Rotary Lunch Speaker: Batman of San Jose

On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, our lunch program will be Batman of San Jose.

Ever since June 2018, as a teenager, he has been suiting up as Batman to go to downtown San José to deliver food, water, blankets, socks, and other supplies to the growing homeless population in San Jose. He uses the suit to attract attention to the issue of homelessness in San Jose by getting people to look at the issues that normally we all consciously choose to ignore.

He made the suit himself–many of the pieces he’s 3D printed. Through spreading awareness of the growing issue of homelessness in San Jose, he hopes to inspire others who are better equipped to solve this problem to do something to help those in need.

  Batman of San Jose

He does not directly work for any organizations, and he initially funded this mission on his own with minimal assistance. Today, he’s got a number of supporters who donate monthly through Patreon.

Today he’s at Rochester Institute of Technology, studying industrial design. He’s continued his Batman mission there in Rochester NY as well.

Batman says: “I’ve even witnessed those who are economically disadvantaged get treated as LESS than human. At the end of the day, no matter who you are or what people tell you that you are, YOU CAN HELP. All it takes is a will to act. If we don’t act, no one else will. What I am trying to say is that anyone can help, whether you choose a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ approach like me, or just simply volunteering wherever you can.”

Join us on Tuesday to hear the inspirational story from this amazing young man.

Please note: to reduce the risk of spreading COVID to other club members and guests, we’re asking that only those who are vaccinated attend in person.

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This meeting will both in-person at the Riverhouse (restaurant side), and virtual. Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link

You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110.

We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.