Solidarity with Hurricane Eta Victims in Honduras

Hurricane Eta struck Honduras on November 3 as a category 4 storm, bringing extreme rainfall and wind speeds up to 150 mph. Now, two good friends of the Peace and Justice Center are reaching out to ask for help for their loved ones and for the people of Honduras. Human…

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JOIN THE SJPJC SPECIAL COMMITTEE

Are you interested in helping the San José Peace & Justice Center adapt to the quickly changing climate of 2020 and onwards? Do you have ideas about how the Center may serve as a better resource for community organizations and support local organizers? Can you envision what a future for…

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Universal Design Needed in 2020 Budget

As a resident of San Jose since 2007, I have experienced many things in this city. One thing I have not experienced is support and understanding around the issues of equity with disability related concerns. I have not seen adequate equity around issues that many members of the vibrant communities of color bring to these meetings and others. Budgetary priorities are skewed to groups that are informed by racism, ableism, sexism and more.

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Statement Supporting Black Lives Matter Movement

The San José Peace and Justice Center stands in solidarity with Black communities across the nation and locally as they grieve the lives that have been lost due to racially targeted violence by law enforcement officials. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Tony McDade have all been recent victims…

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What’s wrong with this picture?

By Charlotte Casey and Joan Simon, SJPJC Coordinating Council members Taken at the end of the Memorial Day Car Caravan for Peace, this photo shows people gathered in front of the Mercy Mobile as we presented a bucket in which participants had dropped donations for Community Homeless Alliance Ministry (CHAM).…

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Car Caravan for Peace on Memorial Day

By Charlotte Casey, member of SJPJC Coordinating Council Memorial Day was established as a day to honor American service members who died in wars. But glorification of war has never seemed more WRONG than during this pandemic. When the budget for the Center for Disease Control ($11 billion) is only…

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