Events

May 2019

  • May 1st 3:30pm–6:00pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Alum Rock Branch Library

    Services Offered: Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400) * Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912) - All Categories * Pro-bono Legal Consultations * Reduced Fee Request Assistance (Form I-942). Languages: English, Spanish, Chinese (Cantonese), Hindi; Burmese; Karen; Karenni

    Offered 1st Wednesday of every month through September 4th. Register online for a date and appointment time or call/text (408) 658-9206 or email Kayla.Ladd@Rescue.org

    Alum Rock Library
    3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127

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  • May 1st 4:00pm–7:00pm

    Join us in Celebrating International Workers Day and March in solidarity with all workers. #PrimeroDeMayo

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  • May 1st 4:30pm–8:30pm

    The annual May Day march and rally is back!  Gather at Rengstorff Community Center, March to Mountain View Civic Center for A Just Immigration Reform, Housing Justice, And Dignity For All Immigrants
    Judge LaDoris Cordell will serve again as keynote speaker.

    March Begins: 4:30 pm at Rengstorff Park, gather outside the Community Center. 201 S. Rengstorff Avenue, Mountain View.

    Rally Begins: 6:30 pm at Mtn. View Civic Center Plaza, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View.

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  • May 2nd 5:00pm–8:00pm

    ​Free Immigration Law Clinics - Jewish Family Services

    JFS-SV and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, (AILA) are offering free immigration law clinics to serve the needs of immigrants in the South Bay. Clients who come to this country as asylees or refugees (those who fled their home countries because of persecution) can receive help to complete green card and citizenship applications and fee waiver applications to ameliorate the costs of the application fees (totaling well over a thousand dollars.)

    To schedule an appointment to meet with an attorney, please contact: Zoya Lazer,zoyal@jfssv.org (408) 357-7452 or Azita Eshagh, azitae@jfssv.org (408) 357-7457

    Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
    14855 Oka Road, Suite 202, Los Gatos, CA 95032

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  • May 3rd 6:00pm–8:00pm

    The South First Fridays art walk in downtown San José is a self-guided evening tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses. MACLA stays open late bringing the very best music and dance artists of the Latino diaspora in the Bay Area. May 3rd featuring the band, Pan Dulce.  Move with us! #FirstFridayFiesta at South First Fridays

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  • May 4th 10:00am–9:00pm

    For the first time ever, Santa Clara University will be hosting their first American Indian Pow Wow! This is a one day event promoting higher education for American Indian Youth, 
    There will be drumming, singing, contesting, traditional American Indian craft/artistry booths, educational booths and food booths! This is a free public event open to the community!  Hosted by the SCU Native American Coalition for Change

    Mission Gardens, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

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  • May 5th 12:00pm–4:00pm

    ¡Gracias! is our first Folkloreada (folk festival) featuring Los Lupeños de San José and many special guest artists. Join us for this free open-air event to thank our community and our supporters.

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  • May 5th 5:30pm–7:00pm

    17 Children from underprivileged communities of Ahmedabad, Gujarat come to San Jose, CA to share an inspiring story, show and message about how our Planet rediscovered the most important thing humanity has ever known: Love. Please join us as Manav Sadhna, a Charity Organization based in the Gandhi Ashram in Gujarat, brings their children and spirit of oneness to San Jose, CA for this rare performance of hope and inspiration. (English)  Tickets are available free for those with no funds.

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  • May 7th 10:12pm–10:12pm

    West Valley Community Services Health & Housing Fair

    Free Health Screenings * Activities for kids * Housing and Supportive Resources * Free Cell Phone through Life Wireless for those eligible.  For more information contact Vanessa Escobar (408) 956-6110 or vanesssae@wvcommunityservices.org


  • May 8th 4:00pm–6:00pm

    Free Legal Consultations About Housing at CSA

    Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, CSA and Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLESPA) partner to provide free housing legal consults to eligible community members. If interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact Eonis at (650) 669-9551.
    Services include evictions, rent increases, unhealthy housing, harassment or discrimination by landlords, and more.If you have an urgent matter, please contact CLESPA directly at 650-326-6440 or visit their office at 1861 Bay Rd, East Palo Alto, CA 94043.

    .Community Services Agency
    204 Stierlin Rd., Mt View, CA 94043


  • May 8th 4:30pm–6:30pm

    Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council Meeting

    Various work groups have been formed and have been meeting for the past few months to support the work of the leadership council on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote, the 2020 Census and voter engagement.  Come out and support the Council’s efforts to increase women’s equality in Santa Clara County and learn about opportunities to get engaged. To keep informed on the Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council, email: OWP@ceo.sccgov.org with Women’s Equality 2020 in the subject line.

    Mitchell Park Community Center
    3700 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto located 


  • May 8th 5:00pm–7:30pm

    Santa Clara Adult Education Open House

    Learn how SCAE can help you achieve your career and personal goals.  Staff and students will be available to answer questions.  Entertainment, demonstrations, refreshments, prizes and more.  For more information go to Santa Clara Adult Education or call (408) 423-3500.

    Santa Clara Adult Education Multi-Purpose Room
    1840 Benton St, Santa Clara, CA 95050  

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  • May 9th 6:30pm–8:30pm

    The Santa Clara County Human Rights Commission is  hosting a Public Hearing on potential changes to the Board of Supervisors’ Policy #3.54 relating to Civil Detainer Requests and Inmate Notification to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. We will be receiving testimony from experts and then hearing testimony from members of the public. The commission will use that information to form an opinion, which we will deliver to the Board of Supervisors to help them in making their decision on the matter.  RSVP on Facebook

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  • May 10th 5:00pm–6:00pm

    The Stanford American Indian Organization (SAIO) and the Stanford Powwow Planning Committee will host the 48th Annual Stanford Powwow on May 10-12, 2019 on the Stanford University campus. The Powwow will be held in the Eucalyptus Grove at Galvez and Campus Drives. 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. However, there should be plenty of room for anyone who wants to camp. Also, no personal tents or canopies are allowed on the powwow grounds until 3pm on Friday. This gives our facilities team adequate time to set up.Any questions can be directed to 650-723-4078 or powwow-cochairs@lists.stanford.edu.

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  • May 18th 2:00pm–6:00pm

    Tezkatlipoka Aztec Dance and Drum and Movimiento Cosmico invite you to join us in reasserting our intentions of uplifting our indigenous roots with drum and dance at this year’s Quetzalcoatl Ceremony. 
    We will provide drums, as parking is very limited.

    Circle of Palms Plaza
    120 S Market St, San Jose, California 95113

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  • May 20th 5:00pm–7:30pm

    Citizenship Application Help at the Santa Clara Central Park Library

    Get help preparing your citizenship application and filing a USCIS fee waiver or reduced fee request, if applicable. Guidance on the naturalization legal process, eligibility requirements, and interview will be provided. Register by phone: 408-658-9206 or sanjoseimmigration@rescue.org.

    Every 3rd Monday of the month from 5 – 7:30 pm, Santa Clara City Library, Heritage Pavilion 2nd Floor. For more information contact rschmidt@santaclaraca.gov

    Central Park Library – Heritage Pavilion
    2635 Homestead Road,, Santa Clara, California 95051

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  • May 20th 6:00pm–8:30pm

    Partners in Reading - New Learner Orientation

    FREE one-to-one tutoring, small group instruction, computer lessons, classes, workshops, family programs and more!  
    Contact Partners in Reading to register today! (408) 808-2361 par.sjpl@sjlibrary.org
    Basic Requirements:
     Must be at least 18 years old
     Live or work in San José
     English skills must be at a conversational level
     Minimum commitment of 6 months at 3 hours per week with a tutor

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

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  • May 23rd 9:00am–10:30am

    Happy Hollow Senior Safari

    Visitors age 50 and up are invited to take over San Jose’s iconic Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in a kid-free environment!.   This program is designed to help older adults improve their health, avoid social isolation and enjoy a unique environment that stimulates both mind and body. Senior Safari admission and parking are free, and guests are welcome to stay for the day after gates open to the general public. Guests who enter before 10 a.m. may stay the whole day for free!  For more information please call 408-794-6400.

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  • May 23rd 7:00pm–8:30pm

    Presentation by USCIS. Part of a Palo Alto City Library program series entitled “Welcome to America!” for new Americans and visitors to learn the customs and values of their new home. Each session will focus on a selected topic and will include a short presentation, followed by an activity.

    Registration Required. For more information phone: (650) 329-2436

    Palo Alto Mitchell Park Library
    3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303

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  • May 24th–Aug 3rd 10:00am–2:00pm

    SEEDS (Student Engagement and Education for Development and Success), a summer program to train and grow future community leaders who can address community issues through hands-on programming experience. Participants will learn current issues impacting the Vietnamese community and identify issues that are important to them during the summer-long program. High school and college students (14 - 24 years old) will have classroom workshops and field trips to learn more about refugee and immigrant history and culture.  8 sessions: 10:00am to 2:00pm on May 24th, June 1st, 15th, 18th, 29th, July 13th, 27th and August 3rd.  For more information call (408) 418-6070 or e-mail seeds@varoundtable.org.  
    Hosted by Vietnamese American Roundtable and funded by the City of San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services. 

    Vietnamese American Community Center
    2072 Lucretia Avenue, San Jose, C

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