Dear Community Members! We are thinking of you as we acknowledge the many disturbing events in the world right now; the ongoing wars and imperialism, the continuing hate and legislation targeting our Black, Jewish, Asian, Muslim, Latino/a/e, and LGTBQ+ communities. All amidst an unrelenting pandemic and an amplifying climate crisis. We stand in solidarity with […]
On October 19th, 2021, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will be hearing 2 items together to improve inclusion for residents with disabilities in the County’s broader equity efforts. (click for the agenda) Your support is needed to ensure the adoption of the Disability Inclusion and Equity Pledge(Item 10) and to address the administration’s report […]
The Accessibility Working Group of SURJ@Sacred Heart invites you to join us for an anti-ableism workshop with Michele Mashburn of the San Jose Justice and Peace Center.
People with disabilities, seniors, parents of children with disabilities, service providers, teachers, families with limited English proficiency, and those with limited access to transportation are invited to take this survey collecting experiences of members of the Access and Functional Needs Community on the COVID-19 response in Santa Clara County.
Support this fundraiser to purchase a wheelchair accessible van for Michele Mashburn! As you likely know, Michele Mashburn has been the Director of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center for almost 5 years. She has been an extremely dedicated community builder, facilitating connections between various groups and providing relevant resources to anyone in need. She […]
Please sign the petition asking Governor Newsom to Lead on Medicare for All! We want to gather as many signatures as possible by January 20, 2021.
You are invited to join the San Jose Peace and Justice Center Team to celebrate the birthday of our Director, Michele Mashburn.
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.
As a resident of San Jose since 2007, I have experienced many things in this city. One thing I have not experienced is support and understanding around the issues of equity with disability related concerns. I have not seen adequate equity around issues that many members of the vibrant communities of color bring to these meetings and others. Budgetary priorities are skewed to groups that are informed by racism, ableism, sexism and more.
Inclusion is not hard to do on events and other types of meetings. Accessibility is vital to our society. To cover accessibility, intention matters. Inclusion of this most impacted starts with accessibility in all its forms. While it may not be possible to be 100% accessible, honesty matters in communicating what is and is not […]