Group Healing Circle – April 23, 2022 – 1-2pm

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 […]

#KeepSJSUHybrid Protest – Friday, March 25

A message from the SJSU Student Coalition organizers of #KeepSJSUHybrid Dear #KeepSJSUHybrid signee, The #KeepSJSUHybrid team is contacting your organization because you have previously shown support by signing our petition. Thank you for uniting with us in order to protect yourselves and the most vulnerable populations of our community.  As an update, I am reaching […]

Space Use – Fall 2021 Update

As the pandemic continues, there are a lot of questions about using the space at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. Santa Clara County has done a great job at getting a high number of adults vaccinated and this is slowing the spread. With the Delta Variant, we started to experience breakthrough cases where […]

Covid Update – Meetings at the Center (June 2021)

With the state relaxing the public COVID restrictions, a number of people are experiencing fear and anxiety about how the pandemic will play out. For everyone’s safety, we have decided to see how the summer plays out with the intention of opening the indoor space for meetings and events starting on September 1st. Until then, we are accepting submissions for outdoor meetings and events.

Access and Functional Needs Community Survey of COVID-19 Response in Santa Clara County

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.

It is Peace Pantry Time

Take part in caring for our community by dropping off food and supplies to stock the Peace Pantry (in front of the Center, 48 S 7th St.) and the Community Fridge (17 N 2nd St.). Our next Community Food Drive isSunday, February 28th – 11 am to 2 pm
San Jose Peace and Justice Center parking lot, 48 S. 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Cancel Call-Out Culture

By Paulina Thurmann, senior at Gonzaga University 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 a variety of approaches is no new topic to […]

Food at the Mexican Heritage Plaza

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 […]

Our Fall 2020 Letter

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.