San Jose Peace & Justice Center


The Rise Up for Justice march and rally organized by a broad coalition of 50 local organization took to the streets of San Jose on January 20, surrounding the Federal Buildling and hosting speakers at the start and end of the march.

The following is the speech by SJPJC Coordinator Michele Mashburn at Rise Up for Justice rally at San Jose City Hall on January 20, 2017.....

    Two in 10 people are disabled in the US. The hardest part is that disability transcends class, age, gender, and race. Disability Rights include issues of accessibility and safety in transportation, architecture, and the    physical environment; equal opportunities to live independently, employment equity, education and housing; and freedom from discrimination, abuse, neglect.

In many other countries, they live within a model that supports disability as a part of the normal life process. They plan using a concept called Universal Design, enabling all people to take part in society from birth to death however they wish. 

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