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Backyard San Jose, 35 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA

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September 2019

SPUR – Art as a Community Catalyst

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hunter Franks builds community through public art, creating innovative ways for people to share stories, connections and ideas. Come hear about how he uses art to make connections and strengthen neighborhoods, and then create and mail an inspiring postcard of your own. Free. https://www.spur.org/events/2019-09-26/art-community-catalyst

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October 2019

SPUR – Diversity and You

October 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join SPUR for an engaging public forum that invites audiences to have fun creating and sharing ideas for a more healthy, diverse and vibrant San Jose. Come meet your neighbors and learn about some of the pressing community issues faced at home and around the world. In partnership with Silicon Valley Pride. Free. https://www.backyardsj.com/

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SPUR – Community Engagement Through Creative Action

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Better Block concept began as a handful of community organizers turning blighted blocks into temporary, walkable urban interventions that featured pop-up businesses, bike lanes and landscaping. Come learn how this scrappy, DIY idea has evolved into an effective method of rethinking underused areas and spurring community engagement through placemaking. Free. https://www.spur.org/events/2019-10-10/community-engagement-through-creative-action

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SPUR – A New Wave of Innovative Leadership

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A fresh crop of young leaders are responsible for driving many of San Jose’s most exciting new ideas, from how we experience transportation, public space and arts and culture to how we think about community-building, placemaking and neighborhood connectivity. Participate in a conversation with some of the individuals who are effecting positive change throughout San Jose in new and compelling ways. Free. https://www.spur.org/events/2019-10-17/new-wave-innovative-leadership

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SPUR – Pitch, Please

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Bring your best civic proposals before a panel of local community leaders, led by Local Color, for an evening of community idea sharing. Aim high and your proposal might be one of those selected to receive seed funding in order to become reality. Free. https://www.spur.org/events/2019-09-21/new-date-pitch-please

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