Events

September 2018

  • Sep 5th 3:30pm–6:30pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Alum Rock Branch Library

    Free Citizenship Workshops (N-400, I-912 or I-942, eligibility consultations, legal representation with G-28 if desired – all free!

    Registration is required. Register Online by 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.

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

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  • Sep 5th 6:30pm–7:42pm

    Each summer, SGS hosts a film festival featuring movies from around the world. This summer, we will show ten films that focus on the theme “Friends & Family: Tales From Near and Far.”Admission is free and open to the community.

    The Secret of the Grain Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche, (France, 2007)

    Q&A with Marie-Pierre Ulloa, Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Stanford University. Sponsored by the France-Stanford Center

    In southern France, a Franco-Arabic shipyard worker, along with his partner’s daughter, pursues his dream of converting a dilapidated boat into a restaurant that will specialize in his ex-wife’s fish couscous, a meal that she prepares for the family every Sunday. View trailer.

    Films will be screened in the Stanford Geology Corner, Building 320, Room 105. Click here for a map.

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  • Sep 6th 5:00pm–8:00pm

    Jewish Family Services Immigration Law Clinic

    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 toameliorate the costs of the application fees. Jewish Family Services Immigration Law Clinic
    These sessions are free of charge and are held at JFS SV offices.

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

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  • Sep 6th 6:30pm–7:30pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Mitchell Park Library

    Free Citizenship Workshops (N-400, I-912 or I-942, eligibility consultations, legal representation with G-28 if desired – all free!)Registration is required.

    Register online by 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.

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

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  • Sep 6th 7:30pm–8:35pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Mitchell Park Library

    Free Citizenship Workshops (N-400, I-912 or I-942, eligibility consultations, legal representation with G-28 if desired – all free!)Registration is required.

    Register online by 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.

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

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  • Sep 11th 7:00pm–9:00pm

    Everyone is invited to this free event to enjoy gourmet pizza, a multifaith prayer service, and children’s performances. Sponsored by American Muslim Voice, Dave Cortese, Santa Clara County Supervisors, and the Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice.
    The ability to make our country safe, peaceful and harmonious lies in our hands.

    King Plaza
    250 Hamilton Ave
    Palo Alto, CA

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  • Sep 12th 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 https://citizenshipbascom.eventbrite.com or call (408) 658-9206

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

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  • Sep 12th 6:30pm

    Each summer, SGS hosts a film festival featuring movies from around the world. This summer, we will show ten films that focus on the theme “Friends & Family: Tales From Near and Far.”Admission is free and open to the community.

    Kapoor and Sons Directed by Shakun Batra, (India, 2016)

    Q&A with Sangeeta Mediratta, Center for South Asia, Stanford University. Sponsored by Center for South Asia

    A man and his brother return home to Coonoor, India, to visit their ailing grandfather. Amidst numerous ongoing family problems, emotions get intensified when a girl causes a rift between the two. View trailer.

    Films will be screened in the Stanford Geology Corner, Building 320, Room 105. Click here for a map.

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  • Sep 12th 6:30pm–8:30pm

    Join us for a family friendly game of Lotería! For more information call (408) 779-3196

    Morgan Hill Library
    660 West Main Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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  • Sep 12th 7:00pm–9:00pm

    This is a FREE event on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Learn about new immigration laws, updates and how this could impact you or someone you know.We would like to educate the community on how they could receive help from different non-profit organizations regarding immigration or any other issues. This will also be followed up with FREE legal consultation from VABANC (Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California). The presentation will be conducted in Vietnamese. *Refreshments will be provided

    VIVO
    2264 Quimby Rd, San Jose, CA 95122

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  • Sep 13th 5:30pm–7:00pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Milpitas Library

    Free Citizenship Workshops (N-400, I-912 or I-942, eligibility consultations, legal representation with G-28 if desired – all free!

    Registration is required. Register Online by 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.

    Milpitas Library
    160 N Main St
    Milpitas, CA 95035

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  • Sep 13th 7:00pm–8:30pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Milpitas Library

    Free Citizenship Workshops (N-400, I-912 or I-942, eligibility consultations, legal representation with G-28 if desired – all free!

    Registration is required. Register Online by 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.

    Milpitas Library
    160 N Main St
    Milpitas, CA 95035

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  • Sep 14th 11:30am–6:49pm

    The Mexican Consulate invites everyone to celebrate the 208th anniversary of Mexican independence of Mexico.

    San Jose City Hall
    200 E Santa Clara St
    San Jose, CA 95113

    Te invitamos este viernes 14 de septiembre a izar la bandera de en el City Hall de la ciudad de . Este acto en conmemoración del 208 Aniversario de la Independencia de México dará inicio a las 11:30 am. Acompáñanos.


  • Sep 14th 5:30pm–7:30pm

    Hosted by the Santa Clara County’s Office of Immigrant Relations in honor of During National Welcoming Week,. Our distinguished speakers include USF Professor Bill Ong Hing, SJSU Professor Julia Curry, Director of California History Center Tom Izu, and Director of Santa Clara County’s Office of Women’s Policy, Protima Pandey. The audience is encouraged to participate during the Q & A segment of the program.

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    County Building
    70 West Hedding Street
    San Jose, CA,

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  • Sep 14th 5:30pm–7:30pm

    The month of September for night of neighbors we will have a night of heritage of Mexico-Americans, on Friday, September 14 at 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p. M.! We will have several activities, and free prizes! We will play Cesar Chavez’s movie with Michael Peña, lottery, sweet bread and piñatas.

    Sponsored by the San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, San José Neighbor Nights have been taking place every second Friday of the month at 11 community centers throughout the entire City of San José. SJ Neighbor Nights will offer free activities, including music, movies, crafts, dances, sports, and more. The entire community is welcome! More information will be given on Facebook as the date is approaching. ** Door prizes will be given at the end of the event. All winners must be present to receive the prize ** For more information, call (408) 794-1060

    Mayfair Community Center
    2039 Kammerer Ave
    San Jose, California 95116

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  • Sep 15th 11:00am–12:30pm

    2015 Grammy nominated José-Luis Orozco, a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist for over 40 years, encourages learning of the Spanish language and promotes Latin American culture through his art. Sing along with us and perhaps learn a few new words in Spanish! For more information, call (408) 842-8207

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

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  • Sep 15th 11:00am–1:00pm

    Celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Month with music, and crafts and more! For more information, call (408) 842-8207

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

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  • Sep 15th 3:00pm–4:30pm

    2015 Grammy nominated José-Luis Orozco, a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist for over 40 years, encourages learning of the Spanish language and promotes Latin American culture through his art. Sing along with us and perhaps learn a few new words in Spanish! For more information, call (650) 948-7683

    Los Altos Library
    13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022

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  • Sep 16th 6:30pm–9:00pm

    Join us for a film screening and discussion with local sustainable food advocates. Dolores Huerta is among the most important activists in American history. For more information call (408) 842-8207

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

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  • Sep 17th 10:15am–11:45am

    2015 Grammy nominated José-Luis Orozco, a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist for over 40 years, encourages learning of the Spanish language and promotes Latin American culture through his art. Sing along with us and perhaps learn a few new words in Spanish! For more information, call (408) 446-1677

    Cupertino Library
    10800 Torre Avenue,Cupertino, CA 95014

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  • Sep 17th 3:00pm–4:30pm

    Sparkpoint Workshop - Relationships with Money

    Ask Questions – Get Answers about managing your money issues. For more information call (408) 618-5199.

    San Jose City College, Room SC104
    2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95128


  • Sep 17th 5:00pm–7:30pm

    IRC Citizenship Clinic - Santa Clara Central Park Library

    Free Citizenship Workshops (N-400, I-912 or I-942, eligibility consultations, legal representation with G-28 if desired – all free!)

    Registration is required. Register online by 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 Central Park Library
    2635 Homestead Rd.
    Santa Clara, CA 95051

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  • Sep 17th 7:00pm–9:00pm

    2015 Grammy nominated José-Luis Orozco, a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist for over 40 years, encourages learning of the Spanish language and promotes Latin American culture through his art. Sing along with us and perhaps learn a few new words in Spanish! For more information, call (408) 262-1171

    Milpitas Library
    160 North Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035

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  • Sep 18th 10:00am–11:30am

    ​USCIS Workshop - How to become a US Citizen

    Representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will explain the requirements for naturalizing to become a US citizen. They will conduct a demonstration interview, answer general questions, and hand out free materials. The English & Spanish session is free and no registration is required. We hope to see you there!

    East San Jose Carnegie Library,
    1102 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95116
    408-808-3075

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  • Sep 18th 10:30am–12:00pm

    2015 Grammy nominated José-Luis Orozco, a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist for over 40 years, encourages learning of the Spanish language and promotes Latin American culture through his art. Sing along with us and perhaps learn a few new words in Spanish! For more information, call (408) 867-6126

    Saratoga Library
    13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070

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  • Sep 18th 1:00pm–5:00pm

    Stories of family separation at the U.S. Border have also unsettled many immigrant families and children living in Santa Clara County who are experiencing fears of deportation. The workshop for service providers will teach how to recognize and respond to Trauma & Fear, and provide participants with:
    1. An in-depth understanding of the signs and lasting impact of “toxic stress” on individuals;
    2. Tools to effectively coach children and families exhibiting signs of trauma due to immigration concerns; and,
    3. A tool kit of SCC resources and services available for individuals and families experiencing trauma and in need of vital services

    Sponsored by the Immigrant Children’s Health Committee. Space is limited – Register early.

    Uplift Family Services
    251 Llewellyn Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008

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  • Sep 18th 7:00pm–8:00pm

    Join us for special storytimes in honor of Mexican Heritage Month. For more information, call (408) 866-1991

    Campbell Library
    77 Harrison Ave.Campbell, CA 95008

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  • Sep 19th 3:30pm–5:00pm

    2015 Grammy nominated José-Luis Orozco, a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist for over 40 years, encourages learning of the Spanish language and promotes Latin American culture through his art. Sing along with us and perhaps learn a few new words in Spanish! For more information, call (408) 779-3196

    Morgan Hill Library
    660 West Main Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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  • Sep 19th 7:00pm–8:30pm

    2015 Grammy nominated José-Luis Orozco, a bilingual educator, children’s author, and recording artist for over 40 years, encourages learning of the Spanish language and promotes Latin American culture through his art. Sing along with us and perhaps learn a few new words in Spanish! For more information, call (408) 866-1991

    Campbell Library
    77 Harrison Ave.Campbell, CA 95008

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  • Sep 20th 10:30am–11:30am

    Join us for special storytimes in honor of Mexican Heritage Month. For more information, call (408) 866-1991

    Campbell Library
    77 Harrison Ave. Campbell, CA 95008

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  • Sep 21st 5:30pm–8:00pm

    Video screening hosted by the Santa Clara County Office of Human Relations.

    Growing up in rural North Carolina, Moises Serrano fell in love with a country that refused to recognize his full humanity – both as an undocumented immigrant and as a gay man. The documentary Forbidden follows Moises’ personal journey as an activist fighting for the American Dream.

    SCC Board Room
    70 West Hedding, San Jose

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  • Sep 22nd 10:00am–2:00pm

    Immigration Legal Consultations at Gilroy Library

    Immigration lawyers will be at Gilroy Library to provide free legal consultations and referrals on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins welcome, no appointment needed. Call (408) 842-8207 for more information.

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


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  • Sep 22nd 10:15am–11:15am

    Join us for special storytimes throughout our different libraries! A fun Hispanic Heritage-themed craft will follow storytime. For more information, call (408) 779-3196

    Morgan Hill Library
    660 West Main Ave., Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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  • Sep 23rd 10:00am–3:00pm

    Viva CalleSJ is the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services open streets program. Each year, the program transforms miles of city streets into a one day park for you to walk, bike, play, and explore. Program events are completely free, just bring your favorite form of non-motorized transportation and enjoy the day! Hosted by Viva CalleSJ and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition and a Welcoming Week Activity from the City of San Jose Office of Immigrant Affairs.

    Viva CalleeSJ Route

    Opening 9:30-11:30
    2542 Monterey Rd, San Jose, CA 95111

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  • Sep 24th 11:00am–12:00pm

    Join us for special storytimes throughout our different libraries! A fun Hispanic Heritage-themed craft will follow storytime. For more information, call (408) 842-8207

    Gilroy Library
    350 W. Sixth Street
    Gilroy, CA 95020

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  • Sep 24th 2:00pm–3:00pm

    Sparkpoint Workshop - Relationships with Money

    Ask Questions – Get Answers about managing your money issues. For more information call (408) 618-5199.

    Evergreen Valley College
    3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose, CA 95135


  • Sep 25th 4:00pm–5:30pm

    Join us for special storytimes throughout our different libraries! A fun Hispanic Heritage-themed craft will follow storytime. For more information, call (408) 842-8207

    Gilroy Library
    350 W. Sixth Street
    Gilroy, CA 95020

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  • Sep 28th 9:30am–2:00pm

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  • Sep 29th 3:00pm–4:30pm

    Folklorico Nacional Mexicano de Elena Robles! For more information, call (408) 867-6126

    Saratoga Library
    13650 Saratoga Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070

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  • Sep 30th 10:00am–2:00pm

    SIREN Citizenship Workshop - East Palo Alto

    Come take the next step TODAY, become an American Citizen!

    • Learn about the requirements and process to become a US citizen
    • If eligible, get help completing your naturalization application
    • If eligible, get help requesting a fee waiver
    • Receive information regarding English and Citizenship classes
    • Receive study materials to prepare for the citizenship exam ALL FOR FREE!

    FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT US AT: (408) 453-3003 – www.siren-bayarea.org

    St. Francis Assisi Church
    1425 BAY ROAD
    East Palo Alto, CA 94303

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  • Sep 30th 11:00am–7:00pm

    Nearly 25,000 people attended last year and we are excited to continue to grow into one of the preeminent festivals in the City of San Jose! Authentic Italian Cuisine, Well known Local Bands and traditional Italian Entertainment, Children’s activities, Artisan Italian Arts & Crafts and info about the future Italian Museum & Cultural Center. We strongly encourage public transportation or carpooling. Ample parking is available across the street from the arch at the County Social Services building on Julian.
    Admission FREE!

    Little Italy San Jose
    350 West Julian, San Jose, CA 95110

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  • Sep 30th 4:00pm–6:00pm

    ​Immigration Workshop and Consultations - Gilroy Library

    Free information and referrals to low cost immigration services Sponsored by Catholic Charities. Continues the first Monday of every month.For more information contact: ccimmigration@catholiccharitiesscc.org

    Gilroy Library, 350 West 6th St, Gilroy


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