CCS 50th Anniversary Celebration Series: Chicana and Chicano Studies Scholars Transforming Higher Education

Please join the department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (formerly
Mexican American Studies) as we celebrate our 50-year legacy at San José
State University. We’ll hear from a panel of distinguished graduates who are
building careers as higher-ed faculty across a range of institutions, shaping
the next generation of Chicana/o Studies scholars. Speakers include:

  • Nancy Acevedo-Gil, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Technology, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Rosanna Alvarez, Braided Scholar, De Anza College and San Jose State University
  • Angelina Loyola, Adjunct Faculty, Sociology and Ethnic Studies, San Jose Evergreen Community College District
  • Juan Pablo Mercado, Professor, History, Chabot College

Friday, April 26 | 3:00-5:00pm | MLK 225

The Truth Effect – Silicon Valley’s Take on the Mid-term Elections

You are invited to what will surely be an informative, incisive event focused on the aftermath of the midterm national elections. The event – which we are calling “The Truth Effect – Silicon Valley’s Take on the Mid-term Elections” – takes place here on campus. All are welcome, and admission is free.

when: November 15, 2018, 6:30–8:30
where: SJSU Diaz Compean Student Union Theater

Come hear some of the Silicon Valley’s top political minds as they weigh in on the elections and offer their insights on what the outcomes mean for SJSU, our region, and the nation.

Panel 1: All Politics is Local

Terry Christensen
Professor Emeritus, Political Science


Cindy Chavez
Supervisor, District 2 (SJSU alumna)

Fred Keeley
Lecturer, Political Science
Former Assemblymember, District 27
Treasurer, Santa Cruz County

Evan Low
Assemblymember, District 28 (SJSU alumnus)

Panel 2: The Tech Factor: Campaigns and Voting in 2018

Melinda Jackson
Professor and Chair, Political Science


Rachel Michelin
President and CEO, California Women LEAD

Matt Mahan
President and CEO, Brigade

Jessica Speiser
Chief Outreach Officer, Voter Circle

Please email

The event is hosted by President Mary A. Papazian