Reclaiming Our Humanity
A Taste of History 2020-21
Join us online for "Dreaming and Imagining," the next event in our year-long series.
Thursday, Feb. 4 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
“Dreaming is the stage in which the full panorama of possibilities are expressed (and) considered …” – Pōkā Laenui
"Dreaming and Imagining" will examine history through ancestral foodways, stories, song and daily practices that strengthen the power of dreams.
This event will be streamed live on YouTube and will feature cultural curators and community caretakers who bring the wisdom of their ancestors into the work they do now.
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Meet Our Featured Guests
Pōkā Laenui, a native son of Hawai’i, is a lawyer and scholar who is credited as the father of the Hawaiian Sovereignty movement.
Jocelyn Jackson is a chef, lawyer, and artist who founded Justus Kitchen in Oakland and is also a founding member of the Peoples Kitchen Collective.
Jen the Rainmaker is an entrepreneur, speaker and native medicine and wisdom carrier of indigenous Chichimeca and Toltec descent.
Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano is a scholar, community organizer and co-editor of the Pilipinx Radical Imagination Reader.
Gregg Castro is an Ohlone and Salinan writer and activist on cultural preservation, protection and education.
This event will be livestreamed on YouTube, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4.
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The annual Taste of History fundraiser will be held in spring 2021, following two virtual events hosted in the fall and winter by De Anza's unique arts and humanities organizations, the Euphrat Museum of Art and the California History Center.
This event series, inspired by the work of indigenous Hawaiian activist Pōkā Laenui, will feature creative content makers, cultural curators and community leaders.
Scroll down to read more about previous and upcoming events.
Fall 2020: Recovery and Reconnection
If you missed our Oct. 22 event, "Recovery and Reconnection," watch the video here.
This live, online event was an opportunity for the De Anza community and Taste of History supporters to reconnect, through offerings and reflections by local poet laureates, musicians and artists – as well as former and current students, faculty, staff and administrators.
- Janice Lobo Sapigao, Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County and De Anza alum
- Arlene Biala, former Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County (2016-17)
- Melanie Cervantes, visual artist and cultural worker
- Diego Cihuacoatl Gomez, poet and De Anza alum
- Dorothy Holford, photographer, videographer and De Anza alum
- Kristin Lindseth, visual artist
- Jennifer Myhre, artist, documentarian and De Anza sociology instructor
- David Howard-Pitney, musician and De Anza emeritus history faculty member
- George Rivera, visual artist and emeritus director, Triton Museum of Art
- Tony Santa Ana, poet, artivist and program coordinator, De Anza College Office of Equity
- McTate Stroman II, spoken word artist
- Flo Oy Wong, poet, visual artist and De Anza alum
- Jing Jing Yang, Poet Laureate of Cupertino
The Power of Our Humanity
Date and Time TBA
We'll have more details about this event soon!