A large number of South Bay groups and individuality will gather in San Jose on the eve of Superbowl 50 to protest inequality.
WHEN: Saturday, February 6 at 7pm
WHERE: Plaza de Cesar Chavez
WHY: highlight the socioeconomic issues stemming from income inequality in the Bay Area; which is compounded and emphasized with the arrival of Super Bowl 50. To create and implement solutions to fundamentally address the variety of issues (racial inequality, homelessness, lack of affordable housing, gender bias, low wage jobs, disability access, etc...) pertaining to income inequality.
Attorneys supporting this demonstration will be present to protect our first amendment rights.
The artist known as Bulbul (Genny Guracar) has created a number of beautiful quilts featuring women victims of war. If you know of a location where the quilts can be exhibited, contact the Peace & Justice Center (408-297-2299) or email Quilt at sanjosepeace.org
This fall, the Peace & Justice Center achieved our long-term goal of making the first floor of the Collins House accessible to people in wheelchairs. In 2011, we tore out the unsafe back steps and built a large porch with safe steps and handrails. Constructing a ramp would have required sacrificing multiple parking spaces, so a lift was the logical solution. We thank the Collins Foundation, owner of the Collins House and our fiscal sponsor, for all their work and financial support on this project.Read more...
Honoring Victims of Remote Control Warfare
Initiated by Veterans for Peace, the Drones Quilt Project is a work of collective art designed to raise awareness and build opposition to the U.S. drone attacks that are killing thousands of people in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, and other countries. Each panel on a quilt was created by an individual in the U.S. who includes their name and the name of a civilian victim, thus memorializing the life of someone killed by the illegal and immoral U.S. drone program.Read more...
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