The San José Peace & Justice Center office will be closed this Thursday and Friday. Office hours will be cancelled until next week, November 30th. Stay safe!
Are you looking for equipment to borrow for your event? Look no further! The Center offers equipment rentals to those who request them for use. Typically, we ask that rentals are requested via email or phone call at the office at (408) 297-2299 at least 48 hours prior to the event. This ensures enough lead time […]
By Karla, a SJSU Fall 2020 intern Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, whether it was getting dressed up, going out with friends to trick-or-treat, or getting scared by the haunted houses we all loved to go into. Many of us have fond memories of Halloween as children, but this year’s Halloween will definitely […]
By Veronica Eldredge, School of Arts and Culture/Mexican Heritage Plaza Hey Everyone! Veronica here. I was so thrilled when my friend Pfox shared an opportunity with me to volunteer at the Mexican Heritage Plaza for their first food distribution back in June. Protests had just erupted across the country, our friends and community were getting […]
As many know, it is voting season. If you are able to vote, please use your right to do so! If you are unable to vote, it is always important to stay informed of the county and city changes around you, and educating those that are unaware. Learn about the following propositions and our viewpoints […]
This year has been one of innumerable challenges. As we reach out to you through our Fall message, we hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. Despite the ongoing global pandemic we have seen powerful movements develop around the defense of human rights, and the continued support of community members like you are what keep these movements going.
“Black Americans being victimized and killed by the police is an epidemic.” Join us this Sunday, October 4th at 4PM for a community discussion on abolition focusing on the history of police. Before the event, we will all listen to the NPR podcast “Throughline: American Police.” Bring any other relevant resources you have to this open forum, […]
As many of you may have seen, the Center has a new installation we are presenting as our Peace Pantry! Our Peace Pantry is an open judgment-free space in which any and all community members can pack up the pantry or take as much as they need. Take what you need, share what you can. […]
San José Peace and Justice Center is partnering with the We Are Many movie for a unique live-streamed event marking International Day of Peace. Support us by purchasing a ticket through our custom link and we will benefit from a 40% share of ticket sale profits. THE NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY OF THE LARGEST DEMONSTRATION IN HUMAN HISTORY, AND […]
On September 13, 1971, the largest prison uprising in U.S. history which was begun on September 9, 1971, at Attica prison was brutally suppressed. 33 prisoners and 10 correctional officers were killed in the assault by New York state police ordered by Governor Rockefeller. An important catalyst for the Attica uprising was George Jackson’s assassination by […]