Reclaiming Our Humanity

A Taste of History 2020-21

Thank you to everyone who joined us for "Dreaming and Imagining" on Feb. 4!

If you missed this livestreamed event, or would like to watch it again, you can still watch the recording here or on YouTubeYou can also read more about our featured guests lower on this page.

  • Learn how you can support future arts and humanities programs at De Anza College, by clicking the yellow "Donate" button below the video.

Check back here for details about the next event in our Taste of History series, planned for spring 2021.

"Dreaming and Imagining" is an exploration of history through ancestral foodways, stories, song and daily practices that strengthen the power of dreams This event was sponsored by De Anza's unique arts and humanities organizations, the Euphrat Museum of Art and the California History Center.

“Dreaming is the stage in which the full panorama of possibilities are expressed (and) considered …” – Pōkā Laenui

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Meet Our Featured Guests


Poka Laenui

Pōkā Laenui, a native son of Hawai’i, is a lawyer and scholar who is credited as the father of the Hawaiian Sovereignty movement.


Jocelyn Jackson

Jocelyn Jackson is a chef, lawyer, and artist who founded Justus Kitchen in Oakland and is also a founding member of the Peoples Kitchen Collective.


Jen the Rainmaker

Jen the Rainmaker is an entrepreneur, speaker and native medicine and wisdom carrier of indigenous Chichimeca and Toltec descent.


Melissa Ann Nievera Lozano

Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano is a scholar, community organizer and co-editor of the Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader


Gregg Castro

Gregg Castro is an Ohlone and Salinan writer and activist on cultural preservation, protection and education.


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Fall 2020: Recovery and Reconnection

If you missed our Oct. 22 event, "Recovery and Reconnection," you can still watch the recorded livestream here or on YouTube.

scene of JapantownThis live, online event was an opportunity for the De Anza community and Taste of History supporters to reconnect, through offerings and reflections by local poet laureates, musicians and artists – as well as former and current students, faculty, staff and administrators.

Participants included



Spring 2021: A Celebration with Commitment and Action

The Power of Our Humanity

Date and Time TBA

We'll have more details about this event soon! 

Taste of History 2020

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