The Almaden Hills Racial Justice Commission focuses on racial justice issues that impact our region in ways that enable us to be involved through our words and deeds. We meet monthly on-line and as necessary for projects and events.
Projects and areas of focus vary with current events and partnership opportunities. Some recent efforts include:
• Opposed a proposal pending before the Santa Clara Planning Commission to strip-mine sacred tribal lands near Gilroy.
• Encouraged the congregation and local community to learn about public safety issues by hosting a meeting with leaders of the San Jose Police Department.
• Brought local concerns such as those affecting unsheltered people, education, public safety, police safety, and parking to San Jose City Councilmember Arjun Batra.
• Engaging with the diverse neighbors near our church by helping their neighborhood association to sponsor National Night Out and a Halloween Party.
• We encourage our congregation to become more aware of, and to listen to, the experiences of people of color. We desire to be supportive and active in bringing about racial justice in our church, community, and world.
Contact the church office to join us!
"Almaden Hills United Methodist Church trusts in Christ's work of bringing together those who are separated by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We celebrate God's welcome to us and to all people."