Welcome to the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education! 

Standing Against Racism and Injustice

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other recent events have highlighted longstanding injustices experienced by African Americans and other people of color. De Anza College is responding with support, resources and several upcoming events.

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Student Online Learning Tools

These were created by LEAD student Vanessa Bermudez 

  1. Student Guides (Online Learning, Studying at Home, Creating Online Communities, and Self-Care during Isolation). See attached .pdf or bit.ly/DeAnzaStudentGuides
  1. Students’ Perspectives: Tools to Support Online Learning. See attached .pdf or bit.ly/StudentsPerspectives
  1. Local Resources for the De Anza Community (Financial, food, housing, etc.): bit.ly/DeAnzaLocalResources

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The Office of Equity is part of De Anza's Equity and Engagement Division. We are committed to the State Equity Plan for 2019-2022.

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We humbly do this work in Ohlone nation, the original caretakers and stewards of love and respect for the land. The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area continues this beautiful legacy.  For more information about their work, please visit their website

We understand we do this work with the contradiction that we are in occupied territory and after the massacre of Ohlone peoples, with western definitions of political borders.  With more conviction, we are determined to educate students to decolonize and deconstruct, making social justice work through relationship building and staying true to a way of life that involves "To All My Relations." 

The Equity Office is part of the Division of Equity and Engagement at De Anza College. 

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Mission Statement  

The Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education promotes — through programs and services — an academic, cultural and social environment that provides equity, social justice and academic success for all members of the De Anza College campus community. It supports the district and college missions, which consider diversity an essential component of student education in the 21st century.

The Equity Office takes this charge seriously. We have expanded our mission of fostering a climate of healthy diversity that values individual and group differences and respects the perspectives of others by working to eliminate institutional oppression or barriers that perpetuate inequity, injustice, and mono-cultural education.

All of us in the academy and in the culture as a whole are called to renew our minds if we are to transform educational institutions-and society-so that the way we live, teach, and work can reflect our joy in cultural diversity, our passion for justice, and our love of freedom.

- bell hooks, scholar


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Adriana Garcia

Administrative Assistant

Office of Equity



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