StoneWorks

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.

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Upcoming Social Justice Actions

StoneWorks and our partners have several important ways to get involved. Join us!

Making Housing Elements Work: State Enforcement

Friday, March 25 at noon on Zoom

Join SV@Home for a conversation about how the state will enforce housing element law, and what local advocates can do to help. Register here for the Zoom link.

Immigration Mondays with Sojourners Action

Monday, March 28 at 4 p.m. on Zoom

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. Register here for the Zoom link and password. 

Protect Juristac campaign to block quarry on Amah Mutsun Tribal Band land

The Environmental Impact Report for this project will be released Friday, April 8, which will the trigger for protest actions in April and May. Go here to sign the petition to protect Amah Mutsun sacred grounds.

District Attorney Candidate Forum

5:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 9 in person at Sacred Heart Community Service or online

Ever wonder what a District Attorney does? In June you will get to vote on who will be the next district attorney in Santa Clara County. Come to a forum to learn about why the role matters and hear directly from the candidates themselves. Friday, April 29, 5:30-7:00 PM, in person (Sacred Heart Community Services) and online. Register here.

 

SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) dialogue: Unpacking our Whiteness

3-4:45 p.m. Sunday, April 10 on Zoom

This gathering is an opportunity to unpack whiteness and investigate race and racism in our lives, while nurturing each other as we do this work. This space is open to any white person interested in honest conversation, reflection and confrontation with race, racism and white privilege. Join here.

COVID + Housing: What’s Happening with Evictions?

Noon-1 p.m., Friday, April 22 on Zoom

AB 832, the most recent iteration of the eviction moratorium, expired March 31. Details about how the laws and local eviction mitigation efforts will work in the future, and the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, are complicated. Join SV@Home for a conversation about the rapidly evolving situation with evictions as the longstanding COVID renter protections end. Register here for the Zoom link.

Immigration Mondays with Sojourners Action

4 p.m. Monday, April 25 on Zoom

During Immigration Mondays, we will learn how we can join the efforts of coalitions lead by immigrant people and DACAmented people (youth who are eligible and have applied and received the documentation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program), coalitions fighting for the rights of undocumented and under-documented communities, including DACA recipients. We re-imagine our immigration system. Register here

Connect with Destination: Home Silicon Valley

Throughout Santa Clara County, individuals, community groups, nonprofits, housing developers, and governments are working together to solve homelessness. Learn about their Housing Ready Communities by watching this YouTube videoCheck back in May for details on events during Affordable Housing Month in Silicon Valley.


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.