Events

May 2017

  • May 1st 3:00pm–4:00pm

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture at your local library. Learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo and then stay for a reading of the award-winning book, “Niño Wrestles the World” by Yuyi Morales and make a Lucha Libre mask.

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  • May 3rd 3:30pm–6:00pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Alum Rock Branch Library

    International Rescue Committee offering free Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400), Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912) – Categories 1 & 2 Only Registration Required: Call (408) 277-0255, Or Email Sanjoseimmigration@Rescue.Org,

    Languages Available: English, If Requested In Advance, Service Can Be Made Available In Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, French, Or Arabic.

    Dr. Roberto Cruz – Alum Rock Library
    3090 Alum Rock Ave
    Palo Alto, CA 94303

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  • May 3rd 5:30pm–8:30pm

    Santa Clara County Rapid Response Training

    Learn about the SCC Rapid Response Network that is being developed by community based organizations in San Jose to protect immigrant families in our county.

    During the training you will learn the following: *How Rapid Response Nework works in SCC *Community-led Defense *How to do legal observation during ICE operations *Accompaniment for detained families *How you can help.

    Somos Mayfair Family Resource Center (Cesar Chavez Elementary)
    2000 Kammerer Ave, San Jose, California 95116)

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  • May 3rd 6:00pm–8:30pm

    ​Partners in Reading (PAR) New Learner Orientation

    Partners in Reading offers FREE one-to-one tutoring, small group instruction, computer lessons, classes, workshops, family programs and more! Basic Requirements: Must be at least 18 yrs. old, Resident of San José with English skills at a conversational level. Minimum commitment of 6 months at 3 hours per week with a tutor. Contact Partners in Reading to register today!

    (408) 808-2361 par.sjpl@sjlibrary.org

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
    150 E. San Fernando St.
    San José, CA 95112

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  • May 4th 6:30pm–8:30pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Mitchell Park Library

    International Rescue Committee offering free Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400), Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912) – Categories 1 & 2 Only Registration Required: To Register, Call (408) 277-0255, Or Email Sanjoseimmigration@Rescue.Org,

    Languages Available: English, If Requested In Advance, Service Can Be Made Available In Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, French, Or Arabic.

    Mitchell Park Library
    3700 Middlefield
    Palo Alto, CA 94303

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  • May 5th 8:00am–1:00pm

    6th Annual Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    eBay invites you to join BusinessOwnerSpace.com and partners to Celebrate National Small Business Week with the Diverse San Jose Business Community. This event brings together Silicon Valley business and City leaders, assistance organizations, and entrepreneurs to encourage business growth in Silicon Valley. Workshops cover a wide range of topics with simultaneous translation in Spanish and Vietnamese to expand access to the event even further. Free event. English Flyer Spanish Flyer Vietnamese Flyer

    San Jose City Hall Rotunda
    200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose 95113

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  • May 7th 11:00am–4:00pm

    Bring the family and join us for an afternoon of community building! Visit with a variety of community agencies, public agencies, family services, environmental groups, recreational organizations, and health organizations to discover what free resources are available to serve your needs and interests. We will have a bingo game & raffle for all ages, and special events scheduled throughout the day.

    Pioneer Park, behind the Mt. View Library
    585 Franlkin St, Mt. View

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  • May 9th 7:00pm–9:00pm

    Santa Clara County Supervisor, Joe Simitian will be the moderator for the series, which will be con-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club. The goal is simple: to create a better of Islam among the general public. You can RSVP online at www.commonwealthclub.org/sv or by calling 408-299-5050.

    Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room
    1213 Newell Rd Palo Alto, CA 94301

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  • May 10th 6:00pm–8:00pm

    Virtual Lawyers in the Library at Milpitas Library

    As part of the Pro Bono Project, we will be hosting a Virtual Legal Advice Clinic offering free legal advice on a variety of subjects including immigration, civil law, divorce, child custody, consumer law, elder issues and small claims court. We will use video and internet technology to connect participants for a free 20-minute legal consultation with an attorney. The service is offered on the second Wednesday of each month. Space is limited – make your appointment soon: sign up at www.probonoproject.org/virtual-clinics or call the Library Reference desk: 408.262.1171 ext.3616

    Milpitas Library
    160 N. Main Stree
    Milpitas,CA,95035

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  • May 12th 5:00pm–11:59pm

    The Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO) and the Stanford Powwow Planning Committee will host the 46th Annual Stanford Powwow on May 12-14th, 2017 on the Stanford University campus. The Powwow will be held in the Eucalyptus Grove at . The Stanford Powwow is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. Donations for parking and camping are welcome. There is no pre-registration, and registration is done on a first come, first served, basis.

    Any questions can be directed to 650-723-4078 or powwow-cochairs@lists.stanford.edu.

    Stanford Eucalyptus Grove
    Galvez and Campus Drives
    Stanford, California 94305

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  • May 13th 7:40am–11:59pm

    The Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO) and the Stanford Powwow Planning Committee will host the 46th Annual Stanford Powwow on May 12-14th, 2017 on the Stanford University campus. The Powwow will be held in the Eucalyptus Grove at . The Stanford Powwow is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. Donations for parking and camping are welcome. There is no pre-registration, and registration is done on a first come, first served, basis.


    Any questions can be directed to 650-723-4078 or powwow-cochairs@lists.stanford.edu.


    Stanford Eucalyptus Grove
    Galvez and Campus Drives
    Stanford, California 94305

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  • May 13th 12:00pm–4:00pm

    Health & Wellness Fair for Those Impacted by Flooding

    Health & Wellness Fair for Those Impacted by Flooding

    Sponsored by the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County to offer assistance to those affected by the recent flooding. Public and Private service providers will be on hand to offer various techniques in stress reduction and relaxation, as well as up to date information of available recovery resources.

    Roosevelt Community Center
    901 East Santa Clara St
    San Jose, CA 95118

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  • May 13th 12:00pm–8:00pm

    Returning to downtown Mountain View for its fourth year, the Silicon Valley Irish Fleadh expands upon the famous traditional Irish hospitality to embrace and encompass all our surrounding communities. This two-day event features Irish performers both traditional and modern, Irish dancers, Irish arts & crafts, Irish food vendors and a Kids’ Zone.

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  • May 14th 11:30am–7:00pm

    The Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO) and the Stanford Powwow Planning Committee will host the 46th Annual Stanford Powwow on May 12-14th, 2017 on the Stanford University campus. The Powwow will be held in the Eucalyptus Grove at . The Stanford Powwow is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available. Donations for parking and camping are welcome. There is no pre-registration, and registration is done on a first come, first served, basis.

    Any questions can be directed to 650-723-4078 or powwow-cochairs@lists.stanford.edu.

    Stanford Eucalyptus Grove
    Galvez and Campus Drives
    Stanford, California 94305

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  • May 16th 11:00am–12:30pm

    USCIS Naturalization Information Session

    Presentation in English and Vietnamese. Call (408) 808-3033 for more information.

    Hillview Branch Library
    1600 Hopkins Dr.
    San José, CA 95122

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  • May 16th 11:00am–12:30pm

    ​FREE Naturalization Information Session at Hillview Branch Library

    USCIS staff will provide a step-by-step description of the naturalization process; mock naturalization interviews featuring USCIS officers. Each participant will receive a FREE DVD with all the current naturalization test preparation materials!!!

    Come early, limited seating available. Information will be provided in English and Vietnamese languages.

    Hillview Branch Library
    1600 Hopkins Dr
    San José, CA. 95122

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  • May 19th 5:30pm–7:30pm

    10th Annual SCC Beacon of Lights Awards

    The goal of the Beacon of Lights Awards is to recognize and honor the significant contributions of immigrants in Santa Clara County and to build awareness of the extraordinary diversity that constitutes the local immigrant community. Free Reception, music & performances. Registration required.

    County Government Center
    70 West Hedding, Isaac Newton Auditorium
    San Jose, CA

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  • May 22nd 7:00pm–9:00pm

    Santa Clara County Supervisor, Joe Simitian will be the moderator for the series, which will be con-sponsored by the Commonwealth Club. The goal is simple: to create a better of Islam among the general public. You can RSVP online at www.commonwealthclub.org/sv or by calling 408-299-5050.

    Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room
    1213 Newell Rd Palo Alto, CA 94301

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  • May 23rd 10:30am–12:00pm

    USCIS Naturalization Information Session

    Call (408) 808-3075 for more information. Presentation in English and Spanish

    East San José Carnegie Branch Library
    1102 E. Santa Clara St.
    San José, CA 95116

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  • May 23rd 1:00pm–5:00pm

    SIREN Immigration Legal Clinic - Berryessa Library

    SIREN will have Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) certified representatives to give free legal consultations to people with immigration issues/concerns. The focus is on applying for citizenship, checking for eligibility and if ready assistance in completing the citizenship application. However, we can also assist in determining eligibility and assistance in submitting: 1. Renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 2. Green card renewal 3. Family Petitions 4. U visa eligibility

    Berryessa Library
    3355 Noble Avenue
    San Jose, CA, 95132

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  • May 25th 8:30am–5:15pm

    Child Health and Immigration Conference

    The current spate of discussions surrounding immigration in the United States rarely address how the issue affects children’s health. But new policies being considered in Washington could damage the well-being of children with immigrant parents, according to a pediatric health expert at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Many immigrant families are feeling stress and concern in the current political climate, regardless of whether they have family members who are undocumented. According to a study at the Pew Research Center, one of every eight children in California has an undocumented parent.

    Registration is available online. The conference is free, but RSVPs must be received by 5 p.m. May 17th.

    Encina Hall’s Bechtel Conference Center
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA

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  • May 30th 8:00pm–10:00pm

    Ramadan Interfaith Iftar Dinner

    Please join the Pacifica Institute for an Iftar dinner experience, where we celebrate the month of Ramadan and help creating a peaceful society by building new relationships.

    Please RSVP by May 29th

    Silicon Valley Branch of Pacifica Institute
    1257 Tasman Dr. Suit A&B
    Sunnyvale CA 94089

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