April Food Drive & Bake Sale!

On Sunday, April 11th we will be having our next Community Food Drive at the Center (48 S. 7th Street in Downtown San Jose) with the San Jose Community Fridge. We have extended the hours and we're starting one hour later, so we'll be there 12 - 4PM. We'll only…

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Office Closed: 3/17, 3/24, and 3/31

For the next three Wednesdays, the San Jose Peace and Justice Center will be shutting down the office (physical and virtual) for internal organizational evaluations and climate discussions. We appreciate your understanding as we take the necessary time to dedicate ourselves to the health and sustainability of the Center. If…

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Community Food Drive – March 14!

Join us for our next Community Food Drive with the SJ Community Fridge at the Center (48 S 7th St in Downtown San Jose) this Sunday, March 14! We will be accepting donations from 11A to 2P in the back parking lot. If you would like to support the Peace Pantry virtually, please consider making a contribution to our online campaign: https://bit.ly/peacepantry-donate!

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A Health Justice Dialogue Webinar

Join the Santa Clara County Single Payer Health Care Coalition for a webinar on Saturday, February 27 at 2-3:30P to learn about the pressing need for health justice, featuring grassroots community leaders from a spectrum of local organizations and movements. You must register in advance to attend this webinar: tinyurl.com/healthjusticedialogue. Check out our website to read more.

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CAIR-SFBA calls on Commonwealth Club to cancel event with anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian speakers

The San José Peace and Justice Center joins in solidarity with the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations as they urge the Commonwealth Club to cancel an upcoming event featuring two speakers who both have "a shameful track record of propagating Islamophobia, which exacerbates ongoing intolerance and hate towards Muslims, immigrants, and others."

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Papeles Para Todxs! Citizenship for All!

Yesterday I attended the Inauguration Day Citizenship for All rally at San José City Hall. Organized by Decolonial ActionLab, there was a car caravan action that ended at City Hall where the rally was held. A number of powerful speakers addressed a socially distanced crowd in both English and Spanish.…

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Remembering Fred Hirsch (1933 – 2020)

Activist Fred Hirsch lived a life of fervent dedication to the principles of workers’ rights, anti-war, racial and gender equality, immigration justice, civil disobedience, and willingness to stand up for what is right no matter the opposition. His history of involvement with the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, and…

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R.I.P. Gursharan Singh, victim of armed robbery in San José

On early Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Gursharan Singh, an associate at a 7-Eleven in South San José, was fatally shot at approximately 1:00AM with a handgun. He was reported dead at the scene. According to his family, Gursharan Singh was a hard working individual trying to support his lower-middle-class family.…

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Diversify Our Narrative!

By Shalvi Kamble, District Lead for SJUSD chapter of Diversify Our Narrative Purchase a #DiversifyOurNarrative sticker to support their initiative! This June, a nonprofit sprung up in response to the surge of Black Lives Matter protests across the country. There was a rise in efforts to spread racial literacy and…

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