March 26, 2020
Checking In
We're checking in to see: how are you?

  • How are you feeling; physically, emotionally, and mentally?
  • How are you staying connected to others during this time of social distancing?
  • What are your biggest concerns?
  • Are you overwhelmed by news sources and information overload, or do you feel like you need more resources?

As your community resource center, we want to hear your thoughts and how we might be able to serve you.

Email Tara with the best meeting times for you during our digital office hours (Monday to Friday, 4-7P) and we can set up a time to chat via Zoom!
If you haven't checked it out yet, we have created a Community Resource List that you can access, share, and contribute to:

This list includes volunteer and fund sharing opportunities, self care and educational articles, specific resources for undocumented, disabled, and LGBTQ+ populations, and more. Please contribute any additions to the list by suggesting an edit or sending an email to
South Bay Mutual Aid Fund

A coalition of community organizations (Serve the People San José, Silicon Valley DSA, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Anakbayan, Rapid Response Network, South Bay Community Land Trust), students, workers, and community members are organizing a mutual aid fund.

If you are able to OFFER assistance, click this link: .

If you are in NEED of assistance, click this link: .
**Community Need Alert**

Do you have any spare 12oz. jars? An extended community member Kelly Curry is making smoothies to hand out at schools, and she is looking for jars. To arrange transportation or pick-up, email Tim Reese .
Community Care: Support Local Businesses!

Small business owners are among the hardest hit by the global pandemic. Places where people typically gather to gab over a cup of coffee or share a sweet crepe have been forced to close their doors due to the state's shelter-in-place order. There are many ways you can support local businesses. One way is to purchase a gift card that you can redeem once the doors open again - this will provide revenue when they need it most.

Japantown staple Roy's Station, click here to buy a gift card!

Whisper's Cafe & Creperie is also selling gift cards which you can purchase at this link .

Another great way to support local restaurants is to order delivery, which also supports your local food delivery drivers!
Click Here for some Tips for Peace from Khalilah Ramirez, the Dancer of Peace!
Online Fundraiser to Support Disabled People during the Coronavirus
Friday, March 27th
4 to 7 PM
Take part in an important online community fundraiser to help keep disabled people alive during the global COVID-19 crisis. Reclamation Press invites you to join in to watch  Crip Camp , the groundbreaking new film about disabled people and their fight for civil rights. The online screenings (provided through Zoom) will be followed by a live Q&A with people featured in the film.

Learn more at this link!
Virtual Sing-A-Long!
Friday, March 27th
12 PM
During this period of isolation, California Alliance For Retired Americans (CARA) wants to remind us all that we are part of a larger community and movement. Let's join together in a “virtual” SING-A-LONG to bring our statewide community together for a few songs of solidarity.

Click here to learn more about how to join in on the fun!
What We're Reading...
Michele recommends:
The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Brought Out Society’s Alaraming Disregard For People With Disabilities

Tara recommends:
Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How

Luca recommends:
The Coronavirus Pandemic Demonstrates the Failures of Capitalism

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