Personal Stories: Latinx Experiences

Luis A. Garcia

CAN/DID Personal Stories are short videos in which members of the De Anza community share their personal insights and experiences, as part of the CAN/DID Inclusion project.

The videos on this page feature Latinx students, faculty members and classified professionals. They were interviewed for Raza Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2023.

Norma Guido

Hugo Vasquez

Augustin Espino Diaz

Julie Lopez

Hellen Pacheco

Dereck Estay

Ryan Santillan Bermudez

Stephanie Martinez

Andrea Aviles Guzman

Andres Adame

Personal Stories From 2022

The videos below, featuring De Anza student Natalie Elias, were released in honor of Latinx Heritage Month in 2022.

What Latinx Means to Me

Loving De Anza

More Personal Stories

Erick Aragon

Experiences in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

These videos were released for Filipinx American History Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in 2022 – plus some new videos released in October 2023.

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two women talking

Honoring LGBTQ+ History and Coming Out

Members of De Anza's LGBTQ+ community shared their personal stories in these videos. They were released in October 2022 to commemorate LGBTQ+ History Month and National Coming Out Day.

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Payton Sample

Sharing Experiences As a Black Person

Students and others spoke about Black heritage for this new series celebrating Black History Month in 2024. A previous series in 2022 featured speakers who shared their "Experiences as a Black Person."

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Previously In the CAN/DID Series

Previous installments in the CAN/DID series have explored perspectives on the Black Lives Matter movement, provided context and strategies for countering anti-Asian racism, explored De Anza's unique Intercultural Studies program and celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride at the college.

Black man in sportcoat: What Is Black Lives Matter?

What Is Black Lives Matter?

What does this important movement mean to De Anza's Black students, faculty members and classified professionals?

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Smiling Latinx man in front of 3 smiling students: Inclusion in Practice at De Anza

Intercultural Studies at De Anza

What are the vision and goals behind the creation of De Anza's ethnic studies program – and what makes it unique?

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Young Asian woman: What Are the Effects of Anti-Asian Scapegoating

Countering Anti-Asian Racism

What is the history behind anti-Asian racism and scapegoating during the pandemic – and how can we confront it?

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smiling faces of seven people: CAN/DID Inclusion Series

Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride

How would members of De Anza's LGBTQ+ community describe their views on love, coming out and other questions?

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