The MOMENTUM series is a talk continuum and the Dean’s platform to engage the division in profound practice of mindfulness and actionable conversation – to bridge the equity gap, protect inclusivity, amplify social justice reform and intentionally address structural racism in our classrooms, college and the community.

MOMENTUM: A LECTURE SERIESThe purpose is to strengthen each other’s optimism, emotional control, empathy, perspective talk, prosocial goals and mindful attention.

It is a space to discuss and mobilize how we can better help our college’s work on policing equity and ending racism once and for all.

Upcoming Events 

La Cultura Cura

A Community and Cultural Strengths Journey

Alicia CortezTuesday, June 13

  • Lunch: Noon-12:30 p.m.
  • Program: 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Location: Multicultural Center (MCC)

Guest Speaker: Alicia Cortez, Dean, Equity and Engagement

Moderators: Steve Nava, Instructor, Sociology, and Elvin T. Ramos, Dean, Social Sciences and Humanities

Please register in advance

Co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Division, the Equity and Engagement Division and the Foothill-De Anza Foundation.

Leading Change Together

Elvin RamosWednesday, June 14

  • Lunch: Noon-12:30 p.m. 
  • Program: 12:30-2 p.m. 
  • Location: California History Center

Guest Speaker: Elvin T. Ramos, Dean, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Founder, Global Tassels

Moderators: Javette Johnson, Specialist, U.S. Department of Education, and Albert Pearsall III, Professor, Unversity of the District of Columbia

Please register in advance

On this 100th MOMENTUM event, Dean Ramos will reflect on the effort of creating the series for the college and the community at large. What is next for the MOMENTUM Series? How has this program helped shape the strategies and priorities of the division he serves? What values did it bring to the college? Dean Ramos will also reflect on his leadership style and philosophy of teaching, research, scholarship and service. Finally, he will talk about his international work with Global Tassels and will reflect about his work at De Anza thus far. 

Co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Division and the Foothill-De Anza Foundation.

Previous Events in the Series

  • SPRING 2023

  • WINTER 2023

  • FALL 2022

  • WINTER 2022

  • FALL 2021

  • SUMMER 2021

  • SPRING 2021

  • WINTER 2021

  • FALL 2020

  • SUMMER 2020

  • SPRING 2020

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