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Join us for a series of screenings, talks and exhibitions focused on the power of art to illuminate and inspire important forces for social change.

Tuesday, Nov. 10: 

W.E.B. Du Bois: Lessons for His Future, Our Present

  • 10 a.m.-Noon – online talk with professor Eric Porter
  • Zoom meeting ID: 953 3394 3142 


W.E.B. DuBoisW.E.B. Du Bois was a civil rights leader, educator, author and poet. He was the first Black student to earn a Ph.D. from Harvard, writing his 1895 dissertation on the American slave trade.

Du Bois founded the protest group known as the Niagara Movement, co-founded the NAACP and edited "The Crisis," an influential magazine that published young Black writers and advocated for civil rights.

In this talk, historian and scholar Eric Porter will explore Du Bois’ work and his influence on today’s Black Lives Matter movement. 

Eric PorterPorter is a professor in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz; he also teaches Critical Race and Ethnic Studies. 

Porter has written and edited several books including "New Orleans Suite: Music and Culture in Transition," "What is This Thing Called Jazz: African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists" and "The Problem of the Future World." 

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Thursday, Oct. 22: Reclaiming Our Humanity

The World Is Better With You In It

The Euphrat Museum of Art and California History Center are co-hosting this online celebration with local artists, poets and musicians, including several De Anza alums. Guests will include

Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 20-21: Lingua Franca

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20 – Netflix watch party 
  • Noon, Wednesday, Oct. 21 – online discussion with producer Jhett Tolentino

Linga FrancaThe Jean Miller Resource Room is hosting a watch party followed by an online conversation about “Lingua Franca,” which tells the story of an undocumented Filipina trans woman who works as a caregiver as she tries to secure a green card. The film's director and star, Isabel Sandoval, is a trans immigrant herself.

After the watch party on Oct. 20, join the online conversation on Oct. 21 with film and entertainment producer Jhett Tolentino, winner of three Tony awards and a Grammy.

Tuesday, Oct. 20: Know Your Ballot!women in drawing

  • 10 a.m.-Noon – interactive event 
  • Zoom meeting ID: 953 3394 3142

Reading about ballot propositions can be dull. This is a chance to learn about ballot measures through poetry, visual images and other creative methods.

You'll hear students present information and arguments, pro and con, in engaging and unexpected ways.

This interactive and creative activity is co-sponsored by Latinx Empowerment at De Anza (LEAD) and the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA).

And She Could Be Next

Tuesday, Oct. 13: And She Could Be Next

  • 10 a.m. – film screening via Zoom
  • 11 a.m. – Q&A with co-director Grace Lee

Sociology instructor Steve Nava will screen a 40-minute segment of  “And She Could Be Next,” a documentary miniseries about women of color who are transforming politics

After the screening, Nava will lead a Q&A about art, education and politics with Grace Lee, who directed/produced the series with director/producer Marjan Safinia and producer Jyoti Sarda

This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning PBS nonfiction film series:

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