Dear San Jose Peace & Justice Center Community,
In an effort to make our weekly event email process more accessible, we have now included a poll section on the right allowing you to vote on which day you would prefer to receive the email. This weekly event email contains information about the events held at and around the SJPJC as well as information about long-term vigils, protests and exhibitions. Almost all public events on our calendar are included in our weekly email. To sign up to receive our weekly email calendar see the box on the right.
If you would like to post a poll question, please email our newest intern, Prerna at sjpjcprerna [at] gmail [dot] com.
Our Speakers Bureau provides speakers on topics related to peace and justice who can address audiences at schools, clubs, or house parties. Our list of speakers includes:
Sharat G. Lin, PhD is the president of the San José Peace & Justice Center. He writes and speaks on global political economy, the Middle East, India, and labor migration. He is available to speak on:
• The economic crisis: Where have all the jobs gone?
Barby Ulmer, founder of our developing world, is available to speak on the following topics:
Phil Pflager and other members of Chapter 101 of the national organization Veterans for Peace (VFP) are available to speak to high school and college classes and other groups. VFP members draw on their personal experiences and perspectives gained as veterans to raise public awareness of the true costs and consequences of militarism and war - and to seek peaceful, effective alternatives. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Masao Suzuki is a professor of Economics at Skyline College and a long time activist in the Japanese American community with the San Jose Nihonmachi Outreach Committee. He has published scholarly articles on Japanese American economic history concerning economic mobility, immigration and return migration, and the economic impact of racist laws aimed at Japanese Americans. He is available to speak on:
Dan Mayfield is a local attorney in the firm of Carpenter and Mayfield specializing in Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Civil Rights. He is a member of the National Lawyers Guild and has served on the National Executive Board of the Guild and worked in the National Office in New York City. He is available to speak about individual rights in confrontations with the police, the FBI and with Grand Juries.
Joan Simon and other members of Health Care for All/Santa Clara Chapter are available to speak to groups about the need for Expanded and Improved Medicare for All (in California), also known as Single Payer. We also show The Healthcare Movie, which compares the healthcare system in Canada and the United States to any size group. This film is for everyone who believes that people are more important than profit.
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