Claiming the Beloved Community in San Jose

May 28, 2015

In the wake of violent police encounters in San Jose and police brutality across the country, faith leaders and students convened the community, law enforcement, and elected officials at St. Paul's UMC, San Jose, for dialogue and action. Faith and community leaders from People Acting in Community Together (PACT), with San Jose State students, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, and the SJ SV NAACP met with San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Independent Police Auditor Judge LaDoris Cordell, Assistant Police Chief Eddie Garcia, District Attorney Jeff Rosen, and other law enforcement and elected officials. The gathering was designed to hear testimonies from diverse young people as well as law enforcement and build understanding across the different experiences to identify priority issues for change and begin developing recommendations for solutions. 

To view a message from the event from the Rev. Jennifer Goto, click here.
For a story from the San Jose Mercury News, click here.
For a news report from Telemundo, click here.
For a news report from CBS, click here.
For Mayor Liccardo's response to the recommendations from the gathered group, click here.