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 acceptance, have put on hold […]

Ugly Laws and Today's Ableism

CW: historical trauma, ableism . . . . Alt Text: Image from Modern Disability 2015. An old fashioned white policeman with a gun, and the text “There were once ‘ugly laws’ in several American cities in which persons with ‘unsightly or disgusting’ disabilities could be subject to a fine for appearing in public.” Historically, from […]

Understanding the Difficulties in Venezuela

By Tyler, SJPJC Intern   Many years ago, I was given an assignment to write about a random news article for one of my classes. The article I chose was clearly an opinion piece detailing how then President Hugo Chávez was effectively the dictator of Venezuela. Because I did not  know the topic prior to […]

How to Identify Media Bias in News Sources

It’s no secret in 2019 that objective media sources are being drowned out by outlets producing extremely subjective content or even “fake” news. No matter how aware of the problem we are, it’s not always easy to identify which sources are fact-driven and which are dangerously biased. In reality, it’s almost impossible for media not […]


The San Jose Peace & Justice Center, a resource center for progressive activism in the South Bay, is seeking a part-time bookkeeper. Organization Background The San Jose Peace and Justice Center (SJPJC) was founded in 1957 and operates out of the Collins House, one half block from SJSU. We provide space and resources for individuals and […]

Support Public Bank in San Jose (3/19/2019)

Message from Jake Tonkel. We NEED EVERYONE’S HELP on TUESDAY March 19th! It has been an amazing week for the public banking movement. Assemblymembers Chiu (SF) and Santiago (LA) introduced AB 857, the Public Banking Bill. That was a major step forward to making the establishment of local and regional public banks a reality. With […]

Collins House Accessibility

Transit information: The San Jose Peace & Justice Center is one block north from San Jose State University and two blocks east from San Jose City Hall. There are six bus stops within two blocks of SJ P&J Center (lines 17, 22, 23, 63, 64, 65, 72, 73, 81, 522). Diridon Caltrain station is a […]

Los Angeles Teacher Protests

This blog was written by Luca, an Intern at San Jose Peace & Justice Center. Teachers, students, and residents of Los Angeles have taken to the streets to protest against the many problems that are affecting their public schools. The lack of financial resources for the school districts of LA has had serious effects in […]