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Winter 2021

Week of February 8, 2021
"Well, in 1963, at the March on Washington, one of the agenda items, in addition to the Civil Rights Act, was a $2 minimum wage, which is transposed to today would be $15. We are 50-some years late.

And people can’t survive on $7.50, and particularly in a time when, during COVID, billionaires have made almost a trillion dollars. Only 39% of the people in the United States of America can afford a $1,000 financial emergency. We have 62 million people in this country that make less than a living wage. If we actually had a living wage that kept pace with inflation, the living wage would be $20-some an hour. The minimum wage was not minimum when it was passed years ago.

And so, right now in the midst of COVID, where we had 140 million poor and low-wealth people, going into COVID, and millions more have been added because of COVID, we have to have $15 an hour. And it can’t be five years from now, 10 years from now. It must be immediate. Now, the president can sign an executive order for federal workers now, but what we must have is legislation that passes $15 an hour."

Rev. William Barber II

14 point policy on the healing for our nation 
Office of Equity
Tools for incidents of zoom bombing 

A Guide to Coping with Quarantine as a Survivor of Digital Violence - Sexual Assault, Stalking, Blackmail, Online Harassment Lawyers | C.A.Goldberg | Carrie Goldberg

How Can I Support Students if My Class Gets Zoombombed? | Center for Teaching & Learning | UMass Amherst
Tools to access a live transcript/captioning on zoom

PDF File

Virtual Hours

Zoom Meeting ID: 447 743 784
Zoom Link

View Flyer >>

For More Info: Adriana Garcia

Equity Action Council 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Zoom Meeting ID:
Zoom Link

More About EAC
For More Info: Alicia Cortez

Equity Certification 2.0

Cultural Humility As a Pathway to Equity

Wednesday, February 18th, 2021

via zoom
Register Here

For more information and request zoom link: Claudia Guzman
Session 1: Introduction to the foundations of cultural humility while creating brave spaces for our colleagues and students.  Learn ways to improve your capacity to meet the diverse needs of the community we serve.

About the Series: The Classified Professional Equity Certification 2.0 is a 5 session (7.5 hours of pensionable PGA- Section 1b) certification that is a personal journey for classified professionals who want to deepen their work creating an equitable and inclusive campus environment. While learning in a supportive community, this series is building off Equity Certification 1.0 and will briefly review the terms and foundations of equity but will have a primary focus on deepening our skills and knowledge leading collectively for equity and inclusion. The sessions are presented by Claudia Guzman, Program Coordinator for the Office of Professional Development & Tony Santa Ana, Program Coordinator for the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education.

Event Recordings

Get Paid for Being Woke: Social Justice Career Panel
Disability Justice
Black History Month
Here are some ways to participate and engage in Black History Month [BHM] at De Anza!

Black Faculty, Staff Association (BFSA) and Black Student Union (BSU) invite us to join these events this month . See below for details for their next event.

The Outreach Office with BFSA hosted the African American Empowerment Conference [Young, Gifted and Black: Finding Your Voice] on Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021. Take a peek at their flow. 

If you would like to get involved with De Anza's BSU, please reach out to Maurice Canyon

The campus library staff created a great LibGuide, to honor BHM by teaming up with the Office of Equity. 

Ideas for integrating BHM in your classroom, curriculum, event or department, are located at Black Lives Matter at Schools website. We would also like to uplift BHM activities at our sister college- Foothill College and their Heritage & Health Series Program. They have JPG Flyer here and in PDF format too. In the meantime check out Foothill's Black Student Union's (BSU) activities. You can sign up up to their newsletter here

Other events to consider attending are listed on Eventbrite

BSU Movie Night: The Black Power Mixtape

Tuesday, February 11, 2021
via zoom
Zoom Link
Zoom Meeting ID: 953-2136-9953

For More Info: Maurice Canyon
Spend the evening with the Black Student Union for their Black History Month movie night. The BSU will be screening the 2011 documentary, "The Black Power Mixtape," directed by Göran Olsson. The film documents the evolution of the Black Power movement in America from 1967 to 1975, using footage captured by Swedish journalists.


CAN/DID is an ongoing series that will use the knowledge and experience of De Anza community members to explore issues of equity and social justice, including lessons we can all learn from the struggles of different groups in our society.

What is Black Lives Matter? Last week's installment of the CAN/DID Inclusion series featured members from across the De Anza community, including President Lloyd Holmes, sharing their thoughts on the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement. Watch the video on the CAN/DID Inclusion series website. Upcoming topics include Inclusivity in Practice at De Anza College and Anti-Asian Racism and Scapegoating During the Pandemic. Follow series updates and view more content at

Office of Professional Development

Alexs Pate Book Talk

This event has passed but if interested in this ongoing district wide conversation, then please reach out by emailing Dawn Lee or Carolyn Holcroft.

Click here to download and read the free reading Preface and Intro 
Purchase the entire book (register below for the link and a 40% discount code!). Details on how to use the code in the checkout process. Book discount code: da#40sp
“I did not set out on a journey to create a professional development program for teachers. I simply began to meditate on what I had absorbed from what popular culture had to say about me. The truth was that no matter how I saw myself, I always expected I was being seen in a different way, a fragmented sensation referred to by W. E. B. Du Bois as “double consciousness.” It is a complex truth, but suffice it to say that I never felt that the world outside my family and friends had the slightest idea of who I was.”
Alexs Pate from the preface of The Innocent Classroom: Dismantling Racial Bias to Support Students of Color

Outreach Office - Rock the School Bells

PAUSE Part 3

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
via zoom
Register here

For More Info:  Tony Santa Ana

Our guest speaker is the Hip Hop legend Davey D who will address the power of Hip Hop in today’s political climate. Learn more about him.
You may be asking: what is PAUSE? In short, it's a framework developed by the RTSB team at Skyline, De Anza, Sacramento, and Hawaii in response to the unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, to name just a few of the Black Lives lost this year to police violence. Here is a brief description:

Our 5 different points of PAUSE are Process, Acknowledge, Understand, Self-reflect, and Educate. 

PAUSE is an action, an intentional stillness rooted in purpose and deeper reflection. It is a necessary and critical part of the movement. It can be the bridge from inaction to action.  Similar to a b-boy freeze to accentuate the end of a routine or the moment before the DJ drops the beat, pauses practiced by educators can be impactful in breaking the cycles of systemic racism and oppression that exist in educational spaces.

Global Issues Conference

Part 1- Harvest of Empire

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm
via zoom
Zoom Link
Zoom Meeting ID- 943-3567-1692

View JPG Flyer>>

For More Info:  Cynthia Kaufman  

Part 2 - Author and Journalist  Roberto Lovato

Tuesday, February 25th, 2021
via zoom
Zoom Link
Zoom Meeting ID- 935-367-5648

View JPG Flyer>>

For More Info:  Cynthia Kaufman  
Jean Miller Resource Room

for Women, Genders and Sexuality

The Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Gender and Sexuality works to ensure that students, faculty and staff on the De Anza campus are free to self-determine their gender and sexual identities, regardless of income, race, or ability, and without facing harassment, coercion, discrimination or violence.We advocate for a radically inclusive campus environment that is safe, equitable and just by placing the needs of historically marginalized people and communities at the center of our work.

#JMRR      #DeAnzaJMRR    #DAJMRR

About JMRR IG- Slides >> 

Social Media handles @DeAnzaJMRR   Instagram and Facebook

JMRR Advisory Council 

Monthly Meeting

February 25, 2021
via zoom with password
Zoom Link
Zoom Meeting ID- 931-796-669-01

Request zoom link and password with Faculty Coordinator Chesa Caparas

JMRR's Artist Spotlight Social Media Campaign

The Jean Miller Resource Room is starting a new series on our Instagram page (@deanzajmrr) where we highlight LGBTQ+ and women artists and their work. We would like to extend this opportunity to our artists at De Anza. If you are interested, or know someone who would be interested, fill out the form below and we will follow up with an email. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to shoot an email to

Arts and Acivism

Not Your Model Minority
The Art and Activism of Renee Tajima Pena

"Who Killed Vincent Chin" 

Film Screening
February 11, 2021
via zoom
Register here

For More Info Faculty Coordinator Chesa Caparas

Discussion with Filmmaker  

February 17, 2021
via zoom
Register here

Conversations with Professors Chesa Caparas and Mae Lee. 

Join South Bay scholars, artists and activists for a series of conversations with filmmaker, producer and activist Renee Tajima-Peña, who explores immigration, race, gender and social justice in work that includes the films “Who Killed Vincent Chin?,” “My America … or Honk if You Love Buddha,” “Skate Manzanar” and “No Más Bebés.”

This series will include separate screenings of four films, each followed a week later by an online conversation with Tajima-Peña and moderators including faculty members from De Anza and San José State University.

For More Info Faculty Coordinator Chesa Caparas or Apryl Berney.

Disability Justice  Part II

Student Testimonies

Thursday, February 25, 2021
via zoom
Zoom Meeting ID- 

Request Special Acommodations with Adriana Garcia

For More Info:  Bianca Melendez
Image featuring disability justice advocate Lydia X. Z. Brown on thick archival paper by De Anza Alumni by Kate DeCiccio

Please attend to learn from current and former students about their experience navigating their disability while at De Anza. We are centering student voices and experiences, as well as their visionary ideas towards an equitable culture and Disability Justice at De Anza. Co sponsors include Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, JMRR for Women, Gender and Sexuality, DSPS, College Life, Office of Equity, Division of Equity and Engagement and Ability Club De Anza (student club).

Asian American Studies

  1. February 11, 2021, 1:30-2:30 PM PST: Informational Meeting on the Certificate in Asian American Studies- find out about the requirements and application process for the certificate. Register here. Info also on ASAM homepage. Hosted by Mae Lee and Phong Lam.
  2. February - April 2021: Not Your Model Minority: The Art and Activism of Renee Tajima Peña - Four film screenings and conversations with filmmaker Renee Tajima Peña. *Film screenings will precede each Q & A event on the Thursday (6 to 8 pm) prior to the event, except for No Más Bebés, which will screen on Monday, April 5th, 6-8 pm.* Co-sponsored by De Anza's Asian American Studies Department, Women’s Studies Department, and Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Gender and Sexuality, along with San José State University's Chicana and Chicano Studies Department and the Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Department. Register here.
    • February 17, 2021 (Wed), 3-5 pm PST - Dr. Mae Lee and Chesa Caparas in conversation with Renee about the legacy of her Oscar-nominated film Who Killed Vincent Chin? (1998) and the history of anti-Asian violence from the Vincent Chin case to COVID-19 
    • March 10, 2021 (Wed), 3-5 pm PST. Dr. Susana Gallardo, Lindsey Leong, and Dr. Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano talk to Renee about My America…Or, Honk If You Love Buddha (1997) and what it means to be a woman of color on the road and in the director’s chair. 
    • April 7, 2021 (Wed), 3-5 pm PST. Rosanna Alvarez, Dr. Soma De Bourbon, and Renee discuss the politics of cross-cultural storytelling, No Mas Bebés (2015), and the persistence of state-sponsored sterilization of women of color in the United States. 
    • April 22, 2021 (Wed), 3-5 pm PST. Dr. Yvonne Kwan, Dr. Joanne Rondilla, and Renee explore the landmark PBS series Asian Americans (2020) and the importance of Ethnic Studies in higher education.

Past Events: 
  1. January 28, 2021 (Thur): Siblings in Liberation: Black and Asian Feminist Solidarities Launch - 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST - Co-hosted by Black Women Radicals, Asian American Feminist Collective, and Asian American Writers’ Workshop. Register here.
  2. February 4, 2021 (Thur):  Dismantling White Supremacy Culture: For Asian/Asian American Educators - 12:00 – 5:00 PM PST - Hosted by by So Mak and Sara Yukimoto-Saltman Register here.

Webcam for Students

HEFAS has webcams!

This is for students who do not have access to one or are in need of one for school. Please send us an email with your name and home address if you need one.

*Webcam for the first-come, first-served basis

Affordable Internet

And last, we are collaborating with other community based organizations to spread the word for affordable internet. So, if you need affordable internet access or know of someone who does, please refer them to this resource. EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.

Retention Support Services / Math Performance Success (MPS) 

Book Vouchers Available! 

Retention Support Services workshops are open to all students.

Do you need assistance purchasing textbooks? Students on probation who require financial assistance may be eligible for a DA Bookstore voucher. You may be eligible for assistance. 

Reach out to Patricia del Rio with your name and CWID for more information.

Program Workshop
February 10th
11 AM-12 PM
via Zoom 

Zoom Link
Meeting Zoom ID- 986-301-427-10

For More Info: Patricia del Rio

Academic Skills Workshops

Academic Skills Workshops begin this week! These free, fun, interactive sessions are a great way to connect with other De Anza students and share ideas to help you do well this quarter. All De Anza students are welcome to attend; no preregistration is required. Just pick a topic you like and login a few minutes before the start time listed. Verification will be provided at the end of each session if you'd like to show your instructor that you attended. Find links and schedule here. Join SSC Resources for zoom links for tutoring and workshops. We also have tutors available! Find links and hours for all the Student Success Center.

For More Info- Diana Alves de Lima

Follow us on Instagram! @deanzassc

Momentum Series

Guest: Dr. Morris Thomas

Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Howard University

Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Zoom Meeting - 
 939 6091 9216
Zoom Link

About the Series
For More Info: Elvin Ramos
Moderators: Ravjeet Singh, Instructor, Economics, and Elvin T. Ramos, Dean, Social Sciences and Humanities

Morris Thomas, Ph.D, was appointed director of Howard University's Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment in 2020. He brings more than 17 years of experience in higher education to the university, with a background in both academic and student affairs, as well as with academic credentials and experience in online education. In this session, Thomas will explain the E.N.H.A.N.C.E. Learning Model and lead a mindful and actionable conversation regarding the learner experience. The E.N.H.A.N.C.E. Learning Model is a conceptual framework offering seven strategies to enhance learning through intentional course design and delivery.


De Anza Scholarships

Application Deadline: February 19th, 2021.

More information on the financial aid website.The person to contact is Millie Perez Perea. Create an online account at Academic Works

Campus Assistance

For writing assistance regarding your personal story, reach out to staff at the Student Success Center and / or attend a writing workshop .

For further assistance, please reach out to Adriana at the Office of Equity

Chicana Latina Foundation Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 31, 2021 

CLF has also opened the Online Scholarship application due March 31, 2021 so don’t forget to apply, let your friends know, and encourage college students to apply. Selected students are awarded a scholarship and participate in the Leadership Institute. To apply, click here. For more information on our guidelines, click here.


3rd Annual Virtual Event

April 28, 2021—April 29, 2021
9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Student Fee : $25
Professional Fee $75
Fee Waiver Application 
Registration Deadline - receive the special “Summit in a Box” mailing including

View Flyer >>
For Info: Stacey Boswell
De Anza College is an Official Sponsor
This conference is an opportunity to collaborate with members of the California Community College campuses at all levels. We will learn from each other’s innovative and successful ideas that will transform campuses so that we better serve and affirm LGBTQ+ students. The conference is focused on improving not only individual community college campuses but also encouraging changes at the structural level.

This year’s theme is “Beyond Rainbows: Building the will and the skills to serve and affirm our diverse queer and trans students.” We are seeking sponsors to help support students, faculty, and classified professionals to attend the Summit and to assist us in providing a foundation for future events. If you are committed to the goal of making our California Community Colleges and our communities more equitable sponsoring this event might just be the perfect fit for you. We hope you will consider being a sponsor.

Tech and Digital Marketing Careers

Facebook x Community Colleges: Info Session & Networking 

February 24, 2021
4:00-5:30pm PT / 7:00-8:30pm ET
Register here

For Info: Helen Pang

Facebook is committing to supporting Community Colleges to prepare their students for careers in the growing fields of tech and digital marketing. This work is a part of a commitment we’ve made to serving communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and in building a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

Join us for an event made for Community College students by full-time Facebookers who have attended community college! We are excited to share what it means to work at Facebook, advice and mentorship for you in your career journey and tips from recruiters!

Career & Technical Education
Career Workshops

For More Info- Helen Pang
Tuesday, Feb.2, 12:30-1:30 pm, Internship and Job Search Strategy (presented by Trisha Tran)

Stop by our workshop to learn more about effective strategies to conduct internships and job searches for this upcoming year! During the workshop, students will gain valuable resources and unique strategies to be more prepared for the search. Please register here 

Tuesday, Feb.9,  11:30 am-12:30 pm, Resume Development Online Workshop (presented by Helen Pang)
Learn how to create an effective resume and cover letter to prepare for your internship and job search in this fun and interactive online workshop! Please register here 

Tuesday, Feb.16, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, Choosing a College Major or Career Online Workshop (presented by Helen Pang)
Are you unsure about your career path or still trying to choose a major? In this workshop, you will learn important steps to help you decide on a major or career. Please register here 

Tuesday, Feb.23, 12:30-1:30 pm, Labor Market Info Research (presented by Trisha Tran)
The job-search battle is won by understanding the labor market, stop by our zoom’s Labor Market Information Research to learn more about this process. Students will gain valuable online and in-person resources in preparation for this research. Please register here 
Mental Health

Health Services Virtual Clinic

Current students are welcome to visit the Health Services virtual clinic for services. The virtual clinic uses online video that is HIPAA-compliant for privacy and security, so students can talk with a health care provider about issues including women’s health, birth control, community resources and referrals. To schedule an appointment, send an email to

Mental Health Webinars

LEAD Mental Health Resource Sheet

Virtual Mental Health Services

View Flyer>> Virtual You: Navigating Wellness Online 

View Schedule Line Up>> Please share this information with students, ages 12-25 
Free regardless of their insurance. 

For information: Catherine Aspiras or Lisa Hameed  or call 408-961-4700

Virtual You provides support and services to the youth and young adults in our communities by increasing awarenessengaging youth, and increasing skills. There are several options to register youth and young adults into Virtual You.  They can scan the QR code for Expressive Arts or Youth Incubator.  BHSD Staff can also register participants via email or over the phoneIn Partnership with Santa Clara County BHSD along with Alum Rock Counseling and AACI Youth Technology Incubator,   

Ancestral Medicine Strategies
for Health and Wellbeing

Hood Herbalism

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
via zoom

Zoom Link
Meeting ID: 813 2409 1091
Passcode: SanaSana 

View JPG Flyer >>

Hood Herbalism

For Info: Las Maestras Center
Berenice Dimas is part of a new generation of revitalizers of ancestral medicines. She has been mentored by elders like Doña Enriqueta. As the founder of Hood Herbalism, Berenice has been supporting the connection between yerbas y gente. During the workshop, she will teach us how to make herbal syrups to support our immune system through the pandemic as well as the cold and flu season. She is a queer herbalist, birthworker, and educator. She is the founder of Hood Herbalism, a community based herbal education project. Berenice also supports birthing people as a full spectrum birthworker centering ceremony and indigenous birthing practices. You can find out more about Berenice's work by visiting her website and her Instagram pages @hoodherbalism @brujatip

Chicanx Indigenous Spirituality, Healing, & Well-being

Two Part Event!

Feb. 27th 11am-1pm CDT Time / 10am-12pm PST Time
Mar. 6th 11am-1pm / 10am-12pm PST Time
Fee $30 for students
via zoom
Register Here
Community Events

A Day of Remembrance

Bay Area Day of Remembrance Consortium 2021 

Abolition! Reparations! Carrying the Light for Justice
Friday, February 19, 2021
via zoom
Register Here
For More Info: (415) 921-5007 •

PROGRAM: Keynote Speaker: Rev. Arnold Townsend. Associate Minister, Church Without Walls, Vice President, San Francisco NAACP

Emcees: Dianne Fukami, Award-winning filmmaker &Hillary Nakano, Attorney and activist

Clifford I. Uyeda Peace & Humanitarian Awardee:Campaign for Justice: Redress NOW for Japanese Latin Americans! represented byBekki Shibayama

Virtual Candle-lighting Ceremony

Performance: Ito Yosakoi

Interfaith Benediction: Japanese American Religious Federation (JARF)

2021 Human Rights Lecture Series:
Black Feminism, Socialism, and the Work of Dr. Angela Davis

Dr. Angela Davis and the Indispensability of Black Feminism and Socialism in 2021

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
Register Here

This is the second of the three-part SJSU HRI 2021 Human Rights Lecture Series, focusing on the relevance of Black Feminism, Socialism, and the work of Dr. Angela Davis in facing the many human rights challenges of our time. The event will feature a virtual teach-in panel discussion of Black Feminism and Socialism by internationally known scholars, Drs. Barbara Ransby, Bettina Aptheker, and Neferti X.M. Tadiar. Each guest will present a brief, but provocative talk before engaging directly with questions from the viewing audience.

From Elections to Accountability

Mariah Parker 

Thursday, February 11, 2021
1-2pm PST

via zoom                                    
Register Here
Sliding Scale : $5-$25

All who register will receive a link to watch live or later. English captioning provided
How do we hold local and national elected officials accountable? That's one of the topics in this SpeakOut virtual event with Mariah Parker, a bold and progressive Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) Commissioner who is part of a new wave of young women of color who’ve entered politics.

She is also openly queer, a hip hop artist, a PhD candidate in linguistics at the University of Georgia, and was active in the state’s recent Senatorial races.

Mariah has a lot to say about the relationship between electoral politics and community and campus organizing and how united action—in the streets and at the polls—can bring about the beginnings of real change, especially as it relates to racial justice and criminal justice efforts. 

41st Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance

Confronting Race in America: Unifying Our Communities

February 14, 2021
via You Tube

For More Info: 
The 41st San Jose Day of Remembrance event commemorates the anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066. The order, signed on February 19, 1942, led to the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese descent during World War II. Hundreds of people will gather together online not only to remember that great civil liberties tragedy but also to reflect on the rising tensions that are building within our communities today.

Although many of our communities have been suffering from the effects of racism for generations, people outside of these communities are finally realizing that there are enormous disparities throughout our society due to race. Many people have taken action to try to confront these issues in the struggle for racial and social justice. Since one of the driving forces behind the WWII Japanese American incarceration was attributed to racial prejudice, many Japanese Americans are compelled to join with other communities in their fight for social justice.

Related to this theme, NOC is honored to have featured speaker Reverend Jethroe Moore II, President of the San Jose NAACP.  NOC sat down for an hour-long interview with Reverend Moore in January. In this segment -- which will not be a part of our Day of Remembrance program -- Reverend Moore talks about police accountability and the rise of hate groups.

New Americans Fellowship

Virtual Info Sessions 

February 19th, 2021

February 25th, 2021
via zoom                                    
Register Here

For more info: Email
or call 408-394-0854

Eligible DACA Recipients Invited to Apply by March 1, 2021
The County of Santa Clara is offering the New Americans Fellowship program to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients living, working, or going to school in Santa Clara County. The New Americans Fellowship, a 10-week leadership program that runs from June through August 2021, offers a stipend of up to $10,000 to cover living expenses. The application is available at and is due by the end of the day on March 1, 2021.

Fellows receive mentoring and career pipeline support from County leaders and from various mentoring County departments; as part of the Fellowship, participants gain transferable skills and professional development in the areas of research and policy analysis, public communication, group facilitation, and project management. They are also trained to serve as community ambassadors to improve and expand immigrant integration.

“New American Fellowship is an opportunity for Dreamers to gain leadership and career experience within Santa Clara County. This fellowship offers more than technical skills--it supports networking with other fellows who share similar experiences and with mentoring departments. We have seen Dreamers earn gainful employment, offer important recommendations to improve county processes and programs, and learn about how the county comprehensively serves the immigrant community. More importantly, we have been inspired by the fellows as they continue to learn, grow, and succeed, honoring of their families’ sacrifices and perseverance,” said Zelica Rodriguez-Deams, OIR Director.

The Office of Immigrant Relations is committed to building a welcoming, equitable and just county that supports the full potential of all residents. Within the framework of Welcoming Communities, the County created the New Americans Fellowship program for DACA recipients with skills and tools to serve as ambassadors of change and inclusion in the community. 

Spearheaded by County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisor Dave Cortese and managed by the Office of Immigrant Relations, the New Americans Fellowship is a leadership pipeline for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients living, working, or going to school in Santa Clara County. The Fellowship is 10 weeks and offers career development and a stipend of up to $10,000 to cover living expenses. Fellows are placed in various County departments and gain transferable skills and professional development 

Wayfinding Online: Navigating the Virtual Landscape Together

3CSN's Equity 101  

January 11 - March 7, 2021
Register  Here
Fee: $175       

For More Info: Lauren Servais     
As you plan your professional learning for the new year, we invite you to consider Equity 101, an 8-week online course for educators from all areas of campus. Participants will build knowledge about some of the many teaching and learning perspectives for equity and reflect on how to advocate for social justice from where we are, as instructors, managers, or classified staff.

Three (3) post-baccalaureate units will be available for an additional cost ($300, or $100 per unit) from California State University-Dominguez Hills, College of Extended Education. Purchasing CEUs is completely optional, and not required for registration in the course. Course facilitators will provide more information about signing up for the units after the course has begun.


A Taste of History- Euphrat Museum
The Equity Summit - Education & Global Perspectives  For More Info- Website
Finding Justice, Fairness, and Joy in Your Community w/Michelle Alexander
Land & People: A Conversation with Dolores Huerta & Luis Valdez - POST Wallace Stegner Lecture
A Conversation with Dr. Cornel West: The Shared History of African American and Latinx Peoples
Leading Equity Center - Annihilating Racial Injustice In Schools
Career Ladders Project - Empathy as a Tool for Equity
Career Ladders Project - Deconstructing the Process of Career & Educational Planning
Stanford's Leadership for Society Race and Power
Cannabis, Equity, & Racial Justice Series
Amah Mutsun Land Trust Webinars
Red Dress Special Webinars
LGBTQ+ Asylum - Oasis Q Corner Chat
UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy
50 Years of Imagining Radical Feminist Futures: A Conversation with Angela Davis and adrienne maree brown
Race, Justice, and Equity in the Workplace and Beyond: A Call to Action
“¡Printing the Revolution!” Virtual Exhibition Preview


Resource #16 - Virtual Help Desk
Admissions and Records
Resource #15 - Local Housing 
City of Cupertino
Resource #14 - Fostering Civil Discourse: How Do We Talk About Issues That Matter? PDF Format
Resource #13 - Rental Assistance during Covid-19
City of San Jose
Resource #12 - How to Recognize if Your Colleague is Struggling
Here are some tips
Resource #11 - COVID -19
Guide for Immigrant Californians
Resource #10 - Mental Health
Check out this PsychHub Videos
Resource #9 - FAFSA
FAFSA and California Dream Act Applications Now Open!
Visit our Campus Financial Aid Departmen
Resource #6 - Inexpensive Internet Access
Hit Connect      College Buys     Mobilize Citizen
Resource #5 - Immigration Legal Clinic
Foothill College
Resource #4 - De Anza's Emergency Funds 
Fill out the online application in the Financial Aid website.
Resource #3 - De Anza's Food Pantry
The Food Pantry is a great way to access free food amd $25 gift cards on a weekly basis.
Resource #2 - Public Programs
Protecting Immigrant Families: (PIG) is a non profit that provided this tool- Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs During COVID-19.
Resource #1 - Financial Support
Sacred Hearts Community Service is a nonprofit that helps during and beyond the covid-19 pandemic with resources for housing, food, and much more including financial assistance programs.
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