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Inclusion in Practice: 

Intercultural Studies, Part II

April 26, 2021

The CAN/DID Inclusion Series returns today with a new video on ethnic studies and reclaiming our humanity in the classroom.

Inclusion in Practice at De Anza College: Intercultural Studies, Part IIThis is the second installment in a three-part series highlighting inclusion in practice through De Anza's Intercultural and International Studies Division – the only academic division of its kind at a California community college.

In this video, Edmundo Norte, dean of Intercultural and International Studies, discusses the importance of including "more of what it means to be fully human" in education.

"That is part of our charge," says Norte. "Part of our goal is that we want every individual to develop fully in all the dimensions of their being."

This Friday, IIS will be hosting an Ethnic Studies Multiracial Panel event – the first in a series of five. Look for more CAN/DID Inclusion Series releases leading up to these weekly panel discussions.

Ethnic Studies Multiracial Panel Event

Join the Intercultural and International Studies Division for an online series of panel discussions and dialogues, which will bring together faculty representatives from our four core areas of ethnic studies, along with students, classified professionals and administrators from these racial, ethnic and cultural communities.

The panels will convene on five consecutive Fridays, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Look out for related CAN/DID Inclusion Series videos preceding each of the panels.

  • Friday, April 30: African American Studies
  • Friday, May 7: Asian American and Asian Studies
  • Friday, May 14: Chicanx/Latinx Studies
  • Friday, May 21: Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • Friday, May 28: Comparative Ethnic Studies – Building Multiracial Alliances

We encourage participation in the entire series, for full inclusion and understanding. Please register in advance to attend.


CAN/DID is a multimedia series that examines equity and social justice issues by drawing on the knowledge and experiences of our own community members.

Future installments of CAN/DID will address additional aspects of the Black Lives Matter movement and more issues that affect all of us at the college.

You can find all the videos and social media posts, along with resources for support and further exploration at For resources and information on addressing racism, visit the Standing Against Racism webpage. We'll also highlight future installments through this email newsletter.

CAN/DID is produced by the multimedia team and others in the Office of Communications, in consultation with the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education.

Your feedback on the series is welcome at

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