Annual Celebration 2023

Theme:  “Racial Justice as a Spiritual Discipline”
When:  October 7, 2023, 9:30a.m. refreshments,                10:00a.m. program
Where: Good Samaritan United Methodist Church                               19624 Homestead Rd,                                                         Cupertino, CA 95014

Note:  We will not be streaming this event.

Keynote Speakers: Deb St. Julien and Sigrid Jacobsen (see speaker bios below)
Topic: “Showing Up for Racial Justice as Spiritual Discipline”
 Lunch:  A catered buffet lunch will be available.  The suggested donation for lunch is $15.00.  Vegetarian options will be available.
The offering will be to help families still struggling from the Pajaro flood disaster.
You may make an offering in person, or you may send a check, made out to El Camino Real District UMW, mailed to:

 Carolyn Bircher,  UWF District Treasurer                        1663 Martin Ave.                                                         Sunnyvale, CA 94087


Deb St. Julien is a retired Family Practice and OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner.  She has been a member of SURJ (Showing Up For Racial Justice) at Sacred Heart since December of 2016.

Deb see’s the work of dismantling white supremacy and building a truly just society as a spiritual practice.  She believes faith communities are the perfect place to face the harsh history and consequences of racism in our country.  These communities believe that truth sets us free, that grace and mercy are available, and that we are called to work together to dismantle the evil of racism and to work for repair and restoration.



Sigrid Jacobsen has been teaching at Archbishop Mitty High School for over 15 years in the Science and Religious Studies Departments.  For many years she believed that teaching young people about social justice was enough to live out a Christian vocation.  But after the summer of 2020, teaching without action felt empty.  Since finding SURJ, she continues to be challenged to “Show Up” for racial justice and to view this as a spiritual discipline.