Janet C. Mendoza StickmonHumanities and Philosophy Coordinator
JANET C. MENDOZA STICKMON is a tenured professor of Humanities and teaches American Mind I and II, Intro to Africana Studies, and Filipina(o) American Heritage. Prof. Stickmon is the author of Crushing Soft Rubies: A Memoir, Midnight Peaches, Two O'clock Patience: A Collection of Poems, Short Stories and Essays on Womanhood and the Spirit, and her latest book; To Black Parents Visiting Earth: A Guide to Raising Black Children in the 21st Century. Her work has been published in Positively Filipino, Mutha Magazine, and the Huffington Post. Stickmon also led a collaborative effort between the Humanities Department and the Associated Students of Napa Valley College to open The Cultural Center in Spring 2016. Within the community, Stickmon is the founder of Broken Shackle Developmental Training and the Black Leaders and Mentorship Program and has also worked to advocate for the integration of Ethnic Studies into the K-12 curriculum as a member of the Napa Valley Ethnic Studies Advocates.