La Voz News

Dreamer liason to be appointed

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Assembly bill 1645 signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will require all California community colleges to designate a “DREAMer Resource Liaison” for undocumented students on campus. De Anza College already has existing services for undocumented students on campus, namely the Higher Education for AB 540 Stu...

Undocumented students face employment barriers at California community colleges

Undocumented students face employment barriers at California community colleges

Kathleen Quinn and Ethan Bennett

November 14, 2019

Over a thousand students without Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival cannot get jobs on campus at De Anza College, due to state and federal regulations that prevent employers from hiring employees without documentation. U.S. Code 1324a, one of the regulations, prevents the hiring of persons who do no...

‘UndocuWelcome’ orientation holds workshops, outreach

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2019

Undocumented students chanted, “We’re here and we’ve got this” at the De Anza College second annual “UndocuWelcome Orientation” on Sept. 12 and 13, in an indigenous blessing ceremony to respect the native land being stood on. Undocumented students and families were invited to participate i...

Lit Lunch empowers students to create change

Lit Lunch empowers students to create change

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

Ideas for equity, big and small, presented students an opportunity for reflection and motivation during Lit Lunch, held on Feb. 26 in the Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education. Speakers Angelica Esquivel, program coordinator for the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action...

Series of Self Care activities show just how important self care is

Series of Self Care activities show just how important self care is

Elsa Castro, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019

Face masks, trips to the spa and bubble baths are all ways to practice self-care. But self-care comes in many other forms and Higher Education for AB 540 Students (HEFAS) created a space just for that at the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action (VIDA) Offices on Feb. 14. “I wanted to have an event where people could come in and have the creative space to paint a se...

VIDA: Civic Engagement for the De Anza Student

Yami Sun and Francisco Alvarez

January 17, 2019

The Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action is an on-campus organization provided for De Anza College students in the hope to empower and enrich campus life through community organization, immigration and various facets of civic engagement.

Students engage in outreach campaign for midterm elections

Damon Ong, Staff reporter

December 5, 2018

To increase political involvement in school for the recent midterm elections, outreach campaigns by the political science department and the VIDA office engaged students’ involvement to spread voter awareness. Ultimately, they were a success, with over 800 new registrations based off of a single “vote...

DASB endorses De Anza College democracy wall

Brittani Maher

June 12, 2018

The DASB senate endorsed further steps for the construction of a democracy wall, a public board on which the community can share political views on campus. Details of the wall’s construction, including funding, are yet to be decided. Student trustee and VIDA representative Hayman Wong, 20, politic...