Advancing Inclusion in College Life

The Heritage Month Workgroup is but one of many groups in the De Anza College learning community working to create an environment where every person feels valued, nurtured, connected, and engaged.

  • Contributors

    Workgroup contributors make the work processes, calendars, and artifacts possible. All members of the campus learning community are invited to participate in this ongoing effort including students, faculty, classified professionals, and community members. Thank you for your service!




    Tabia Lee

    Faculty Director, Workgroup Co-Chair

    Office of Equity, Social Justice, Multicultural Education

    Ron Kleinman

    Part-Time Faculty, Workgroup Co-Chair

    Computer Information Systems Department

    Christina Jethi

    Part-Time Faculty

    History Department

    Don Watkins

    Head Baseball Coach

    Athletics Department

    Wendy White

    Full-Time Faculty

    Social Sciences and Humanities Division

    Shirin Jamali

    Part-Time Faculty


    Lauren Gordon

    Full-Time Faculty

    English Department

    James Adams


    De Anza Equity Librarian

    Manisha Karia

    Full-Time Faculty

    Business Department

    Dennis Shannakian

    Operations Specialist and Student Activities Coordinator

    Office of College Life

    Micah Rudin



    Amrit Kaur Gill



    Anya Bergstrom



  • Meeting Information

     Spring 2023 Meeting (May 11, 2023)

    • Check back soon and join us May 11, 2023 from 3-5 PM on Zoom

    Fall 2022 Meeting (October 25, 2022)

     Spring 2022 Meeting (June 9, 2022)

    • Meeting Notes 
    • Spring 2022: Heritage Month Workgroup Presentation to the De Anza Academic Senate (the Academic Senate opted not support the efforts of the Heritage Month Workgroup multicultural calendars and expressed concerns about the multifaith calendar "turning our school into a religious school")
      • The same presentation was presented to the De Anza Student Government which opted to support the efforts of the Heritage Month Workgroup; students expressed appreciation for the importance of cultural inclusion.
  • Additional Resources

    Check out a cool meditation on Bridge Building for Tolerance!

Site Navigation

Workgroup Homepage   |    Heritage Month Calendar   |   Identity Recognition Days   | Multifaith Calendar

Got Questions?

Please contact the co-chairs with suggestions for the heritage month calendar, identity recognition calendar, or multifaith calendar:

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