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Office of Equity, Social Justice and Muliticultural Education

Our programs

Get Involved!

Equity Core Teams (ECT)

Student Equity Advocacy Leadership Training

State Equity Initiatives

High Impact Practices Seminars and Speakers Series

Trainings and Certificates

Cultural Humility


Equity Professional Development

Equity Action Council (EAC)


Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Genders, and Sexuality

Equity Officer Representatives

Room Reservation Request

Conference and Summits

Equity Partners In Learning (formally Partners In Learning)

Intersectionality & Student Success Conference (Formally Queer & Now)

Equity Leadership Summit (AKA: Linkages Institute)

Allies Retreat

Training programsEquity Core Teams

Diversity Dialogue Groups

Cultural Humility Certificate

Equity In Education Student Leadership Certificate

WAIT! For Equity (White And Invested Teachers)

Equity visionConceptual Framework

Ways We Serve

Guiding Assumptions and Core Values

Visual Tools

campus Equity PlanningResources for Equity Planning

Resources for Deans

Resources for Chairs



The Art of Change Exhibit

Past Newsletters

Event Galleries


LGBTQ Resources

Lending Library 


Faculty (Full and Part-time)

Classified and Certified Professionals

Department Chairs

Manages and Deans

Multicultural EducationWhat is Multicultural Education?

Overview and History of Heritage Months

Heritage Month Events

Equity Pedagogy

Culturally Responsive Teaching




Office of Equity, Social Justice and
Multicultural Education

Community Conversations

If you are interested in submitting a request for a Community Conversation topic please fill out the Community Conversation Request Form.

The Community Conversations Program was developed by the Office of Equity, Social Justice, and Multicultural Education to open dialogue and build deeper relational trust and understanding among students, faculty, and classified professionals. This program is an attempt to bring "hot topics" or burning issues of interest to the De Anza community forward, in a safe place where we can hear each other's perspectives, hopes, concerns, and personal stories. The community conversation space is a venue to both give and receive cross-cultural respect and support. These conversations are led by De Anza community members, facilitated by students, and organized by the student interns of the Equity Office.   

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete and submit the Equity Office Volunteer Form.

Conversation Community Agreements:

·       I will stay engaged in the dialogue and social justice work

·       I understand that I may experience discomfort

·       I will speak my truth for the good of the group

·       I will listen without judgment

·       I will assume positive intentions on behalf of my peers

·       I will support the balanced contribution of all group participants

·       I will accept non-closure; this is an ongoing process

·       I will maintain confidentiality

 Source: WCCUSD Equity Team


Starting Assumptions:

·       We all want to be here for the good of the group

·       There are more questions than answers

·       This is an ongoing learning process

·       We are equals

·       Our values, cultural identities, and past experiences matter

·       Conflict is always possible, and conflict is OK when addressed from the heart

·       We are all prejudice; prejudice is learned and can be unlearned

·       We are here to learn from each other


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Building: MLC 250

MLC Floor Layout

Adriana Garcia


Last Updated: 11/6/14