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…

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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.

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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."

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Support Youth with Disabilities at the October HSC Meeting

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.

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SJPJC and NAACP to Sue SJPD for Violence Against Demonstrators

The Center is joining a soon-to-be-filed civil rights class action lawsuit to stop San José Police Department (SJPD) from using impact munitions and other violence against demonstrators. In addition to the Center, the NAACP- San Jose Silicon Valley Chapter and a number of individuals will serve as named plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which will challenge SJPD's racial and religious profiling practices as well as its unlawful violence.

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#ProtectYourPeople Budget

Please see the summary document and check out the introductory video for this submission around a Divest/Invest framework for the County. The report is authored by families whose loved ones are in the jails and juvenile halls, the formerly incarcerated, and those whose loved ones were killed by law enforcement.

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