2023 Ethnic Studies Summit

Thursday, June 1 ~ 11:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

California History Center

You're invited for a day of discussion and reflection on the history and impact of ethnic studies at De Anza.

Our keynote speaker will be Paul Fong, former member of the California Assembly and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees. He is also a former Asian American Studies instructor – and a De Anza alum! 

Please RSVP below if you wish to join us for lunch, so we can plan accordingly.

hands forming a circleTentative program:

  • 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Light lunch
  • 12:30-12:50 p.m. – Keynote Speaker Paul Fong: History of Ethnic Studies at De Anza
  • 1-1:30 p.m. – Elders' Panel: History of Ethnic Studies Departments at De Anza with Ruben Abrica-Carrasco, Retired Chican/Latinx and Spanish Instructor, Michael Chang, Retired Intercultural and Asian American Studies Instructor and Carolyn Wilkins-Santos, Retired Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities:
  • 1:30-2 p.m. – Students' Panel with Vanessa Bermudez, Natalia Jaramillo, Juliette Leyva, Ofa Pahulu, and Eric Penunuri: Experiences With Ethnic Studies Courses
  • 2-3:00 p.m.Student Showcase: California Counternarratives
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