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CAN/DID Personal Stories: Latinx Pride

Oct. 17, 2023

Luis GarciaExtending the celebration of this year's Raza Heritage Month, the CAN/DID Inclusion project is sharing more “Personal Stories” videos in which De Anza students, faculty members and classified professionals talk about what makes them proud to be Latinx.

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“The reason why I’m proud to be Latino is because of the community, family, that brings everyone together,” student Luis A. Garcia says in one of the new videos.

 Norma Guideo“I’m proud to be Latina because it honors my family’s story – the struggles, the happiness, everything that my family has gone through to give me the opportunities that they didn’t have,” adds Norma Guido, counselor in the Office of Outreach.

The new videos are being shared on social media and can be viewed at

Coming up next: Watch for another series of “Personal Stories” videos to celebrate Filipinx American History Month, which runs through the end of October. We’ll be posting these on social media in coming weeks. You can also view them on the CAN/DID website.

CAN/DID is a multimedia series that examines equity and social justice issues – with the goal of building community – by drawing on the knowledge and experiences of De Anza College students, faculty and staff.

In addition to sharing earlier "Personal Stories" featuring Asian American, Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx and LGBTQ+ perspectives, the series has explored the Black Lives Matter movement, provided context and strategies for countering anti-Asian racism and celebrated De Anza's unique Intercultural Studies programs

CAN/DID is produced by the multimedia team and others in De Anza’s Office of Communications, in consultation with the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education, college affinity groups, and others.

Your feedback on the series is welcome at

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