Personal Stories: Latinx Experiences
Luis A. Garcia
CAN/DID Personal Stories are short videos in which members of the De Anza community share their personal insights and experiences, as part of the CAN/DID Inclusion project.
The videos on this page feature Latinx students, faculty members and classified professionals. They were interviewed for Raza Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2023.
Augustin Espino Diaz
Ryan Santillan Bermudez
Andrea Aviles Guzman
Personal Stories From 2022
The videos below, featuring De Anza student Natalie Elias, were released in honor of Latinx Heritage Month in 2022.
What Latinx Means to Me
Loving De Anza
More Personal Stories
Experiences in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities
These videos were released for Filipinx American History Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in 2022 – plus some new videos released in October 2023.
Honoring LGBTQ+ History and Coming Out
Members of De Anza's LGBTQ+ community shared their personal stories in these videos. They were released in October 2022 to commemorate LGBTQ+ History Month and National Coming Out Day.
Sharing Experiences As a Black Person
To commemorate Black History Month in February 2022, these videos featured students, faculty members and classified professionals sharing their "Experiences as a Black Person."
Previously In the CAN/DID Series
Previous installments in the CAN/DID series have explored perspectives on the Black Lives Matter movement, provided context and strategies for countering anti-Asian racism, explored De Anza's unique Intercultural Studies program and celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride at the college.
What Is Black Lives Matter?
What does this important movement mean to De Anza's Black students, faculty members and classified professionals?
Intercultural Studies at De Anza
What are the vision and goals behind the creation of De Anza's ethnic studies program – and what makes it unique?
Countering Anti-Asian Racism
What is the history behind anti-Asian racism and scapegoating during the pandemic – and how can we confront it?
Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride
How would members of De Anza's LGBTQ+ community describe their views on love, coming out and other questions?