Washington Square: The Stories of San Jose State University

The San Jose Fruit Cocktail: Canneries, Civil Rights and the Birth of Silicon Valley

One hundred years after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, SJSU history lecturers maintain that San Jose canneries inspired diverse communities to organize, advocate and use their voices. Margo McBane and Suzanne Guerra argue that it is more important now than ever to understand the canneries’ economic, cultural, political and social impact.

Designer Yoon Chung Han's stands in front of a machine that scans and projects an image of your iris.

“Eyes” Wide Open

SJSU Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Yoon Chung Han combines art, design and engineering to create installations based on unique biometric data.