I have been joining the San Jose Night Walks (starting from Starbird Park, at 7 pm every Friday). Night Walks are a program sponsored by the City of San Jose as a means of reducing violence. People of faith walk together through neighborhoods identified by the San Jose Police Department as hot spots for gang activity. We talk with neighbors, distribute books to kids, and pick up trash along the route. This program has already been successful in San Jose and other cities as well. Success is measured by a drop in crime in the neighborhood while connecting with local residents. Rev. Peggy Bryan of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (Saratoga, CA) is our walk leader. Starbird is the second walk route started by Reg. Peggy Bryan in San Jose.
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