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…


Calendar Outage and Office Hours 1/20/2021

CalendarWiz Support Announcement Calendar Wiz, the program we use to enter events is experiencing technical difficulties today. Hopefully they will have it fixed soon. Office Hours Zoom closed early. If you need to reach someone, please leave a voicemail at (408) 297-2299 or email


Father Bill Leininger, Social Conscience Champion

Father Bill Leininger, a Catholic priest and a familiar face to local activists at protests and on picket lines, died on January 2, 2020, a few days before his 90th birthday. His brother Bob sent out a tribute to friends that said in part, "Father Bill was inspired by Pope…


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…


Peace Pantry Letter

Peace Pantry A community member left a letter in the Peace Pantry in October 2020. It is a solid reminder of why we have the Peace Pantry and also why we have recently started a GoFundMe campaign to raise more money to support this new program at the Center. To…



Are you interested in helping the San José Peace & Justice Center adapt to the quickly changing climate of 2020 and onwards? Do you have ideas about how the Center may serve as a better resource for community organizations and support local organizers? Can you envision what a future for…

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