Cancel Call-Out Culture

By Paulina Thurmann, senior at Gonzaga University Image of Loretta Ross On October 13, 2020, my day-to-day approach to ‘doing’ social justice changed. I’m a student at Gonzaga University, a Jesuit institution in Washington, with a major in sociology and minors in leadership and social justice, so tackling injustice through…

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Support Youth with Disabilities at the October HSC Meeting

Please call or submit a comment to support the rights of youth with disabilities at the October 15, 2020 Human Services Commission (HSC) meeting at 6:15 pm via Zoom (details below). Last year, the HSC formed an ad-hoc to review the impact of law enforcement on youth with disabilities. The attached Draft report represents the summative assessment of the impact of law enforcement on youth with disabilities.

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Kevin Zeese – Rest in Power

The peace and justice movement lost a giant when Kevin Zeese (October 28, 1955-September 6, 2020) died in his sleep early Sunday morning. Many tributes have been posted since his passing. We send healing thoughts to Kevin’s family and friends. Margaret Flowers and Kevin’s sons are planning an online tribute…

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SJPJC and NAACP to Sue SJPD for Violence Against Demonstrators

The Center is joining a soon-to-be-filed civil rights class action lawsuit to stop San José Police Department (SJPD) from using impact munitions and other violence against demonstrators. In addition to the Center, the NAACP- San Jose Silicon Valley Chapter and a number of individuals will serve as named plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which will challenge SJPD's racial and religious profiling practices as well as its unlawful violence.

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#ProtectYourPeople Budget

Please see the summary document and check out the introductory video for this submission around a Divest/Invest framework for the County. The report is authored by families whose loved ones are in the jails and juvenile halls, the formerly incarcerated, and those whose loved ones were killed by law enforcement.

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