The StoneWorks committee leads Stone Church’s mission and social justice efforts, both in our community and in concert with Presbyterian Church (USA) and other national and international partners. This page highlights recent and upcoming social justice events and actions, and information resources.
Our Social Justice Actions For May
StoneWorks and our partners have several important ways to get involved in racial justice education and initiatives during May. Join us!
Last week of April: Click here to ask your congress person to co-sponsor and vote to support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) applauds this effort to care for a suffering creation and supports passage of this bill.
Saturday, 5/1 - 8-11:30 a.m. Join us on Cinco de Mayo weekend to thank farmworkers by providing them with non-perishable foods & other essential supplies. Contribute items in San Jose or pack your car with donations from family & friends, then caravan from San Jose to Hollister, California. Visit http://farmworkercaravan.com/ for more information.
Saturday, 5/1 - 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Sacred Heart Solidarity Summit - How can our communities thrive after the Covid-19 pandemic? Sacred Heart’s members, supporters and staff will talk about how to create bold and historic change. Join us for a conversation on how to ensure everyone in our community has health, housing and opportunity. Register here.
Monday, 5/10 – Noon Bay Area Micro Homes Tour hosted by Firm Foundation community Housing and First Presbyterian Church of Hayward RSVP here.
Monday, 5/10 – 5:30 p.m. Interim Housing: is it a game changer for housing the homeless? On line event hosted by City of San Jose Housing Department RSVP here.
Peace and Justice Working Group of the San Jose Presbytery works on a wide variety of social justice issues. Follow the PJWG on Facebook and get updates on education/action opportunities.
Various times: SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) at Sacred Heart is engaged on issues including the use of SROs (School Resource Officers) in San Jose schools, the upcoming SJPD contract, and ongoing decarceration, immigration and other initiatives. Visit their Action Calendar or sign up for email updates.