Rally for Juristac: Saturday, September 10


RALLY for Juristac

Saturday, Sept. 10th

1:00pm to 4:00pm

McEntee Plaza
70 W Hedding St
San Jose, CA 95110

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The sacred ceremonial heartland of our tribe near Gilroy is threatened by a proposed 403-acre sand and gravel mining operation. Santa Clara County has released an environmental analysis of the project and soon will decide whether to approve or deny permits for the mine.

Join us in front of the Santa Clara County building on Sept. 10 to stand together for the land, for cultural survival, and to show the strength of our collective determination to protect Juristac!

We encourage you to plan to attend the Rally with a team of friends or car load of family members. Consider meeting up beforehand, and/or starting a text message/Signal group to coordinate plans. And, getting together afterwards to debrief and think about next steps.

Rally speakers list

  • Valentin Lopez, Chair, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
  • Assemblymember Ash Kalra, 27th District of California
  • Ed Ketchum, Vice Chair, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
  • Charlene Nijmeh, Chair, Muwekma Ohlone Tribe
  • Gerardo Loera, Director of Development, Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
  • Corrina Gould, Chair, Confederated Villages of Lisjan
  • Brian Franzen, Chair, Santa Clara County Human Rights Commission
  • Theodora Simon, Indigenous Justice Advocate, ACLU of Northern California
  • Tiffany Yap, Senior Scientist, Center for Biological Diversity
  • Antonio Gonzales, Director, American Indian Movement West
  • Rev. Nancy Palmer, First Unitarian Church of San Jose
  • Alice Kaufman, Policy & Advocacy Director, Green Foothills
  • Gary Ding, Student Leader, Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action
  • Tamara Alvarado & Yei Tochtli Mitlalpilli, Calpulli Tonalehqueh
  • Sherri Norris, Director, California Indian Environmental Alliance
  • Richard Hobbs & Rhonda Berry, Human Agenda
  • Youth Committee of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
  • Roman C. Rain Tree (Dunlap Band of Mono/Choinumni Yokuts), Seeds for Sovereignty
  • Assemblea of Tierras Milperas representatives from Pajaro Valley
  • San Jose Nikkei Resisters representative
  • Uwismak Singers of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band

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These community organizations are co-sponsoring the Amah Mutsun Rally for Juristac so that we can form a more powerful collective voice and ensure Santa Clara County hears us.