June 2022: Despedida and Graduation Ceremony
¡LEAD! students and their supporters gathered outside the VPAC on June 9 to celebrate the end of the 2021-2022 academic year and to honor our students who are graduating or transferring this year.
May 2022: Latinx Mental Health
Our Latinx community struggles to balance relationships, work and leisure. Understanding our culture and solutions is important! This May 19, 2022 event included panels on
A Focus on LGBTQ+ Community
- Moderators: Steve Nava, LEAD co-coordinator; Val Soto, LEAD mentor
- Panelists: Christian Aguilar, undocumented scholar and educator; Shaila Ramos, HEFAS program coordinator and co-founder
Indigenous Healing Cultura
- Sandra Pacheco, UC Berkeley instructor in Gender and Women's Studies, learner and practitioner of Zapotec traditional medicine and indigenous healing practices
- Felicity Amaya Schaeffer, UC Santa Cruz professor in Feminist Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, author of "Love and Empire: Cybermarriage and Citizenship Across the Americas" and "Unsettled Borders: The Militarized Surveillance on Sacred Indigenous Land"
Felicity Amaya Schaeffer
A group of LEAD peer mentors created these resources to support online learning to share with students and faculty members during this unprecedented time, when the college has shifted to online classes in response to coronavirus health directives. The resources were created by students enrolled in ICS 2B: Practicum in Peer Mentoring, Leadership and Community Building.
- Student Guides: online learning, studying at home, creating online communities and self-care during Isolation – download at bit.ly/DeAnzaStudentGuides
- Students’ Perspectives: tools to support online learning – download at bit.ly/StudentsPerspectives
- Local Resources: financial, food, housing and other resources – download at bit.ly/DeAnzaLocalResources
LEAD students and instructors recently visited an agricultural field as part of a "Farmworker Reality Tour" organized by the Center for Farmworker Families in Felton. They also caught a stage production of Teatro Visión's "Macario" at the Mexican Heritage Plaza in San José.
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LEAD students started off the school year with orientation in the Multicultural Center on Sept. 24.