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!
Showing Up for Racial Justice Dialogue: Unpacking Our Whiteness
Last Wednesday of each month from 7-8:45 p.m. on Zoom
Hosted by SURJ @ Sacred Heart, 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 us at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83787229189.
Immigration Mondays with Sojourners Action
Last Monday of each month) 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.
Housing Reading Communities Workshops with Destination: Home
Second Wednesday of odd-numbered months at 6 p.m. on Zoom
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 video. Check Eventbrite for the link to their next workshop.
Restore Federal Recognition to the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe
We recognize that Stone Church of Willow Glen is located on the unceded aboriginal lands of the present-day Muwekma Ohlone people. The session of Stone Church has committed its support to restoring federal recognition to the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. When tribes are asked why it is so important to be federally recognized, the reason most often cited is that right of self-determination. Restoring federal recognition to the Muwekma Ohlone tribe would be the first step toward making it so that the tribe could get access to healthcare, education, etc. resources from the federal government to support the sustainability of their people and culture. Learn more here.
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 or Instagram and get updates on education/action opportunities. Visit our linktree to see what we’re supporting in our community.
Various times: SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) at Sacred Heart is engaged on issues including the proposed new county jail in Santa Clara County, indigenous solidarity with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, immigration and other initiatives. Visit their Action Calendar or sign up for email updates.