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Events Fall 2023

Israel-Palestine Teach-In

Click here for the event recordin: LInk to ZOOM

Event Decription: It can be scary to hear about events happening in the Middle East on the news, and difficult to learn and find information about them.

This event will provide information about the history of the area and current political conflict.


  • Joel Beinin- Professor Middle East History, emeritus Stanford University
  • Fadi Saba, a stateless refugee, Palestinian-American and advocate for human rights

Sponsored by VIDA,  Jewish Voice for Peace South Bay and Muslim Student Association De Anza and Foothill

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Events Winter 2022

Winter Showcase: Racial Justice and the Crisis of Democracy

This year the college has been reading "The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart" by Alicia Garza.

The Winter Showcase encourages everyone to come together and build our campus community by collectively addressing the crises of our time.

We welcome all types of student presentations: workshops, roundtables, interactive activities or games, videos, performances (musical, theatrical, dance, spoken word, TikToks, Twitch events, personalized Zoom backgrounds, etc)

Creative thinking and stepping outside of boxes are encouraged.


Events Spring 2021

Student Voices United for Change 2021

Student Voices United for Change
Thursday 4/29 1:30-3:30pm and Friday 4/30 10am-12pm!

SVUC flyer 2021

May Day! International Workers Day at De Anza

flyer mayday

 About the Event 

May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, is celebrated to honor the struggle for working people’s rights. It began as a worldwide display of solidarity following the 1886 Haymarket Rally in Chicago where unionized workers were killed while striking in support of the 8-hour workday. Since 2006 it has also been a time to actively protest for the rights of immigrants. De Anza College asks you to participate in this event highlighting the history of the fight for the rights of workers and immigrants, the contributions of essential workers, and become more familiar with what it has meant for many of us to be in unions. 

Special Guests Speakers:  Jean Cohen, President, South Bay Labor Council; Salvador Bustamante, LUNA, Latinos in Action;  Akubundu Amazu-Lott, The All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP); FHDA Employee Unions

Poetry Performance by Santa Clara County Poet: Laureate Janice Sapigao 



Events Winter 2021

LogoThis year's conference will be held in two parts, as we explore the theme of "Unforgetting: Family, Migration, Healing."

Part 1: Harvest of Empire 

  • Film screening and discussion
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. – Noon

Part 2: Robert Lovato

  • Hear from the author of "Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas"
  • Thursday, Feb. 25, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

More About the Conference

Assault on Democracy: Roots and Repair


The Assault on Democracy was a space to reflect on recent events  specifically the assault of the capitol in Jan. 6, 2021  and to encourage students to explore ideas about the process of repairing democracy. 

The Jan. 26 event was facilitated by instructors Robert Stockwell, Sal Breiter and Wendy White. It was sponsored by VIDA and the Equity and Engagement Division at De Anza College.

Watch the Zoom Recording

Day of Remembrance: Feb. 18, 2021

flyer day of remembranceJoin us for Organizing for Redress: Japanese-American Internment, Immigrant Detention and Reparations for Slavery

Speakers will include Tom Izu, Susan Hayase, Amber Keiko Aochi, Christina Pham and Nicholas Pope

  • Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
  • 1:30-3:20 p.m.

Many people know that Japanese Americans throughout the U.S. commemorate Feb. 19 each year as a “Day of Remembrance” to remember the forced removal and mass incarceration of their community during World War II.  But few know its connection to the grassroots struggle that Japanese Americans waged to win redress for the massive violation of their rights.


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