any thanks to the local Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom chapters for this great event video from their April 4, 2022 reading of this important speech.
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 […]
By San José Unified Equity Coalition Please join the San José Unified Equity Coalition for two upcoming calls to action. This Thursday, we invite all SJUSD educators to join us for a virtual listening session. Next week, join us at a crucial SJUSD board meeting to give public comment in support of police-free schools. More details […]
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 […]
By Grace T., SJPJC Volunteer On June 19th, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Army arrived to Texas to inform the people that the Civil War had ended and slavery was now abolished. However, this information was relayed to enslaved people two years after the Emancipation Proclamation had actually been passed, exemplifying the […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
You are invited to attend a Black History Month inspired Virtual Team In this Friday, February 12th at 5 pm. Please register in advance for the event.
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.”