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SVPC is a safe place for thoughtful conversations about important issues, such as gun violence, the conflict in Korea, immigration issues, the refugee crisis, recovery from natural disaster, racism, and the water situation in Flint, MI. Most Community Conversations include a documentary film screen followed by discussion and Q&A with experts and local authorities.

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Previous Community Conversations

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Let them See Us: Black Beauty Beyond the Mask

Speaker: Rev. Denise Anderson

January 20, 2021

Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing For Racial Reconciliation

Book discussion with author Jennifer Harvey

October 6, 2020

FLINT: The Poisoning of an American City

Film screening and panel discussion with filmmaker David Barnhart and community leaders from Flint, MI

September 10, 2020

Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus: A Conversation with Reggie Williams

Author/Speaker Reggie Williams

January 17, 2019

Wine & Cheese & Documentaries

"Cooked: Survival by Zip Code"

Film screening and small group discussion about housing insecurity

August 16, 2020

Immigration Issues

"Locked in a Box"

Film screening and small group discussion. This film follows stories of individuals held in the U.S. Immigration detention system and those who visit them.

September 17, 2018

Storytelling & Disaster Relief

"Kepulihan: When the Waters Recede"

Documentary film screening

Speakers: David Barnhart, filmmaker, Rev. Joey Lee, Executive Presbyter

May 24, 2018

A Conversation on Gun Violence

"Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence"

Documentary film screening

Speakers: U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna, Chief Phan S. Ngo, Sunnyvale Public Safety, Rev. Erik Wanson, PACT member, Shubhra Dubey, student leader/activist

April 30, 2018