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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Looking towards 2021…

Throughout this year, the Center has evolved in many different ways. We have continued to serve as a resource center for progressive activist groups, primarily as a storage space for groups activating in the streets and a location for distributing essential PPE and building care kits. We have also implemented…

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Tierramor: Ethical & educational plant based products

This holiday season, the San José Peace and Justice Center will be featuring community members and other small businesses to share opportunities for shopping and to promote equitable purchasing. Miriam, owner of Tierramor My name is Miriam and my shop, Tierramor, offers plant-and-nature based home decor and gifts. I was…

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Community Discussion: Abolition 101

Abolish ICE. Abolish the police. Abolish prisons. When I hear the word abolish used in this way, it sounds like a destructive term. While abolitionism is about dismantling oppressive institutions and systems, it is also about BUILDING different avenues to support collective thriving and models to represent how we want…

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Help plan for the future of San Fernando Street!

The Bike and Pedestrian Program of the City of San José Department of Transportation is seeking input from the community regarding the planning process for updates to San Fernando Street in downtown San José that will be constructed over the next few years. This preliminary survey will influence how the project will move forward, so make your voice heard!

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