Institute of Community and Civic Engagement

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Voter Education Series

These events are sponsored by De Anza’s Institute of Community and Civic Engagement, office of the President, Office of Diversity, and Generation Engage, San Jose.

Faculty Panel on 2008 Presidential Elections

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
12:30 p.m.- 2 p.m. Hinson Campus Center Conference Rooms A & B
Refreshments will be served
Join Political Science faculty Robert Stockwell and Nicky Yuen, Humanities faculty Wendy White, and Philosophy faculty Cynthia Kaufman for an engaging panel presentation and discussion on the Upcoming Presidential Elections.  They will provide political analysis on key policy issues and the cultural dialogue taking place on race and gender.

Andale Welcome Event for New Students and Their Parents

Saturday, October 18, 2008 
9:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Hinson Campus Center Conference Rooms A & B

Latino/a Empowerment at De Anza presents a welcome event for students and parents that will include student led workshops on activism and voter registration.

Voter Education on Immigration Legislation

Monday, October 20, 2008
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Hinson Campus Center Conference Rooms A & B   Refreshments Served
The elections have provided a focal point for activity among immigrants and new citizens: rallies and marches, voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts aimed at bringing hundreds of thousands from immigrant communities into a new level of civic participation. A record number of immigrants have become new citizens this year, and good portion registering in time to participate in the November elections.  Panelists from local immigrant rights organizations will discuss immigrant civic participation and proposed legislation impacting immigrant communities. See our Flyer

Film Screening and Community Dialogue of Brett Morgen’s CHICAGO 10

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Hinson Campus Center Conference Rooms A & B
Refreshments Served
In 1968, the Democratic National Convention in Chicago was beset by protests in the streets. Several youth leaders and other activists organized public protests against the Vietnam war, against what they saw as America’s failings. Eight of the leaders including Black Panther Booby Seale were charged with inciting to riot and brought to trial in Chicago. Mixing animation with archival footage, CHICAGO 10 explores the buildup to and unraveling of the protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the ensuing 1969 conspiracy trial. Moderated dialogue to follow film screening.

Film Screening and Community Dialogue of Mable Yee's Engage Her: Getting Minority Women to Lead and Vote

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

12 noon-1:30 p.m.  Administration Building 106  Refreshments Served

Why over 30 million minority women don't vote?  Why do the vast majority of Latina, African American, and Asian American/Pacific Islander women in the US fail to vote?  And why doesn't anyone seem to care?  Join producer and filmmaker Mable Yee in a film screening and discussion of Engage Her, which explores responses to the questions above.

For more information on these events and other election activities on campus, contact ICCE staff
at 408-864-8349 or email

The De Anza Institute of Community and Civic Engagement’s (ICCE) mission is to advance education for democracy with full participation of all of our communities as its core value.

Generation Engage (GenGage) is a nonpartisan youth-civic-engagement initiative that connects young Americans to political leaders, to other civic organizations, and to meaningful debate about the future they will inherit.

Institute of Community and Civic Engagement

Building: East Cottage Contact: Cynthia Kaufman
Phone: 408.864.8739


Last Updated: 6/10/15