Upcoming public speaking events in October

According to the Santa Clara County Planning Commission, the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Sargent Quarry Project is slated to be released at the end of October or the beginning of November, at which time a very important public comment period will commence. In the meantime, here are a couple of upcoming events at which you can learn more and connect with tribal members and supporters. We continue to work collaboratively with Santa Clara County organizations and volunteers to prepare for next steps and grow the list of organizations, churches/faith leaders and other groups that oppose the proposed mining project at Juristac.

Nothing to Celebrate: Reconsidering the Legacy of Portolá

Wednesday, October 16th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Stevenson Event Center
University of California, Santa Cruz
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The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and American Indian Resource Center of UC Santa Cruz invite the public to this conference to reflect on the destructive legacies of European colonization, to consider how these legacies continue to this day, and to dig deeper into the stories of early California. Together, we will consider what it can look like to confront difficult truths and to heal.

The Culture and Ecology of Juristac, A Community Panel Discussion

Tuesday October 29th, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
First Unitarian Church of San Jose
160 North Third Street, San Jose CA 95112
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Join us for a panel discussion with:

  • Valentin Lopez, Chair of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band
  • Alice Kaufman, Committee for Green Foothills
  • Dr Stuart Weiss, Conservation Ecologist

This panel will cover Juristac’s cultural and spiritual significance, conservation and open space values.