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 upcoming social justice events and actions, and information resources.
Upcoming Social Justice Actions
StoneWorks and our partners have several important ways to get involved. Join us!
Support the Care First, Jails Last Campaign
Stop the construction of a new jail in Santa Clara County. Learn more here. Sign the petition. Contact your county supervisor or give public comment at the County Board of Supervisors meeting Jan. 25 (time TBD).
Intro to Homelessness and Supportive Housing hosted by Destination: Home
6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26.
These workshops provide an introduction to and help answer your questions about homelessness and affordable housing in Santa Clara County, and help answer your questions about affordable and supportive housing. Please share with your friends and networks. Register for one of these online virtual workshops here.
Sojourners Immigration Mondays Conversation: Prayer and Action
4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31
During Immigration Mondays, we will learn how we can join the efforts of coalitions lead by immigrant people and DACAmented people, coalitions fighting for the rights of undocumented and under-documented communities, including DACA recipients. We re-imagine our immigration system. Sign up here for zoom details.
Support the Protect Juristac Campaign and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
Support the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band in saying NO to sand and gravel mining at their sacred site Juristac. Contact your Santa Clara County Supervisor and sign the petition here.
Immanuel House, started by our Presbytery, welcomes new refugees & provides them transitional housing in San Jose. Three new residents are expected soon and more in the future. Because current residents take their bedding with them when they move on to permanent housing, the house needs NEW twin-sized bedding, comforters and pillows as well as NEW towel sets for the new men. Call Flor Silva, house manager, 408 505-8846 to set up a time to drop them off.
The 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.