Events

January 2020

  • Jan 6th 4:00pm–5:00pm

    Immigration Consultations with Catholic Charities / Consultas de inmigración con Catholic Charities - Gilroy

    Free information and referrals to low cost immigration services. Usually scheduled for the first Monday of every month.  Información gratuita y referencias a recursos de inmigración de bajo costo. Primer lunes de cada mes.

    Gilroy Library
    350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy, CA 95020

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  • Jan 6th 7:00pm–9:00pm

    FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Join the Jerusalem Youth Chorus in the co-creation of music and story sharing at this multicultural workshop, with a special performance by Notre Dame’s Latinas Unidas Folkorico Dance Group.  The Jerusalem Youth Chorus empowers young Israeli and Palestinian singers as leaders for peace, justice, inclusion, and equality in their communities and around the world. These Jewish, Christian, and Muslim singers have been featured in the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the New York Times.
    Sponsored by: Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley - Community Relations Council, Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center, and Invest in Peace. In partnership with: Grupo de Solidaridad of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara, Notre Dame High School of San Jose, Koret Foundation, Sacred Heart Nativity School, Taube Philanthropies.   More info: diane@jvalley.org

    325 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95110-3215

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  • Jan 7th 1:00pm–4:00pm

    Fair Housing and Tenant Rights & Responsibilities

    Join the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley and HomeBase for an overview of tenant rights and how to advocate for clients and to understand tenant responsibilities and proactively prevent disputes with landlords. Participants will also learn about the new state-wide tenant protections going into effect on January 1st, just eviction process, and the resources available to support clients. This training will be particularly useful for housing navigators, case managers, and housing program managers.   Learn more and register

    Sheriff’s Auditorium
    55 W Younger Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

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  • Jan 7th 4:30pm–5:30pm

    U.S. Citizenship Mock Interview - Edenvale Library

    Practice your citizenship interview!  To become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must pass the naturalization test.  During the citizenship mock interview, you will practice how to answer questions about your application, background, and civics test, as well as to practice the reading and writing test!   No registration needed

    Requirements to take the Mock Interview:

    • You must have been a legal permanent resident for at least 5 years, or 3 years if married to a U.S. Citizen
    • You must read, write, and understand basic English

    Edenvale Library, Study Room B 
    101 Branham Lane East, San Jose CA 95111

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  • Jan 8th 4:30pm–8:30pm

    Please join us for an evening with the Jerusalem Youth Chorus, a choral and dialogue program for Israeli and Palestinian youth in Jerusalem. The event will consist of two parts. We will begin with a small workshop and discussion with chorus members on how the chorus uses music to create space for dialogue and empathy. Then, after a break, the chorus will present a short concert. Both events are free and open to the Stanford community and the public, but we do request you RSVP at this link. 

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  • Jan 8th 5:30pm–6:30pm

    Free Public Benefits Workshop - Berryessa Branch Library

    ALA’s Public Benefits Attorney will be having a free community education presentation about Public Benefits- what are they and requirements for them. Hosted by Asian Law Alliance

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  • Jan 9th 6:30pm–8:00pm

    Responders from Sunnyvale to Palo Alto and beyond are invited to the North County Gathering of Rapid Response Network! We know our region has been targeted by ICE and we want to stay updated and prepared!  For more info text 408-550-5554.  Sponsored by Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County

    First Congregational Church of Palo Alto
    1985 Louis Rd, Palo Alto, California 94303

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  • Jan 11th 10:00am–3:00pm

    Be Prepared for the Big One - Los Altos History Museum

    Come ride the BIG SHAKER (weather permitting), the world’s biggest mobile earthquake simulator which can recreate the intense shaking of an earthquake up to a magnitude of 8.0. Learn what an earthquake feels like and what can happen inside your home when contents are unsecured.  Visit the mini earthquake preparedness fair with booths providing information on the Seven Steps of Earthquake Preparedness, along with sales of tie-down straps, quake putty, preparedness kits, and more.

    This program is FREE, however registration is recommended, please do so here   This event is in support of the exhibition “Our Community Prepares: Acts of Nature – Then and Now” appearing in the Museum’s Main Gallery, noon-4pm, Thursdays-Sundays, October 17 – January 19, 2020.

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  • Jan 11th 3:00pm–6:00pm

    San Jose Housing Rights – Educational Park Branch Library

    ALA’s Housing Attorney will be hosting a free community education presentation about your rights as a San Jose Tenant. Hosted by Asian Law Alliance.

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  • Jan 13th 5:00pm–7:00pm

    Virtual Lawyers in the Library - Gilroy Library

    As part of the ProBono Project, Virtual Lawyers in the Library will be offering free legal advice on a variety of subjects including immigration, landlord/tenant, divorce, child custody, 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. Space is limited- make your appointment today at the Information Desk or Sign up on line

    If you speak a language other than English, please bring a translator to accompany you.  Si solo hablas español, trae un traductor para que te acompañe.

    Gilroy Library
    350 W. Sixth Street, Gilroy, CA 95020

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  • Jan 13th 5:30pm–6:30pm

    U.S. Census Presentation

    Join us to learn more about U.S. Census 2020 in this presentation by a representative of the U.S. Census Bureau.  
    What is the census? Why is it important to me? Is my data confidential? How do I respond to the census questionnaire? What should I be aware of? Please join us for a presentation to learn about Census 2020 and why everyone living in the U.S. should participate fully in the census.
    Free. No registration required.  English / Chinese

    Berryessa Library
    3355 Noble Ave, San Jose, CA

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  • Jan 14th 4:30pm–5:30pm

    U.S. Citizenship Mock Interview - Edenvale Library

    Practice your citizenship interview! To become a naturalized U.S. citizen, you must pass the naturalization test. During the citizenship mock interview, you will practice how to answer questions about your application, background, and civics test, as well as to practice the reading and writing test! No registration needed

    Requirements to take the Mock Interview:

    • You must have been a legal permanent resident for at least 5 years, or 3 years if married to a U.S. Citizen
    • You must read, write, and understand basic English

    Edenvale Library, Study Room B
    101 Branham Lane East, San Jose CA 95111

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  • Jan 15th 5:30pm–6:30pm

    Free Public Benefits Workshop – Almaden Branch Library

    ALA’s Public Benefits Attorney will be having a free community education presentation about Public Benefits- what are they and requirements for them. Hosted by Asian Law Alliance.

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  • Jan 16th 6:00pm–7:00pm

    San Jose Housing Rights Workshop– Alum Rock Branch Library

    ALA’s Housing Attorney will be hosting a free community education presentation about your rights as a San Jose Tenant. Hosted by Asian Law Alliance.

    Alum Rock Branch Library,
    3090 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, California 95127

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  • Jan 17th 4:30pm–5:30pm

    Public Benefits Workshop – Joyce Ellington Branch Library

    ALA’s Public Benefits Attorney will be having a free community education presentation about Public Benefits- what are they and requirements for them. Hosted by Asian Law Alliance.

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  • Jan 18th 2:00pm–3:30pm

    Join us in celebrating the 91st birth anniversary of Dr. King by remembering him first as a leader who struggled for racial equality, social justice, labor rights, peace, and against the entire system that reproduces inequality and violence.Keynote speakers:Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, SJSU African American Studies DepartmentKarthikeyan Shanmugam, Ambedkar King Study CircleRev. Jethroe Moore, San Jose / Silicon Valley NAACPUnity presentations by Ethiopian and Eritrean communitiesReadings of excerpts from Dr. King’s speechesDance of PeaceMulti-cultural drummingFree and open to the publicWheelchair accessible

     Hosted by San Jose Peace and Justice Center and Silicon Valley Democratic Socialists of America

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
    One Washington Square, San Jose, California 95192

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    • Jan 18th 2:00pm–3:00pm

      Public Benefits Workshop – East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library

      ALA’s Public Benefits Attorney will be having a free community education presentation about Public Benefits- what are they and requirements for them. Hosted by Asian Law Alliance.

      East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library
      1102 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, California 95116

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    • Jan 23rd 2:00pm–3:00pm

      Do you know what’s at stake in the 2020 Census?  Every 10 years, the Census captures important data about people living in the United States, like income, age, gender, race, size of households, and more. This data affects how $1.5 trillion of federal dollars is spent on local communities, and is the basis of how many U.S. Representatives each State gets in Congress. Governments, businesses, schools, and nonprofits use this data to measure the need for services to help individuals and families in need.

      If some people are not counted in Santa Clara County, we might not get the federal funding for those who need it most. As trusted messengers in the community, nonprofits are in a good position to help with Census efforts. Nonprofits are already in regular contact with many hard-to-count populations and can offer help in multiple languages.  This one-hour workshop will provide you with the tools to engage your community about the importance of the Census and help ensure a fair and accurate count.

      Presented by Asian Americans Advancing Justice

      Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - San Jose
      1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 US

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    • Jan 23rd 6:00pm–8:00pm

      India Currents
      3350 Scott Blvd, Bldg 54, Santa Clara, CA

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    • Jan 23rd 6:00pm–8:00pm

      Aprenda como apoyar a sobrevivientes y conectario / as a servicios y recursos


    • Jan 24th 4:00pm–5:00pm

      San Jose Housing Rights Workshop – Bascom Branch Library

      ALA’s Housing Attorney will be hosting a free community education presentation about your rights as a San Jose Tenant. Hosted by Asian Law Alliance.

      Bascom Branch Library
      1000 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, California 95128

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    • Jan 25th 9:30am–9:00pm

      Listen to the Silence is Stanford’s annual Asian American issues conference, hosted by the Asian American Students’ Association (AASA.) It was first held in 1995 out of a need to increase the visibility of Asian American issues as well as the conditions of the Asian American community. The theme of this year’s conference is “Liberation in Our Lifetime.” The conference will include a featured keynote speaker, about 30 workshops hosted by community organizations and Stanford student groups, and a concert highlighting Asian American artists.

      High schoolers, college students, and community members are all welcome to attend! The conference is FREE and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and performances.  Please click the link below to REGISTER for this event!

      Cubberley Auditorium
      485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, California 94305

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    • Jan 25th 11:00am–9:00pm

      India is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse nations in the world and this will be a celebration of diverse cultural backgrounds under one roof. There are close to 1650 languages (can be identified as dialects) being spoken across the length and breadth of the country. It’s our obligation to carry forward the rich culture and heritage and provide a medium to expose India’s background and traditions to our future generation. It is our effort to create a platform to connect and introduce people to the varied culture, tradition and specialty of each state.  Fashion show, Bridal show, street plays, folk and semi-classical dances, kids competition, Vedic Mathematics, Yoga and much more…Hosted by Rungmunch

      India Community Center
      525 Los Coches St, Milpitas, CA 95035

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    • Jan 25th 12:00pm–1:00pm

      U.S. Citizenship Workshop – Seven Trees Branch Library,

      ALA’s Immigration Attorney will be hosting a presenting about the basics of U.S. Citizenship. Sponsored by Asian Law Alliance.

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    • Jan 25th 4:30pm–5:30pm

      San Jose Housing Rights Workshop – Joyce Ellington Branch Library

      ALA’s Housing Attorney will be hosting a free community education presentation about your rights as a San Jose Tenant. Sponsored by Asian Law Alliance.

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    • Jan 28th 1:00pm–2:00pm

      Do you know what’s at stake in the 2020 Census? Every 10 years, the Census captures important data about people living in the United States, like income, age, gender, race, size of households, and more. This data affects how $1.5 trillion of federal dollars is spent on local communities, and is the basis of how many U.S. Representatives each State gets in Congress. Governments, businesses, schools, and nonprofits use this data to measure the need for services to help individuals and families in need.

      If some people are not counted in Santa Clara County, we might not get the federal funding for those who need it most. As trusted messengers in the community, nonprofits are in a good position to help with Census efforts. Nonprofits are already in regular contact with many hard-to-count populations and can offer help in multiple languages. This one-hour workshop will provide you with the tools to engage your community about the importance of the Census and help ensure a fair and accurate count.

      Presented by Asian Americans Advancing Justice

      Sobrato Center for Nonprofits - San Jose
      1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 US

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    • Jan 29th 5:00pm–6:00pm

      San Jose Housing Rights – Santa Teresa Branch Library

      ALA’s Housing Attorney will be hosting a free community education presentation about your rights as a San Jose Tenant. Sponsored by Asian Law Alliance.

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    • Jan 29th 5:30pm–6:30pm

      State of the County Address 2020

      Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez, President of the Board of Supervisors will deliver the State of the County Address.  All Santa Clara County residents are invited to attend along with elected officials and board & commission members. There will be a reception with food and music following the address.    Register Here

      County Government Center, Board Chambers
      70 West Hedding St., San Jose, Calif.  95110

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    • Jan 31st 4:00pm–5:00pm

      U.S. Citizenship Workshop – Evergreen Branch Library

      ALA’s Immigration Attorney will be hosting a presenting about the basics of U.S. Citizenship. Sponsored by Asian Law Alliance.

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    1/29/20 Vietnamese Children's Choir
    1/29/20 Vietnamese Children's Choir
    12-5-16 Vets for Standing Rock - SJ City Council
    12-5-16 Vets for Standing Rock - SJ City Council
    Cambodian Dance Troup
    Cambodian Dance Troup
    Punjabi Dancers
    Punjabi Dancers
    Dave Cortese & Samina
    Dave Cortese & Samina
    Sudanese Ladies
    Sudanese Ladies
    Vietnamese Karate Kids
    Vietnamese Karate Kids
    Muslim Father-Daughter
    Muslim Father-Daughter
    Aztec Dancers
    Aztec Dancers