Programs & Events

Vietnamese Cultural Tet & Human Rights Festival

Sat. January 29, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sun. January 30, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
History Park
| 635 Phelan Ave.
FREE Admission

Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at History Park!

Event activities include a flower market, lion dance, orchid exhibitions, live music, karaoke, calligraphy, games, balloon art, face painting, community booths, and food trucks, along with much more!

Out on the Bench: A Panel Discussion with Three LGBTQ County Judges

Sat. February 12, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Renzel Room, Pacific Hotel | History Park
FREE | General

Please join three of our LGBTQ Santa Clara County Superior Court Judges as they discuss their lives and careers. This is the first time that local out judges have come together. You don’t want to miss it.

Judge Julie Emede, appointed to the bench in 2010 by Governor Schwarzeneggger, received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and practiced family law for her own firm for many years prior to her appointment.

Judge Charles Adams, appointed to the bench by Governor Brown in 2018, received his law degree from Pepperdine University. Prior to his appointment he was a research attorney and then staff member for a U.S. District Court judge.

Judge Jessica Delgado, appointed in 2021 by Governor Newsom, received her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and served as a Deputy Public Defender for Santa Clara county for twenty years before her appointment.

Longer profiles of each judge are available on the website.

The conversation will be moderated by State Appellate Court Justice Mary Greenwood.

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Public Faces, Secret Lives: Book Talk with Wendy Rouse

Sat. February 19, 2022 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Renzel Room, Pacific Hotel | History Park
FREE | General

Public Faces, Secret Lives: A Queer History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement reverses over a century of historical erasure to restore queer suffragists to their rightful place in the history of the struggle for women’s right to vote. SJSU Professor Wendy Rouse highlights the personal and professional alliances that queer suffragists built and the innovative strategies they developed to protect and preserve their most intimate relationships— relationships that were ultimately crucial to the success of the suffrage movement.

The book talk is scheduled to take place in the Pacific Hotel at History Park. In case the pandemic worsens, it will become a virtual event. Audience members are required to bring proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the event.

About the Speaker:
Wendy L. Rouse is an associate professor in the Department of History at San Jose State University. Her scholarly research focuses on the history of women, children, gender and sexuality during the Progressive Era. Rouse is also the author of Children of Chinatown: Growing Up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1880-1920 and Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women’s Self-Defense Movement.

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