Events

Events

Cocktails with Spotlight

This is a special event to thank our members who support our award-winning nonprofit journalism and allow us to continue bringing you the stories you love. Come masked and vaxed and ready to mingle with other San José Spotlight supporters at this exclusive member-only event. Enjoy appetizers, a no host bar and awesome silent auction...

Meet the editor

Grab a cup of coffee with the editor of San Jose’s award-winning nonprofit newsroom. Hear about his vision for the organization, ask questions and share ideas and input to help shape our public service journalism. RSVP: https://bit.ly/3nDlx4e

San Jose Speaks: A conversation with county Superintendent of Schools Mary Ann Dewan

Public schools in Santa Clara County continue to grapple with distance learning, systemic inequities, mask mandates and the presence of law enforcement on campuses. Hear from the county’s Superintendent of Schools Mary Ann Dewan and learn what is being done by education officials to tackle these issues facing students, teachers and staff. RSVP: https://bit.ly/3Bhq67H

Common Ground: Gun Policy in Silicon Valley

In the wake of a mass shooting in San Jose that killed nine VTA workers, our expert panel brings together elected leaders, victims of gun violence, Second Amendment advocates and community leaders for a thoughtful discussion on gun policy and common sense solutions. Panelists include: – Chappie Jones, San Jose Vice Mayor – Kirk Vartan,...

San Jose Speaks: A conversation with Congressman Ro Khanna

Please join us for our next community conversation, as part of our San Jose Speaks series, with Silicon Valley Congressman Ro Khanna. Hear his thoughts on renewed efforts for gun control measures in the wake of a mass shooting in San Jose, an investigation into the attack on the U.S. Capitol and legislation he’s working...

Opportunity Housing: EXPLAINED

Join San José Spotlight, in partnership with Silicon Valley At Home, for a forum on Opportunity Housing. Hear from our expert panel to learn more about the proposal and its potential impact on housing in San Jose: Panelists: Rosalynn Hughey, Deputy Manager, City of San Jose Matt Hertel, Long Range Planning Manager, City of Sacramento...

Understanding Emergency Rent Relief in Santa Clara County

The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted renters and tenants over the last year. Hear from our expert panel of government officials and service providers who will share eviction protections and state and local emergency rent relief programs serving our community at this free online event. Panelists: Consuelo Hernández, Santa Clara County Office of Supportive Housing...

San Jose Speaks: A conversation with Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone

San José Spotlight welcomed Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone in its latest San Jose Speaks series, which features interactive conversations with South Bay leaders, influencers and decision makers. Stone discussed Proposition 19, which was approved by voters in 2020 and significantly complicated the rules for transferring property tax assessments. Thank you to our sponsor:...

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...

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