January 2019

  • Jan 7th 7:30pm–8:30pm

    Dr. Huping Ling, an internationally renowned historian and prolific award-winning author/editor of 28 books on Asian American studies, Dr. Huping Ling will discuss her recent publication. This complete encyclopedia covers history and social and cultural issues faced by Asian American communities, families, and individuals. It is a must-have family reference.

    Please register here.

    Location:Central Park Library – Edinger Room
    2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, California 95051

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  • Jan 9th 2:00pm–4:00pm

    Project Sentinel: Landlord/Tenant Information

    Project Sentinel provides counseling, conciliation, investigation, and when necessary, legal referrals to persons alleging housing discrimination. We also provide fair housing education and counseling to housing providers seeking assistance.

    Central Park Library – Main Lobby
    2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara, California 95051

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  • Jan 9th 3:00pm–5:30pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Bascom Branch Library

    During this free citizenship/naturalization workshop, the International Rescue Committee’s experienced immigration staff will:

    Provide legal advice, explain eligibility criteria and determine if you are eligible for citizenship – Complete and file your Naturalization (Citizenship) application – Organize your supporting documentation – Submit USCIS fee waivers, if applicable Every 2nd Wednesday thru 6/12/19

    Registration Please register at or call (408) 658-9206

    Bascom Branch Library Room & Floor: Community Room
    1000 S. Bascom Ave., San José, CA 95128

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  • Jan 10th 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, (408) 357-7452 or Azita Eshagh, (408) 357-7457

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

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  • Jan 15th 6:30pm–7:30pm

    4 Little Secrets For Well-Being And Longevity

    The FUHSD Adult School and the South Asian Heart Center invite you to a community event “Four Little Secrets for Well-being and Longevity” to discuss practical and sustainable approaches to lifestyle changes that may significantly lower your risk for these chronic issues.

    The South Asian Heart Center will also conduct a biometrics screening for free Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure (BP). There is limited availability, and pre-registration required at this event. You also have the opportunity to try out samples of delicious, healthy food choices.

    FUHSD Adult School
    Vallco Campus Atrium

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  • Jan 17th 6:30pm–8:00pm

    IRC Immigration & Citizenship Seminar - Sacred Heart

    Questions about applying for citizenship? Not clear how recent changes in immigration policy affect you? Get up-to-date information about the benefits of naturalization, eligibility requirements, documents and information needed, fee waiver eligibility, the application process, and free resources that can help you. Free consultations and advice from qualified Accredited Representatives will also be offered.

    For any questions, email or call (408) 658-9206

    Sacred Heart Community Service
    1381 S 1st St
    San Jose, CA 95110

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  • Jan 19th 10:15am–1:00pm

    Save the Date as we celebrate the “Year of the Pig” at Northside Branch Library. Schedule of events are tentative and subject to change: Hosted by Friends of the Northside Branch Library
    10:15 am – Lion Dancing presented by Buu Kim Tu Lion Dancing
    10:45 am – Crystal Children’s Choir
    11 am – Dragon Craft and Parade

    Santa Clara City Library
    695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara, California 95054

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  • Jan 25th 5:00pm–8:00pm

    This is an important event that highlights immigrant achievements and contributions. In the current social climate immigrants are scapegoated and on the receiving end of harmful policies and hate speech. This has been a difficult year, so it’s even more critical to focus on the positive and send different messages about our immigrant residents by recognizing their important role in building and transforming our local communities. Local immigrant artists will also display their work and guests are invited to weave our immigrant tapestry into a remarkable wall art.

    Our outstanding 2019 awardees are:
    i. Cindy Avitia Lifetime Achievement: Father Jon Pedigo
    ii. Beacon of Light: Beth Chance – Santa Clara County Public Defender
    iii. Beacon of Light: Almaz Negash - African Diaspora Network
    iv. Beacon of Light: Santa Clara County Rapid Response Network

    Campbell Community Center, Orchard City Banquet Hall
    1 W Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008-1028

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  • Jan 25th 7:00pm–8:30pm

    presentation by the Human Relations Commission. 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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  • Jan 26th 2:00pm–4:00pm

    Join us for an interactive Bystander Intervention training. This training will be led by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. During the training, participants will learn about the history and principles of nonviolence, and will practice specific de-escalation techniques as a bystander in a variety of scenarios.

    This workshop will be a part of a larger conference at Stanford University called Listen to the Silence hosted by Asian American Pacific Islander Issues Conference.

    For more information contact: Courtney Mangus Phone: (408) 986-9874 Email:

    Stanford Cubberley Education Building
    485 Lasuen Mall Building 260
    Stanford, CA 94309

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  • Jan 28th 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

    Every 3rd Monday of the month from 5 - 7:30 pm, Santa Clara City Library, Heritage Pavilion 2nd Floor. (January and February 2019 will be held on the 4th Monday due to holiday closures.) For more information contact

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

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  • Jan 28th 7:30pm–9:00pm

    The World Harmony Chorus brings the community together through a joyous celebration of song! This diverse choral group performs traditional vocal music from around the world, including Africa, Europe and Latin America. Free performance.

    Community School of Music and Arts
    Finn Center
    230 San Antonio Cir, Mountain View, California 94040

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  • Jan 29th 1:00pm–3:30pm

    Work2Future 2019 Inclusive Economy Career Fair

    20+ Employers expected to be in attendance.  For more information call (408) 794-1105.

    Register to attend 

    Leininger Center
    1300 Senter Rd, San Jose, CA 95112

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  • Jan 31st 12:30pm–3:00pm

    Seniors’ Agenda Network Summit

    Twice a year, the Seniors’ Agenda Network Summit brings together nearly 200 professional, aging advocates, and elected officials to actively engage in meaningful learnings to strengthen our community for older adults. The Seniors’ Agenda is a collective impact project lead by the County of Santa Clara Department of Aging and Adult Services.

    Register for this free event.

    Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center
    17000 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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