcia 

Cultural Humility Spring Series Training @ 1-4:30 p.m. @ MCC

  • Thursday, May 3
  • Tuesday, May 15
  • Thursday, May 24
  • Program Information: Veronica Lewis (Neal)   

Beyond the Color of Fear by Victor Lewis

Tuesday, May 8

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. - Conversation with faculty and staff regarding social justice pedagogy
  • 1:30-3 p.m. - Student-centered interactive workshop
  • Program Information: Roseanne Quinn 

Queer and Now Conference

  • Tuesday, June 5: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. @ Conf Rm A + B
  • Program Information: Shaila Ramos 

Lavender Graduation

Pride Ball

Equity Celebration

Tuesday, June 19: 3-4:30 p.m. @ Conf Rm A + B

  • This event is ADA accessible. Please contact us if you require special accommodations.

  • For information, contact Adriana Garcia 408-864-5636 or 

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Mission Statement  

The Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education promotes — through programs and services — an academic, cultural and social environment that provides equity, social justice and academic success for all members of the De Anza College campus community. It supports the district and college missions, which consider diversity an essential component of student education in the 21st century.

The Equity Office takes this charge seriously. We have expanded our mission of fostering a climate of healthy diversity that values individual and group differences and respects the perspectives of others by working to eliminate institutional oppression or barriers that perpetuate inequity, injustice, and mono-cultural education.

It is not who you attend school with, but who controls the school you attend.

- Nikki Giovanni, poet and writer


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Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Building: MLC 250 


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