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 Action: March
StoneWorks and our partners have several important ways to get involved in racial justice education and initiatives during March. Join us!
Thursday, 3/11 6:30-7:45 p.m.: SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) will hold its Immigration Issue monthly meeting, sharing information updates and planning actions and campaigns to stand in solidarity with immigrants. Zoom meeting URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88049465266
Thursday, 3/11 7-9 p.m.: As part of International Day of Climate Action, a Zoom workshop is being offered for us to meet others and share our views on creating SCCIEN, a Santa Clara County Interfaith Environmental Network. RSVP here to join the event.
Thursday, 3/18 6-7:15 p.m.: SURJ is holding a new member orientation for people to learn about the Sacred Heart Policy and Organizing team that SURJ is part of and find out how it’s working in partnership with local grassroots organizing. If you’ve never been to SURJ - start here! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84284294621
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.
An Anti-Racism Resources document was created by Bryanna Wallace and Autumn Gupta in June in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder, as a month-long learning course with resources, but also serves as an ongoing resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.