Welcome to VIDA! 

May Day Flyer

May Day: International Workers Day 

Monday, April 26th, 2021


Online via zoom 

Zoom Link 

Meeting ID: 9289-2536-508

About the Event 

May Day, also known as International Worker’s Day, is celebrated to honor the struggle for working people’s rights. It began as a worldwide display of solidarity following the 1886 Haymarket Rally in Chicago where unionized workers were killed while striking in support of the 8-hour workday. Since 2006 it has also been a time to actively protest for the rights of immigrants. De Anza College asks you to participate in this event highlighting the history of the fight for the rights of workers and immigrants, the contributions of essential workers, and become more familiar with what it has meant for many of us to be in unions.

For More information: Cynthia Kaufman KaufmanCynthia@deanza.edu

Presented by VIDA (Vasconcellos Institute of Democracy and Action) and Office of Equity, Social Justice and Multicultural Education


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VIDA's mission is to empower students to become agents of change in their communities and beyond; to foster education that meets the needs of the communities we serve; and to help develop pathways to meaningful participation in local, state, and federal government decision making processes.

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VIDA office is closed due to the Shelter in Place order due to the covid19 pandemic. We are available remotely and will continue to provide resources when possible

Stand Up for Black Lives and Against White Supremacy

slogan of black lives matter and a supportive message from VIDA

We need to keep fighting for change until the police no longer serve the interests of white supremacy. White supremacy remains a core part of every aspect of our society, from who gets loans for homes, to who is protected from COVID-19, to who is protected by police, and who is murdered by them. We will not stop our work until no more Black and Brown people are murdered by the police. We will not stop our work until White Supremacy is completely uprooted from our society. 

Engaged Learning

If you are looking for a community partner for your service learning class, visit our Engaged Learning webpage.

Donate to VIDA

students at state capitolVIDA could not exist without generous supporters who believe in the power of civic engagement. After the death of Senator Vasconcellos,  VIDA received an extraordinary pledge to perpetuate the vision of the Institute of Community and Civic Engagement. Community members Jim and Becky Morgan pledged a challenge grant of $198,000 over three years in honor of Senator Vasconcellos' long history of civic work. Your gift will help the program match their generous donation.

Important information to direct your gift to VIDA: 

  • Click the "Donate Now" button below.
  • Fill out the form with your information.
  • Under Program, choose "Other."
  • Type "VIDA" in the box and the amount you would like to donate.

Donate Now

For more information, contact Robin Latta at the Foothill-De Anza Foundation by emailing lattarobin@fhda.edu



Building: East Cottage

Cynthia Kaufman
Phone: 408.864.8739

Program Coordinator:
Angélica Esquivel
Email: esquivelangelica@fhda.edu
Phone: 408.864.8993

Student Staff: vidaofficestaff@gmail.com

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Office Hours:

Cynthia Kaufman
Zoom Office Hours:

Tuesday [10:00-11:00am]: https://fhda-edu.zoom.us/j/97570891785

Wednesday [12:00pm] : https://fhda-edu.zoom.us/j/99037665853

Thursday [10:00-11:00am]: https://fhda-edu.zoom.us/j/96760752017

Angélica Esquivel
Monday [3:00-4:00pm]:  https://fhda- edu.zoom.us/j/6709748989

Wednesday [10:30-11:30am]:  https:// fhda-edu.zoom.us/j/6709748989


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