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 recent and upcoming social justice events and actions, and information resources.

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Our Social Justice Actions into June

StoneWorks and our partners have several important ways to get involved into mid-June. Join us!

 

Wednesday, May 26 – 6 p.m. Affordable Housing Resident Art Show. See powerful & creative artworks created by area residents.  Register here

Tuesday to Friday, June 1-4 – 3-6 p.m. Summer Toy Drive for migrant farmworker kids. Donate new or like-new educational, sports and outdoor toys: bilingual books, soccer & sports balls, bubbles, arts and craft kits, skateboards, scooters, bikes, hula hoops, coloring books, culturally relevant dolls, and other Summer toys. See Amazon Wish List.  Drop off at Washington United Youth Center, 921 South 1st St., San Jose.

 

Saturday, June 5 - 10 a.m. Caravan to bring gifts to the children of migrant farmworkers who reside at Ochoa Migrant Camp in Gilroy. It has 100 two- and three-bedroom units filled with families from May through October. RSVP for location and more information.

For many other Affordable Housing Month online events click here.

 

Immanuel House, started by our Presbytery, welcomes new refugees & provides transitional housing in San Jose.  Three new residents are expected within 6 weeks & more in the future.  The house needs NEW twin-sized bedding, comforters & pillows as well as NEW towel sets. Send a message to info@immanuelhousesj.org to drop 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.