Introducing the CAN/DID Series
Standing Against Racism and Injustice
The Office of Communications is proud to present CAN/DID, a new multimedia series that explores equity and social justice issues by drawing on the knowledge and experiences of our own community members – including students, faculty and classified professionals.
The first video to be released is a preview of future installments in the occasional series, which will incorporate online video, social media and other formats to examine lessons we can all learn from the struggles of different groups and individuals.
Watch the trailer, meet series participants and find resources for support and further exploration at deanza.edu/candid. Future installments will also be posted there.
The CAN/DID Inclusion Series is produced by the multimedia team and others in the Office of Communications, in consultation with the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education. It was developed as a way to expand on collegewide efforts following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. Those efforts included funding of a full-time, permanent position for an Umoja program counselor, online discussions and activities for students and employees, and the creation of the Standing Against Racism resource webpage.
The project's name draws from two words: “Can” represents the opportunity for action and positive progress. “Did” acknowledges the history – good and bad – that we are building on. And “candid” means open and honest, which the series is intended to be.
Your feedback on the series is welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Article posted on Jan. 22, 2021)