Categories: <span>Events</span>

Events

Two-Year Anniversary Celebration

We’re turning two! Join us for our annual birthday celebration and fundraiser. Hear about our accomplishments and what we have in store for 2021. We’ll feature a special keynote on the state of journalism in the Black community from Paul Cobb, longtime civil rights activist and publisher of Post News Group. Plus: A special announcement...

Surviving COVID-19: What’s Next for Downtown San Jose?

State and county restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have halted downtown development and closed businesses for months. What are the opportunities post-COVID-19 when business is back to usual? Hear from our distinguished panel on the future of downtown San Jose and its economic recovery.

San Jose Speaks: A conversation with VTA General Manager Nuria Fernandez

Join us for our next Q&A webinar with VTA General Manager Nuria Fernandez, as part of our San Jose Speaks virtual series of community conversations, and get an update on transportation projects such as BART to San Jose, light rail to Eastridge and more. Moderated by San José Spotlight transportation columnist Jayme Ackemann

First Amendment Under Fire

What has San Jose — its people, elected leaders and civic institutions — learned from a season of protest? How does a community balance First Amendment rights with public safety? Join First Amendment Coalition and San José Spotlight for a dynamic discussion between policymakers, activists and legal experts. We’ll dive deep into the movement for...

San Jose Speaks: A conversation with Dr. Sara Cody

Tune in to an exclusive Q&A webinar with Santa Clara County Public Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody to hear an update on the COVID-19 spread and response in Santa Clara County on Thursday, October 8 at 10 am and answer reader questions. Thank you to our sponsors: The Health Trust and Gardner Health Services

Santa Clara Candidate Forum

Join us for a candidate forum with panels on state and local races in Santa Clara. Get to know your candidate for state and local office. San José Spotlight, in partnership with SPUR San Jose, will host panel discussions with candidates for the following state and local races: California Assembly, District 25 Santa Clara City...

San Jose Candidate Forum

Join us for a candidate forum with panels on state and local races in San Jose. Get to know your candidate for state and local office. San José Spotlight, in partnership with SPUR San Jose, will host panel discussions with candidates for the following state and local races: California State Senate, District 15 Santa Clara...

Bridging the Divide: A Reflection on Race and Equity

Join us for an in-depth conversation with community leaders on systemic racism and ideas on policy change to make a more just and equitable community. Panelists: Dr. William Armaline, SJSU Human Rights Collaborative LaToya Fernandez, YouthHype Chava Bustamante, Latinos Unidos for a New America Zahra Billoo, Council on American Islamic Relations Moderated by San Jose...

San Jose Speaks: A conversation with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren

Join us for our next San Jose Speaks community conversation with Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren to learn what Congress is doing to provide relief for the growing coronavirus pandemic, and addressing national police reforms and accountability. Tune in Monday, July 6 at 4 pm via Zoom: https://bit.ly/2ZkKhQX RSVP: https://sanjosespeaks-lofgren.eventbrite.com/ Have a question for the Congresswoman? Please...

San Jose Speaks: A conversation with IPA Shivaun Nurre

Join us for our next community conversation as part of our San Jose Speaks series on Wednesday, June 10 at 4 p.m. and hear how the city of San Jose's Independent Police Auditor's office provides oversight and investigates citizen complaints of the SJPD.