Andrew is the newest coordinator for the San Jose Peace and Justice Center! With a background in community organizing around police brutality, labor issues, and housing and houselessness, he's going to help the center with a variety of programming including social media and youth engagement. A current member of anti-gentrification group Serve the People San Jose, he is also assisting their effort to end the proposed Google San Jose development.Read more...
Join South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace on Sunday, March 18 at 1:30 PM
There have been a number of incidents in San Jose in recent months that call out for a community response. One school alone. Fischer Middle School in Alum Rock Unified School District - recorded 15 anti-Muslim incidents last year, ranging from derogatory comments to spray-painted graffiti. One library had several incidents and it was not the only library where patrons experienced this.
One way we can build support for targeted groups is by posting visual expressions of this support. The South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace chapter has organized three canvassing days in the Mountain View/Sunnyvale area. This month we'd like to walk a San Jose neighborhood. Our canvassing events consist of a brief orientation that includes information, discussion and time for role playing. Then we break up into teams to knock on doors, asking businesses and residents to hang one of two posters that say:
This is a time to come out and show love in action - a time for solidarity. Be there! Please RSVP at:Facebook de South Bay Jewish Voice for Peace or email@example.com
On Monday the 26th of February, Congress denied Trump's request to immediately review the lower court's decision that allows DACA to continue protecting over 600,000 recipients and blocks the president's administration's attempts to end the program on March 5th, as planned. Although the nationwide injunctions relieve some of the urgency for Dreamers, since March 5th is no longer the deadline for DACA renewals, DACA recipients with expired permits are still at risk while they wait for their renewals to be granted.Read more...
February 22, 2018...U.S. Army Colonel (Ret) Ann Wright spoke at the Peace & Justice Center about the upcoming Freedom Flotilla to break the illegal and inhumane blockade of Gaza, to demand full freedom of movement for all Palestinians, and to challenge the occupation of Palestine.
Our new t-shirts are available at the Center in various sizes and styles. Unfortunately the shirts were manufactured in Honduras and other countries like Haiti and Bangladesh where sweatshops flourish and workers are subject to massive exploitation.
We have pledged to look for alternative sources for t-shirts in the future. We have also agreed to make a substantial donation to the Collective of Women of Honduras (COMUDEH), an organization that organizes the women workers in the sweatshops.
We have a new volunteer application and it's easy enough to do online!!
For our 60 years of activity, we have remained mostly a volunteer-run organization. We need more volunteers to help us at the Center. From office skills to tabling outreach, writing to graphic design, your time is a valued addition to what we do.
Fill out your application and let us know what position(s) you are interested in. We look forward to having you as part of our team!!
Join us for a dance class like no other! Here you will fully engage your body while learning to turn your awareness toward peace.
The Dance of Peace classes will elevate your heart rate, happiness, strength and overall sense of well being! No experience or special equipment is needed. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to enjoy yourself!
About the instructor: Khalilah Ramirez is a peace dancer, author and educator here in San Jose. She is versed in the art of creating peace through communication and dance.
Every Friday morning at 10am at the Peace & Justice Center.
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