Equity Talks

Kindling Equitable Notions talks and Equity Walks (K.E.N.E.W) is a committee of the office of Student Equity and Success.  Our focus is inculcating and spreading equitable ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful “talks” (30 minutes or less). K.E.N. talks began in 2018 as an idea presented by professors Rebecca Tran and Thuy Trang, Counseling Faculty at Mission College, Santa Clara, California.

They felt that professionals in the college community had equitable notions that could contribute to the Equity themes of Value, Trust, Justice, and Fairness. And therein lies the development of our mission statement: Our mission is to inculcate and spread equitable ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful “talks” (30 minutes or less).  

The committee’s objective is to bring together some of the college's best movers, shakers, thinkers, and contributors to the Equity Framework.

Since 75 - From Refugees to Model Minorities

April is known as Black April for Vietnamese Americans because it was on April 30, 1975 when the Vietnam War came to an end and the beginning of the Vietnamese diaspora overseas. Whether by planes or boats, more than 700,000 Vietnamese refugees came to America by 1996 and since then, the Vietnamese American community has grown to 2.3 million.

To learn more about the San Jose Vietnamese community, and specifically, our Mission College’s Vietnamese colleagues, here are the stories of our own: Danny Nguyen, Vice President of Admin Service Theresa Tran, EOPS Counseling Faculty Thuy Foot, Admin Specialist for Social Sciences & Humanities Mong Binh Nguyen, current student https://www.sbs.com.au/theboat/