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 January-February
StoneWorks and our partners have several important ways to get involved in racial justice education and initiatives during January and February. Join us!
Tuesday, 1/19 4-5 p.m.: UC-Santa Cruz Institute of Arts and Sciences is hosting a webinar about "Visualizing Abolition: Prisons, Histories, and Erasures." Register here for free tickets.
Tuesday, 1/19, 6:30-8:15 p.m.: SURJ’s “Race and Covid: Connect the Dots” workshop, exploring the structural racism re-revealed by COVID, presented by the Education Working Group. Register for Connect the Dots
Thursday, 1/21 at 5:30-7 p.m.: Peace and Justice Working Group (PJWG) monthly meeting, focused on planning the learning/action offerings through March 2021. Email Meredith Hurley at email@example.com for more information on how to join via Zoom.
Sunday, January 24, 4-5 p.m.: Stone Church and PJWG are co-hosting “A Faithful Response: Indigenous Land Stewardship and Wildfire Management”, supporting the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band’s use of cultural burning techniques. Register here on Eventbrite for the Zoom link to attend.
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.
San Jose Presbytery's Peace & Justice Working Group will hold two online courses (Follow the group on Facebook for future educational opportunities):
Crossroads Antiracism Organizing and Training for congregants who identify as people of color.
The "Roots Deeper than Whiteness" curriculum from White Awake for congregants who identify as white or white-adjacent.
Housing Event Replay
Silicon Valley @ Home’s Housing Action Coalition’s Policy Remedies to Racial Residential Segregation event recording is available on HAC’s YouTube channel. Information about the research shared is available at the Othering & Belonging Institute's website.
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.