La Voz News

Umoja promotes Black excellence despite lack of visibility

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The word “Umoja” is a Kiswahili word meaning unity.  This is what Claudia Barbosa, counselor and coordinator of Umoja at De Anza said she is trying to build among the black student population on campus. As of the fall quarter of 2019, De Anza only had 4% of its students identify a Black or African America...

Jean Miller Resource room hosts “Womxn and Kava’NAH! … What now?” event

My Do, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

Students, faculty and staff, wore purple in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault at the “Womxn’s Rights and Kava’NAH!…What now?” event at the Jean Miller Resource Room on Monday, Oct. 15. Some were survivors themselves. The Office of Equity hosted this gathering offering a safe space...