De-Bug Launch Party

Thursday Mar 10 2016   5:30 PM
De-Bug  701 Lenzen Ave., San Jose, CA  map

For the past 15 years De-Bug has been amplifying the stories of San Jose. In their new book, De-Bug, they highlight these stories that reflect the full experience of Silicon Valley. Join authors and contributors to celebrate the release of the book. Refreshments at 5:30, readings by authors at 6:00 p.m. Books will be available for purchase.

Free and open to the public; for more information and to RSVP visit

Jean Melesaine is a Samoan American documentary writer-photographer based out of Oakland, California. Working with Silicon Valley De-Bug for over ten years, she was taught conscious photography from community members as a teenager. Her parents are from the villages of Moamoa and Faleali’li in Western Samoa. Jean’s photography and writings have been featured in places such as the Oakland Museum of California, and have earned a number of awards including the Tautai Arts Trust, an international residency for artists and writers.
Raj Jayadev is the cofounder of Silicon Valley De-Bug. His community organizing and writings about Silicon Valley have been featured in The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, a PBS-aired documentary, and media outlets across the country. For his work lifting up personal experiences to impact public discourse around social, economic, and political issues, Jayadev has received numerous awards, including the Ashoka Fellowship. He lives in San Jose, California, with his wife and son.