A Portrait of Solitude

By Charlotte Casey, a SJPJC Coordinating Council Member Local author, filmmaker, professor, publisher, and friend of the Peace & Justice Center Charley Trujillo has a new film available on the Ethnic Studies Learning Channel. A Portrait of Solitude is the story of José Villareal Jr., who spent 27 years in…

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Achilles Heel

This letter by Connie Hunter from the Friday Peace Vigil was published in the San Jose Mercury News last week. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed this nation’s Achilles heel.  Though we invest more money in our military defense system than the next seven nations combined, our military defense system leaves…

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Stay Home but Not Silent

#StayHomeButNotSilent A message from Charlotte Casey, a Collins Foundation Board Member and SJPJC Coordinating Council Member I first saw this slogan on a tweet from the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement.  The Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is surpassing even his idol the U.S. President in his criminal denial of the extent…

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The Boldness Boon: How Everyday Courage Inspires Us

Written by Khalilah Ramirez, The Peace Dancer, for Silicon Valley Debug Stories Greetings to all who are reading! Welcome to 2020, the year that symbolized futuristic progress in our collective imaginations since the 20th century. Has 2020 been everything you hoped for these past three weeks? Give an honest, secret…

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Stop the Massacres in Haiti

On Wednesday October 4, members of the Haiti Action Committee and other activists, including local high school students gathered at the downtown San Jose Federal Building to protest the massacres being perpetrated by the US-installed and backed regime in Haiti. They blocked the 2nd Street gate to the Federal Building…

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Honduras: Repression and Resistance

We had scheduled a presentation by Karen Spring, coordinator of the Honduras Solidarity Network for the evening of September 25. Unfortunately, Karen had to return to Honduras on September 21. As she explains in THIS VIDEO, "I had to leave to go back to Honduras earlier than I had planned…

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The Twist Mohawk

Written by Khalilah Ramirez for Silicon Valley Debug Stories Greetings fellow Earth dwellers! Peace Dancer Khalilah here with this week's installment of harmony and joy. This Week In Peace is an accessible way to absorb the latest updates on unaddressed topics of utmost importance. These vital subjects, like love and…

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