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...

Dia San Jose shows diversity in Mexican culture

Maria Burrell and Arturo of Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí at Dia San Jose

Jenny Choi, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2019

Dia San Jose teleports attendees to Mexico’s “Dia de los Muertos,” featuring live music, traditional foods and antique stands on Saturday, Oct. 19. With half of their face painted as skulls, Maria Burrell and Arturo Magaria of Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí swayed their colorful skirts into waves...

‘HIV/AIDS in the Latinx Community Event’ strives to help break the stigma around HIV

Aldo Martinez, 23, art major, plays the game Joteria, and LGBTQ+ version of Loteria during the event.

Yasmin Pando and Nick Bauersfeld

December 17, 2018

Panelists invited to speak at the ‘HIV/AIDS in the Latinx Community Event' shared their experiences living HIV positive, and how students with low-income can have access to clinics on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Audience members played a group game and listed to a presentation by the panelist speakers. A skit wa...