Events

February 2022

  • Feb 5th 9:00am–4:30pm

    Lunar New Year is February 12! Kick off the Year of the Ox at our annual Lunar New Year celebration, bringing together Chinese and Vietnamese traditions.

    Celebration highlights: ​​Storytime with “Bringing in the New Year” written by Grace Lin Make blossoms inspired by springtime and a new year, revisit past museum celebrations and learn the basic moves of a Lion Dance. Follow along with our Beautiful Blossoms activity sheet. These events are free to everyone, so please share them with your friends and family! Enjoy a virtual tour of our award-winning exhibit, Voyage to Vietnam. The museum developed, created and built the exhibit so families and children could experience the beauty, sights, and sounds of Vietnam. It toured museums throughout the country before returning home to .  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday: Two play sessions – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

    Children’s Discovery Museum
    180 Woz Way San Jose, CA 95110

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  • Feb 10th 11:30am–1:00pm

    This webinar will provide an overview of the Migrant Health Program, as well as information about Ag worker demographics and culture, and the unique challenges and barriers that impact health care access for Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers and their families. This webinar is a great introduction for new health center staff and refresher for more seasoned staff.

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  • Feb 11th 6:00pm–8:00pm

    A Black History Month African Cinema Cafe - an evening of engaging presentations and courageous conversations Presented in partnership with MACLA San Jose
    Featuring two thought provoking films:  Afro Argentinos by Charles Hamer & Afro Mexico by Fayida Jailler
    Post-screening conversation with:
    - Charles Hamer, director of Afro Argentinos
    - Juanita Palacios-Sims, Founder & Executive Director, International Society of Black Latinos
    - Shay Franco-Clausen, Community and Political Strategist.

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  • Feb 12th 2:00pm–2:40pm

    “Kaeru” - A Return ‘Home’ - Celebrating of 48 years of service to our senior community! The evening will feature remembrances, video segment of returning ‘home’ (Kaeru), agency services highlights, real-time tracking of our Golden Wish fundraising efforts, and live coverage of our Opportunity Drawing and announcement of winners!

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  • Feb 15th 12:00pm–1:00pm

    Free Community Criminal Record Clearance Clinic - Info Session 1

    The purpose of this free clinic is to provide services to individuals who are seeking criminal record dismissal, reduction, and/or sealing.

    There will be two info sessions to explain the clinic process: Feb. 15 12-1PM and Feb 16 6-7PM. Registration is required for individuals to attend the clinic. 

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  • Feb 16th 1:00pm–2:00pm

    Accessing Public Service Loan Forgiveness

    If you work for a nonprofit and have student loans, you need to know about the new changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal effort that forgives student loan debt for nonprofit employees after 120 qualifying payments. Now for a limited time, you may receive credit for past periods of repayment on loans that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF.
    Join CalNonprofits, Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC), and the U.S. Department of Education for a webinar on Accessing Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
    FREE TO REGISTER

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  • Feb 16th 6:00pm–7:00pm

    Free Community Criminal Record Clearance Clinic - Info Session 2

    The purpose of this free March 26th clinic is to provide services to individuals who are seeking criminal record dismissal, reduction, and/or sealing.

    There will be two info sessions to explain the clinic process: Feb. 15 12-1PM and Feb 16 6-7PM. Registration is required for individuals to attend the clinic.  Registration for both the clinic and the info sessions and the March 26th Clinic are available at www.elevatecommunitycenter.org/events

    Registration for February 16th Info Session

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  • Feb 17th 9:00am–12:00pm

    CSA Cold Weather Distribution for the Unhoused

    CALLING ALL UNHOUSED INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES!  We have a variety of items for clients to grab: sweaters, socks, sleeping bags and hygiene kits!
    All is first come first serve. You do not need to be a CSA client, however, you will be asked to register as a non member so we can tally their participation in this event.  If you have questions, please contact Janice Bonello @ jbonello@csacares.org

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  • Feb 17th 12:30pm–1:30pm

    Affordable Housing & Nonprofit Centers: Leveraging Community Development for Greater Impact

    Have you ever thought about redeveloping your nonprofit center to include housing? Are you a center in development curious about the community benefits of including affordable housing in your plans? Join Nonprofit Centers Network for a webinar on how nonprofit centers and housing developments can work together to strengthen their communities and build organizational sustainability.
    Featuring: Kim Sarnecki, Chief Executive Officer, Together Center; Jimiyu Evans, Co-CEO, Project Community Connections, Inc; Margaret Schuelke, Co-CEO, Project Community Connections, Inc.; Saul Ettlin, Director of Consulting, Community Vision.

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  • Feb 17th 4:00pm–7:00pm

    A collaboration between More Más Marami Arts, the School of Arts & Culture, and AACI’s Youth Technology Incubator that invites the community to use art and theatre to explore community issues in the world of COVID. We will be conducting arts workshops for participants to explore and discuss issues like access to health and public resources.
    Combined with in-depth interviews with community members, the workshops will serve as a foundation for new plays written by local playwrights (in collaboration with community members). The new plays will provide a roadmap for audience members to address community issues.
    The workshops will use a mix of art forms (i.e.theatre, poetry, journaling, and drawing) to explore topics such as health, neighborhood resiliency, and community resources. The workshops will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays in February, depending on the age group.  For more information, please email: more.mas.marami.arts@gmail.com.
     LOCATION:
    The Mexican Heritage Plaza

    1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116.

    WORKSHOP DATES FOR YOUTH AGES 12 - 17   Thursdays (February 10, February 17, February 24) at 4pm - 7pm
    WORKSHOP DATES FOR ALL AGES   Saturdays (February 12, February 19, February 26) at 2pm - 5pm

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  • Feb 17th 5:00pm–7:00pm

    COVID-19 Emergency Rent Relief Pop Up Site At St. Leo The Great Church (No Appointments Needed)

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  • Feb 17th 5:00pm–6:15pm

    SCN TV: BiWeekly INSPIRE Discussion

    Online Zoom and FBA contemporary discussion on how we relate to specific subjects and topics from Sikh, activists, interfaith, multicultural and global citizens, and multigenerational perspectives.  Richard Konda, Executive Director of the Asian Law Alliance speaks about the power of voting.

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  • Feb 19th 2:00pm–5:00pm

    A collaboration between More Más Marami Arts, the School of Arts & Culture, and AACI’s Youth Technology Incubator that invites the community to use art and theatre to explore community issues in the world of COVID. We will be conducting arts workshops for participants to explore and discuss issues like access to health and public resources.

    Combined with in-depth interviews with community members, the workshops will serve as a foundation for new plays written by local playwrights (in collaboration with community members). The new plays will provide a roadmap for audience members to address community issues.
    The workshops will use a mix of art forms (i.e.theatre, poetry, journaling, and drawing) to explore topics such as health, neighborhood resiliency, and community resources. The workshops will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays in February, depending on the age group. For more information, please email: more.mas.marami.arts@gmail.com.
    LOCATION:
    The Mexican Heritage Plaza

    1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116.

    WORKSHOP DATES FOR YOUTH AGES 12 - 17 Thursdays (February 10, February 17, February 24) at 4pm - 7pm
    WORKSHOP DATES FOR ALL AGES Saturdays (February 12, February 19, February 26) at 2pm - 5pm

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  • Feb 19th 3:00pm–4:30pm

    The 42nd Annual San Jose Day of Remembrance falls on the 80th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 which led to the World War II incarceration of more than 120,000 people of Japanese descent, two-thirds of whom were American citizens.  The theme for this virtual program is Overcoming Hate and Fear: The 80th Anniversary of E.O 9066.
    No registration required.  
    View program on the day of the event at www.sjnoc.org

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  • Feb 22nd 1:00pm–2:30pm

    Join PIF (Protecting Immigrant Families) and community partners to learn how you can help immigrant families in your community claim the Child Tax Credit before April 15th.
    Presenters will share successful strategies for outreach and education and talk about their work connecting immigrant families with the tax advice and filing support they need, especially those immigrants who have never filed taxes before. Learn about the general policy landscape for the Child Tax Credit and ways that advocates have managed around administrative challenges to ensure the immigrant community gets its fair share of the tax credit relief.

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  • Feb 22nd 4:00pm–5:30pm

    Join us as we commemorate the six-month anniversary of Afghan refugees arriving in Santa Clara County. Hear from local elected officials and refugee services organizations as they provide updates on how resettled Afghan individuals and families are settling in, what successes they’ve had, and what challenges they continue to face.
    This event is co-sponsored by the County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations and the Refugee and Immigrant Forum of Santa Clara County.

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  • Feb 23rd 12:00pm–1:30pm

    The Center for Law and Social Policy, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), and the National Immigration Law Center invite you to join a webinar on February 23, at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) 2021 “Protected Areas” policy. The policy replaces previous “sensitive locations” policies–including ICE’s 2011 policy and CBP’s 2013 policy–and marks an important development in ensuring that immigrant families are not deterred from accessing critical services or carrying out essential tasks–such as going to the doctor or attending a religious ceremony– due to fear of immigration enforcement actions. The webinar will outline key provisions of the policy and highlight actions advocates and providers can take to ensure the policy is effectively implemented across the country.

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  • Feb 24th 4:00pm–7:00pm

    A collaboration between More Más Marami Arts, the School of Arts & Culture, and AACI’s Youth Technology Incubator that invites the community to use art and theatre to explore community issues in the world of COVID. We will be conducting arts workshops for participants to explore and discuss issues like access to health and public resources.

    Combined with in-depth interviews with community members, the workshops will serve as a foundation for new plays written by local playwrights (in collaboration with community members). The new plays will provide a roadmap for audience members to address community issues.
    The workshops will use a mix of art forms (i.e.theatre, poetry, journaling, and drawing) to explore topics such as health, neighborhood resiliency, and community resources. The workshops will take place on Thursdays and Saturdays in February, depending on the age group. For more information, please email: more.mas.marami.arts@gmail.com.
    LOCATION:
    The Mexican Heritage Plaza

    1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116.

    WORKSHOP DATES FOR YOUTH AGES 12 - 17 Thursdays (February 10, February 17, February 24) at 4pm - 7pm
    WORKSHOP DATES FOR ALL AGES Saturdays (February 12, February 19, February 26) at 2pm - 5pm

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  • Feb 26th 2:00pm–5:00pm

    A collaboration between More Más Marami Arts, the School of Arts & Culture, and AACI’s Youth Technology Incubator that invites the community to use art and theatre to explore community issues in the world of COVID. We will be conducting arts workshops for participants to explore and discuss issues like access to health and public resources.

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  • Feb 28th 12:00pm–1:30pm

    The Global Fight Against Human Trafficking

    Join us for a discussion focused on the transnational nature of human trafficking. Due to the great interest in this program, we are pleased to restream it with live Q&A session. Join us to learn about the global collaboration against human trafficking and how other nations fight this horrific crime.
    Presented  by Homeland Security Investigations, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California and SFCAHT  
    Please Register in advance 

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  • Feb 28th 1:00pm–2:00pm

    Apple Tech Tutoring

    Need help learning to use your iPhone, iPad, MacBook or iMac? Set up an appointment for individual tutoring online. Email rsvp@seniorplanetavenidas.org to request an appointment. In your email, please provide a brief description of what you need help with as well as your telephone number.  The best way for our tutors to assist you is in an online meeting. If your technology does not support Zoom conferencing, we can make alternate arrangements, including connecting via the phone.  Please note that we are only able to provide tech tutoring to individuals in our local Avenidas area.

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  • Feb 28th 1:00pm–2:00pm

    Getting Started with Zoom

    Ready to start hosting your own Zoom meetings? Come to this virtual hands-on workshop and sign up for a free, basic Zoom account. Additionally, you’ll learn how to schedule a meeting and share the details with the people you want to invite. This workshop will walk through the steps using Zoom in a web browser.  Hosted by Avenidas

     Join this Class by Zoom

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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