Welcome to the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education!
In this historic year of transition and new beginnings, we invite you to align to the core values of equity and social justice. Here are ways we are honoring Black History Month and you can see the details of the programming in the Black Faculty and Staff Association website. In addition, we have opportunities to be upstanders and we can learn from these Educational Resources on Anti-Asian Scapegoating created by the Asian American Studies department. One example, is this solidarity statement written by De Anza's African American Studies. See these other college resources to support this ongoing journey to Stand Against Racism, currently very present against the Black community and the Asian community but not limited to the Latinx and Muslim communities.
Watch following recordings for some inspiration.
- Get Paid for Being Woke: Social Justice Career Panel (Jan 21, 2021)
- Disability Justice (Jan 28, 2021)
Anti-Racism and Dr. Joy DeGruy
To continue exploring and studying Dr. DeGruy's work, please visit this Foothill-De Anza LibGuide:
For more information, please send an email to EquityOffice@deanza.edu
We humbly do this work in Ohlone nation, the original caretakers and stewards of love and respect for the land. The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area continues this beautiful legacy. For more information about their work, please visit their website. And also consider learning from this great online tool "Visualizing Indigenous Persistence during Spanish Colonization of the San Francisco Bay Area"
We understand we do this work with the contradiction that we are in occupied territory and after the massacre of Ohlone peoples, with western definitions of political borders. With more conviction, we are determined to educate students to decolonize and deconstruct, making social justice work through relationship building and staying true to a way of life that involves "To All My Relations."
Which Native Region Do You Live In?Find out by texting your city or zip code to 907.312.5085. (Texting charges may apply.)
Equity and Justice Resources
What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!
Please see our Conceptual Framework visual, explore our website regarding Guiding Assumption and Core Values and equity resources as well as student resources during this online learning experience. Check out these webpages, too:
- Standing Against Racism – college resources to support your equity and social justice journey
- More Ways to Study Equity – additional links, tools and guides for the current civil rights landscape.
- How to be Anti-Racist in a Virtual Environment - great resource from Leading Equity LLC
Ways to be Engaged
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 Equity Office takes this charge seriously. We have expanded our mission of fostering a climate of healthy diversity that values individual and group differences and respects the perspectives of others by working to eliminate institutional oppression or barriers that perpetuate inequity, injustice, and mono-cultural education.
All of us in the academy and in the culture as a whole are called to renew our minds if we are to transform educational institutions-and society-so that the way we live, teach, and work can reflect our joy in cultural diversity, our passion for justice, and our love of freedom.- bell hooks, scholar