Equity Champion Awards - June

Join the Equity Action Council for this year's annual Equity Champion Awards celebration! We will be uplifting amazing individuals who are representing equity in their individual and teamwork as students, classified professionals, faculty, administrators and elders.

This year's event will celebrate the theme "Hope In Bloom: Growth & Resilience"

Tuesday, June 11th, 2024
In Person
Conference Room A & B

Help us celebrate our 2024 Equity Champions!  This year's recipients are:

Student: Jennifer Ulloa De La Torre
Classified Professional:  Melissa Aguilar
Faculty Member:  Sherwin Mendoza
Team: FAST (Football Academic Success Team)
Administrator: Yvette Alva-Campbell
Elder: Christina Espinosa-Pieb

Learn more about this year's awards recipients in the Equity Champion Awards website.

About the Equity Action Council:

The Equity Action Council is a shared governance body that helps facilitate campus- wide development and support, engagement, implementation of programs, evaluations, policies and procedures that are in line with De Anza College's vision of equity, social justice, and multicultural education. The Council helps meet the goals and objectives of equity at De Anza and, in particular, the Equity Office.  

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples- May 

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous People's Movement (MMIP)

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
In Person
MLC 111

MMIP - Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Also known as MMIWG2S+ Indigenous persons experience disproportionately high rates of violence, and, relatedly, are reported missing or are murdered at high rates. Persons include women (W), girls (G) and two spirited (2S). Bringing attention to Native children who are endangered runaways is crucial to protecting their safety, as they may be more susceptible to becoming victims of crime. May 5 is the National Day for Awareness of Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), also known as “Red Dress Day.”

Guest Speaker: Elisa Marina Alvardo 

Black Student Success Week- April 

at De Anza College
This year's theme Building A Better Future Together!
California Community College is hosting daily online webinars for Black Student Success Week at 12-1pm with related activities during the week of April 22-26, 2-24. Please register here. The Office of Equity will host watch parties on days shown below.
De Anza College is hosting 2 local events to create visibility on the Black Student experience at De Anza College and is part of a series of events in celebration of Black Student Success Week.   We are collaborating and discussing ways to set up Black students for success. Here are the details of our Lunch and Learn Series: Black Student Success Week
Monday, April 22
In Person: MLC 250, 2nd Floor
Online via Zoom:  
Watch Party: CCC - Bachelor’s Degree Programs: Are They Delivering on the Dream for Black Students? California Community College began granting bachelor’s degrees with a CTE focus in 2015. Approximately 5 students (current and recent graduates) will serve on the panel to discuss their participation in a CTE Bachelor’s Degree program across the CCC system. The session will help viewers gain insight into student awareness, access, program experience, and benefits upon completion. The session will explore any obstacles/roadblocks the student may experience that may have impacted outcomes.
Tuesday, April 23
12 - 1:30 p.m.
In Person: DASG Student Council Chambers 
Online via Zoom
“Data and Dialog” Highlighting data that reflects the achievement of black students at De Anza, their academic experience and engaging in dialogue on how to creatively move forward 
Wednesday, April 24
In Person: MLC 250, 2nd Floor
Online via Zoom:
Watch Party: Empowering Black Excellence: Policies, Workforce Development, and Apprenticeships for College-to-Career Success "Empowering Black Excellence" is a dynamic and insightful workshop that will inspire, inform, and equip participants with the knowledge and tools to make a difference in the lives of Black students through innovative practices. This session delves into the intersection of policy, workforce development, and apprenticeship programs as they pertain to Black students' educational and professional journey.
Thursday, April 25 
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom 
Student Voices Panel: “Meaningful Experiences in Marginalized Spaces” Students tell their stories of what experiences both in and out of the classroom help or hinder their educational journey. 
Tuesday April 23 and Wednesday April 24
In Person 
Location: Foothill College 
Staying in community and in partnership with our sister college, Foothill College, please see the varied in person events on their campus Black Student Success Week 2024 (foothill.edu)  
Sponsored by:
A2MEND, the CA Chancellor's Office, the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education, the Office of Institutional Research, the Office of Professional Development, and Umoja.
For More Info and Special Accommodations: Adriana Garcia GarciaAdriana@deanza.edu 408-864-5636
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