42nd Annual Day of Remembrance – 2/19/2022 3-4:30 pm (PT)

San Jose’s 42nd Annual Day of RemembranceNihonmachi Outreach Committee PresentsOvercoming Hate and FearA Virtual Program • February 19, 2022  3:00pm – 4:30pm (PT) On Saturday, February 19, 2022, the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee (NOC) will present San Jose’s 42nd annual Day of Remembrance event commemorating Executive Order 9066, which led to the World War II incarceration […]

The City of San Jose Apologizes for Past Injustices Against Chinese Immigrants

by Len Tsou On September 28, the City of San Jose held a historic ceremony at the Circle of Palms, commemorating the City Council Resolution apologizing for the City’s role in the acts of injustices against Chinese Immigrants and their descendants. Councilmember Raul Peralez, who initiated the Resolution, opened the ceremony.  Mayor Sam Liccardo read […]

Criminal Justice meets Abolition!

San Jose Peace and Justice intern Diamond Tabron introduces Transformative Justice to end prisons and policing, a hot topic that deserves to be talked about! Diamond is currently in the process of receiving a degree in Justice Studies at San Jose State University. Having knowledge in criminal justice gives Diamond a great opportunity to compare […]

Event Recap: Keynote Address from Dr. Angela Davis 02/11/2021

On February 11, 2021, I had the privilege to attend a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Angela Davis, hosted by SJSU’s Human Rights Institute. Attending this event was surreal; I always regarded Angela Davis as a legendary figure. I had always seen her in documentaries, and she is cited as one of the major voices for progressive change. Seeing her speak “in person” over Zoom had me starstruck.

Event Recap: Nihonmachi Outreach Committee Day of Remembrance 2/14/2021

By Grace T., SJPJC Volunteer On Sunday, February 14, the Nihonmachi Outreach Committee of San José hosted a livestream through YouTube in remembrance of the 41st anniversary of the Executive Order 9066 that placed 120,000 Japanese Americans in internment camps and separated them from their families during World War II. Not only was the webinar […]

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.”