Events

September 2017

  • Sep 2nd 2:00pm–5:30pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Edenvale Library

    Saturday, Sep 2, 2017 2:00 PM-5:30 PM

    Free Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400), Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912) – All Categories, Reduced Fee Request Assistance (Form I-942), Pro-Bono Legal Consultations Languages Available: English, If requested in advance, service may be made available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Dari, or Farsi

    Registration Required: Register Online or visit Calling (408) 658-9206, or send a Registration Request via email To Kayla.Ladd@Rescue.Org with your full name, phone number, and Workshop date you prefer.

    Edenvale Branch Library
    101 Branham Ln
    San Jose, CA 95111

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  • Sep 6th 3:15pm–6:30pm

    ​1st Wednesday - Monthly IRC Free Citizenship Clinic - Alum Rock Library

    Free Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400), Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912) – All Categories, Reduced Fee Request Assistance (Form I-942), Pro-Bono Legal Consultations Languages Available: English, If requested in advance, service may be made available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Dari, or Farsi

    Registration Required: Register Online or call (408) 658-9206, or Send a Registration Request Via Email To Kayla.Ladd@Rescue.Org with your full name, phone number, and Workshop date you prefer.

    Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library
    3090 Alum Rock Ave
    San Jose, CA 95127

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  • Sep 7th 10:30am–12:00pm

    Chisme, Chiste, and Survival

    This free event is open to the public. A creative writing & poetry workshop with Yosimar Reyes that explores humor to tell a story.
    Yosimar Reyes is the artist in residence at Define American, a media and culture organization dedicated to shifting the conversation surrounding immigration and identity in a changing America. He is a nationally acclaimed poet, educator, performance artist, and public speaker. Born in Guerrero, Mexico, and raised in East San Jose, California Reyes explores the themes of migration and sexuality in his work.

    This event is presented in partnership with San Jose State University’s Department of Mexican American Studies. Questions? Email us at Teatro@TeatroVision.org or call us at (408) 294-6621.

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  • Sep 7th 11:00am–2:00pm

    Join us for an inclusive job fair that connects local employers to job seekers. Everyone is welcome. For more information: please contact us at 408-261-6400, or fshahamigohar@parsequalitycenter.org

    1635 The AlamedaSan Jose, CA, 95126

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  • Sep 7th 5:00pm–9:00pm

    ​Free Immigration Law Clinic - JFSSV

    Jewish Family Services and the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, Silicon Valley Chapter (AILA) offer a pro bono immigration law clinic to serve the needs of immigrants in the South Bay.

    Attorneys from various local law firms provide clients with valuable legal advice and assistance relating to all areas of immigration law, including help with completing green card and citizenship applications, and fee waiver applications to ameliorate the costs of the application fees.

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

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  • Sep 7th 6:30pm–8:30pm

    ​1st Thursday- Monthly IRC Free Citizenship Clinic - Palo Alto

    Free Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400); Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912 & Form I-942) – All Categories; Free USCIS representation and legal review by a Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representative. Languages Available: English, Spanish, Hindi.

    Registration Required: Call (408) 277-0255, or email sanjoseimmigration@rescue.org, or visit https://citizenshippaloalto.eventbrite.com

    Mitchell Park Library
    3700 Middlefield Rd
    San Jose, CA 94303

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  • Sep 8th 1:00pm–5:00pm

    SIREN DACA Workshop

    SIREN provides eligibility consultations, application assistance, and legal review of completed forms. SIREN’s service fee may be waived for low income individuals, please bring 2016 income taxes or last 4 pay stubs to see if you qualify.

    SIREN’s service fee may be waived for low income individuals, please bring 2016 income taxes or last 4 pay stubs to see if you qualify.

    SIREN
    1415 Koll Circle #108
    San Jose, CA

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  • Sep 9th 9:00am–1:00pm

    Free Legal Immigration Consultations at the Mexican Consulate

    Expert Immigration Attorneys will be providing free consultations at the Consulate. Space is limited so the person requiring assistance must be there between 9:00am and 1:00pm. Preferably call to confirm your consultation. 408 294 3414 ext. 122, 126, 124 y 129.

    Consulado de México ubicado
    302 Enzo Dr., San José, California, 95138

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  • Sep 11th 5:30pm–8:00pm

    Now more than ever our country needs us to to come together as the United States of America. Together we can build an inclusive harmonious & peaceful world and move “From to fear to friendship”.

    This event is free and open to ALL. You will enjoy gourmet Pizza dinner. Multifaith Service and children’s performances. Sponsors: American Muslim Voice Foundation, Dave Cortese President, Board of Supervisors Santa Clara County, Multifaith Voices for Peace & Justice

    King Plaza
    250 Hamilton Avenue
    Palo Alto, CA 94301


  • Sep 13th 1:00pm–5:00pm

    ​SIREN DACA Workshop

    SIREN provides eligibility consultations, application assistance, and legal review of completed forms. Check link for documents to bring. SIREN’s service fee may be waived for low income individuals, please bring 2016 income taxes or last 4 pay stubs to see if you qualify.

    SIREN, 1415 Koll Circle #108
    San Jose, CA

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  • Sep 13th 3:30pm–6:00pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Tully Community Branch Library

    Free Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400), Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912) – All Categories, Reduced Fee Request Assistance (Form I-942), Pro-Bono Legal Consultations Languages Available: English, If requested in advance, service may be made available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Dari, or Farsi

    Registration Required: Register Online or call (408) 658-9206, or Send a Registration Request Via Email To Kayla.Ladd@Rescue.Org with your full name, phone number, and Workshop date you prefer.

    Tully Community Branch Library
    880 Tully Rd
    San Jose, CA 95121

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  • Sep 13th 6:00pm–8:00pm

    2nd Wednesday - ​Monthly Virtual Lawyers in the 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. 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 Street
    Milpitas,CA,95035

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  • Sep 13th 7:30pm–9:00pm

    ¡ALTO A DEPORTACIONES! LAS DEPORTACIONES! JOIN US IN A TRAINING TO LEARN HOW TO CONDUCT LEGAL OBSERVATION DURING IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS, AND OTHER ROLES YOU CAN TAKE TO SUPPORT IMMIGRANT FAMILIES IN OUR COUNTY. The Rapid Response Network in Santa Clara County is a community defense project developed to protect immigrant families from deportation and to provide moral and accompaniment support during and after immigration operations in our community. CONTACT ROSAD@SACREDHEARTCS.ORG WITH QUESTIONS or 408-278-2186.

    SOUTH PENINSULA HEBREW DAY SCHOOL
    1030 ASTORIA DRIVE, SUNNYVALE CA

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  • Sep 14th 12:30pm–2:00pm

    The fight for DACA continues! The Stanford Health Justice Coalition (SHJC) is hosting this rally in honor of the over 800,000 DACA recipients nationwide who are at risk of losing protections from deportation. Featuring a phone bank and photo campaign.

    Stanford University Campus, Outside LKSC near the stairs
    291 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305.


  • Sep 15th 9:00am–5:00pm

    A display containing a welcoming banner, welcoming messages in different languages, immigration history highlights, cultural/ethnic decorations and much needed information on resources in various languages.

    Government Civic Center
    70 West Hedding Street
    San Jose, CA 95110

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  • Sep 15th 10:00am–5:00pm

    Free DACA Workshops Tuesdays & Fridays until October 4th - SIREN

    If your DACA work permit expires by March 5, 2018, you must renew before October 5th. Scholarships are available for $495 renewal fee. Check the link for more information on what to bring. Please RSVP to: info@siren-bayarea.org

    SIREN Office
    1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose;

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  • Sep 16th 2:30pm–10:00pm

    The Mexican Consulate of San Jose invites everyone to celebrate the Fiestas Patrias with El Grito de la Independencia. Bring family and friends to enjoy a day of fun, performances (Mariachi, Grupos Folkloricos y Musicales) and culture. This year’s theme is “Live a Healthy Life”

    Discovery Meadow / Guadalupe River
    Downtown San Jose


  • Sep 18th 4:00pm–8:00pm

    Lawyers in the Library- Gilroy

    A Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations #WelcomingWeek Event.
    Lawyers from Step Forward will provide free legal consultations and referrals on a first come-first served basis. For more information call (408) 842-8207

    Gilroy Public Library
    350 West 6th Street
    Gilroy, CA 95020


  • Sep 18th 5:00pm–7:30pm

    3rd Monday Monthly IRC Citizenship Clinic - Santa Clara City Library

    Free Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400), Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912) – All Categories, Reduced Fee Request Assistance (Form I-942), Pro-Bono Legal Consultations Languages Available: English, If requested in advance, service may be made available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Dari, or Farsi

    Registration Required: Register Online or Call (408) 658-9206, or Send a Registration Request Via Email To Kayla.Ladd@Rescue.Org with your full name, phone number, and Workshop date you prefer.

    Santa Clara City Library
    2635 Homestead Rd
    Santa Clara, CA 95051

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  • Sep 19th 9:00am–4:00pm

    Partners in Reading offers FREE one-to-one tutoring, small group instruction, computer lessons, classes, workshops, family programs and more!
    3 Tutor Training Sessions: Saturdays, September 19th, 23rd, and October 14th, 2017 All 3 sessions are required to become 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
    Parking: at the Fourth Street Garage, 44 S. 4th St., San José, CA 95112 *Parking tickets will be validated.

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  • Sep 19th 10:00am–5:00pm

    ​Free DACA Workshops Tuesdays & Fridays until October 4th - SIREN

    If your DACA work permit expires by March 5, 2018, you must renew before October 5th. Scholarships are available for $495 renewal fee. Check the link for more information on what to bring. Please RSVP to: info@siren-bayarea.org

    SIREN Office
    1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose;

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  • Sep 19th 1:00pm–7:00pm

    SIREN DACA Workshop - Gilroy Library

    If your DACA work permit expires by March 5, 2018, you must renew before October 5th. Scholarships are available for $495 renewal fee. Check the link for more information on what to bring. Please RSVP to: info@siren-bayarea.org

    Gilroy Public Library
    350 West 6th Street, Gilroy:

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  • Sep 20th 1:00pm–4:30pm

    ​SIREN - Free DACA Workshop - Mission College

    If your DACA work permit expires by March 5, 2018, you must renew before October 5th. Scholarships are available for $495 renewal fee. Check the link for more information on what to bring. Please RSVP to: info@siren-bayarea.org


    Mission College
    3000 Mission College Blvd
    Santa Clara, CA

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  • Sep 21st 9:30am–1:36am

    ​3rd Thursday Monthly Legal Aid Debtors’ Rights Clinic - Workforce Inst

    Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Free Debtor’s Rights clinics (in conjunction with SparkPoint San José and the Workforce Institute) every Third Thursday of the month at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. Speak with an attorney about your consumer legal issues or if you are considering bankruptcy RSVP Required: Please call 408-918-5100 to RSVP so we can provide appropriate staffing and translation. Parking Permits Available

    San José City College
    Technology Center, Room: T123
    600 S. Bascom Avenue
    San José, CA 95128

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  • Sep 21st 10:00am–5:00pm

    Free DACA Renewal Clinic - CET

    Center for Employment Training (CET)
    701 Vine St, Ste 115, San Jose, CA 95110


  • Sep 21st 10:00am–1:00pm

    Join PRERNA as we partner with the El Camino YMCA to celebrate Welcoming Week. During this special week, community organizations across the country are bringing together refugees, other immigrants and native born residents to promote diversity and inclusion as well as raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. We are delighted to be invited by the El Camino YMCA to be a part of their activities during Welcoming Week to celebrate what unites us as a community.

    El Camino YMCA
    2400 Grant Rd, Mountain View, California 94040
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  • Sep 21st 1:00pm

    ​3rd Thursday Monthly Legal Aid Debtors’ Rights Clinic - Workforce Inst

    Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Free Debtor’s Rights clinics (in conjunction with SparkPoint San José and the Workforce Institute) every Third Thursday of the month at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. Speak with an attorney about your consumer legal issues or if you are considering bankruptcy RSVP Required: Please call 408-918-5100 to RSVP so we can provide appropriate staffing and translation. Parking Permits Available

    San José City College
    Technology Center, Room: T123
    600 S. Bascom Avenue
    San José, CA 95128

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  • Sep 21st 5:30pm–9:00pm

    A film about a single mother named Sham shows us the consequences of closing our doors to families fleeing war. With no answer to her application for resettlement in the US, and every other path to safety closed off, a smuggler’s raft to Europe was the only way out. 8 Borders, 8 Days is her story: the intimate details of why a fiercely determined mother is willing to risk her children’s lives for a better future and an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety. . Registration is free. This is one of Welcoming Week activities organized by OIR.

    5:30 PM Reception / 6:00 PM Screening / 7:10 PM Discussion

    SCC Building, Isaac Newton Auditorium
    70 West Hedding St
    San Jose, CA

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  • Sep 22nd 10:00am–5:00pm

    ​Free DACA Workshops Tuesdays & Fridays until October 4th - SIREN

    If your DACA work permit expires by March 5, 2018, you must renew before October 5th. Scholarships are available for $495 renewal fee. Check the link for more information on what to bring. Please RSVP to: info@siren-bayarea.org

    SIREN Office
    1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose;

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  • Sep 23rd 9:00am–2:00pm

    Silicon Valley NAC Citizenship Assistance Workshop

    Silicon Valley NAC Citizenship Assistance Workshop

    Free services offered – Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400), Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912) – Categories 1 & 2 Only, Pro-bono Legal Consultations, Reduced Fee Request Assistance (Form I-942). Languages – English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Vietnamese, Tagalog. Sessions starting at 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm

    Sponsored by NAC, ALA, CET, IRCC, SIREN, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the Mexican Consulate and others.

    Register on-line or call 408.228.4478. Priority given to those who register.

    San Jose Convention Center Executive Ballroom
    150 W. San Carlos Street
    San Jose, CA 95113

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  • Sep 23rd 9:00am–4:00pm

    Partners in Reading offers FREE one-to-one tutoring, small group instruction, computer lessons, classes, workshops, family programs and more!
    3 Tutor Training Sessions: Saturdays, September 19th, 23rd, and October 14th, 2017 All 3 sessions are required to become 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
    Parking: at the Fourth Street Garage, 44 S. 4th St., San José, CA 95112 *Parking tickets will be validated.

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  • Sep 23rd 11:00am–2:00pm

    Lawyers in the Library- Gilroy

    A Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations #WelcomingWeek Event.
    Catholic Charities Lawyer and BIA Representative will provide free legal consultations and referrals on a first come-first served basis. For more information call (408) 842-8207

    Gilroy Public Library
    350 West 6th Street
    Gilroy, CA 95020


  • Sep 25th 4:00pm–8:00pm

    FREE DACA RENEWAL WORKSHOP - MLK Library

    BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR DACA APPLICATIONS (as of September 5, 2017):

    • Only Renewal Applications will be accepted by October 5, 2017
    • Only if your DACA work permit expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018
    • Must have NO serious criminal record (screening will be provide at the workshop)

    Martin Luther King Library (2nd floor, ROOM #255)
    150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112
    REGISTER On line or call 408.444.9761 Priority given to those who register
    FREE PARKING at 4TH & SAN FERNANDO PARKING GARAGE (tickets will be validated at the workshop)

    *BY PRESENTING YOUR 2016 TAX RETURNS, YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR A DACA SCHOLARSHIP TO COVER ALL IMMIGRATION FEES.

    Sponsored by CET, SIREN, IRC, Asian Law Alliance and Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations

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  • Sep 26th 10:00am–5:00pm

    ​Free DACA Workshops Tuesdays & Fridays until October 4th - SIREN

    If your DACA work permit expires by March 5, 2018, you must renew before October 5th. Scholarships are available for $495 renewal fee. Check the link for more information on what to bring. Please RSVP to: info@siren-bayarea.org

    SIREN Office
    1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose;

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  • Sep 26th 1:00pm–5:00pm

    SIREN Immigration Legal Clinic - Hillview Library

    SIREN provides eligibility consultations, application assistance, and legal review of completed forms. SIREN’s service fee may be waived for low income individuals, please bring 2016 income taxes or last 4 pay stubs to see if you qualify.

    SIREN’s service fee may be waived for low income individuals, please bring 2016 income taxes or last 4 pay stubs to see if you qualify.

    Hillview Library
    600 Hopkins Drive, San Jose, CA

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  • Sep 27th 12:00pm–1:15pm

    ​A Workshop with Clowns Without Borders

    This free event is open to the public. You are invited to learn how to use laughter in difficult situations to relieve pain and hurt. Clowns Without Borders relieves the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis, including refugee camps, conflict zones, and territories in situations of emergencies. Sometimes, laughter is the only medicine. Recommended for students in nursing, public health, recreation, health science, theater arts, and social sciences.
    For more info Email teatro@teatrovision.org

    San Jose State University, Morris Dailey Hall 101
    One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192

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  • Sep 27th 1:00pm–5:00pm

    SIREN Citizenship Clinic

    Free Services – Citizenship Application Assistance (Form N-400), Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912) – Categories 1 & 2 Only, Fee Waiver Assistance (Form I-912) – Category 1 Only, Reduced Fee Request Assistance (Form I-942)

    Languages: English, Spanish – No Registration Required – No childcare

    SIREN Office
    1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108
    San Jose, CA 95112

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  • Sep 28th 10:00am–5:00pm

    Free DACA Renewal Clinic - CET


    Center for Employment Training
    701 Vine Street, ste 115, San Jose, CA 95110


  • Sep 29th 10:00am–5:00pm

    ​Free DACA Workshops Tuesdays & Fridays until October 4th - SIREN

    If your DACA work permit expires by March 5, 2018, you must renew before October 5th. Scholarships are available for $495 renewal fee. Check the link for more information on what to bring. Please RSVP to: info@siren-bayarea.org

    SIREN Office
    1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose;

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