THE PEOPLES’ AGENDA ACTION
The Peoples’ Agenda Event was held at Urban Sanctuary and San Jose City Council on January 10, 2023
The early experience of what it might mean to be a gathering place for community organizing and art happened in a powerful way on January 10. Sacred Heart’s Housing Action Committee brought 100 people together to ask for three specific action items on housing on the day that new City Council members sworn in.
The people gathered at Urban Sanctuary to hear stories of those most impacted. Fans made through an art project that showed a home and a heart were distributed to open in a silent action in Council Chambers. Together we walked to City Hall and stood in line for some time to get through security. There were so many of us. We had let our community leaders know we would be there. A paper was handed to the Mayor and Council members outlining the action items we will be addressing with them in the months ahead. Then we silently raised our fans and left, singing.