MOMENTUM Speakers Series

Momentum descriptionThe Momentum series serves as an ongoing dialogue platform and the dean's vehicle for fostering deep mindfulness and productive conversations.

Its primary aim is to close the equity gap, champion inclusivity, advance social justice reform, and deliberately confront structural racism within our educational institutions, both in the classroom and throughout the broader community. Its overarching goal is to bolster optimism, emotional regulation, empathy, diverse perspectives, pro-social objectives, and mindful awareness among all participants.

This space is dedicated to discussing and mobilizing strategies to more effectively support our college’s efforts in achieving equitable policing and eradicating racism definitively

Upcoming Events 

History Making: A Retrospective of "Cruisin' J-Town"

Thursday, May 30

Duane KuboGuest Speaker: Duane Kubo, Film Director and Former Dean, Intercultural and International Studies

  • 12:30-2 p.m.
  • Multicultural Center

Please Register to Attend

Celebrate the 1975 documentary "Cruisin' J-Town" with Duane Kubo, film director and former dean of Intercultural and International Studies at De Anza. In 2023, the U.S. Library of Congress selected "Cruisin' J-Town" as one of 25 films to be preserved in the National Film Registry. Come hear the 50-year story of this honored film.

This event is co-sponsored by the Asian American and Asian Studies Department, Asian Pacific American Staff Association (APASA), Film/Television Department, Social Sciences and Humanities Division's Momentum Speakers Series, Contemporary Asian Theatre Scene, Japanese American Museum of San Jose, and San Jose Nikkei Resisters.

Previous Events in the Series

  • SPRING 2024

  • WINTER 2024

  • FALL 2023

  • 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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