Get Involved

Get Involved on Campus and in your Community

Get Involved

Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action

De Anza's Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) has internships, programs and other opportunities for students to gain practical experience in organizing, community service and political action.

Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action

The Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education promotes — through programs and services — an academic, cultural and social environment that provides equity, social justice and academic success for all members of the De Anza College campus community. It supports the district and college missions, which consider diversity an essential component of student education in the 21st century.

The California History Center at De Anza promotes the active study of civil liberties and democratic values, as informed by local and regional history and related studies, through the center's Audrey Edna Butcher Civil Liberties Education Initiative. This initiative takes inspiration from lessons learned from the World War II mass incarceration of Japanese Americans and subsequent campaign to win redress for this historic violation of civil liberties and rights.

Student Resources


Make Your Voice Heard

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has built a handy tool that makes it easy to write your Congressional representative and two U.S. Senators. website

This page helps you track all of the federal bills going through Congress.

California Legislature

It’s almost as easy to find your state representatives with this tool created by the California Legislature.

You can also search through the bills for California on this site.

Organize and Advocate

Resistance School

Resistance School is a short series of online courses developed by Harvard graduate students, who say their goal is to offer "practical skills for taking back America."

ACLU of Santa Clara Valley

ACLU Santa Clara Valley focuses on local and statewide civil liberties issues as well as national concerns. It also sponsors local events and educational activities.

Stay Informed

American Civil Liberties Union Southern Poverty Law Center Electronic Frontier Foundation
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