February Angelversary: Remembering Three Fathers from San Jose killed by police in our community

Come show your support and join Laurie, Sharon, Corina, and Regina to remember Rudy Cardenas, Antonio Guzman Lopez, and Phillip Watkins. These families continue to be impacted by the loss of their loved ones at the hands of police officers in San José. This event will be held in front of San José City Hall on Thursday, February 18th at 4:45pm. Say their names! Know their stories!

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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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Papeles Para Todxs! Citizenship for All!

Yesterday I attended the Inauguration Day Citizenship for All rally at San José City Hall. Organized by Decolonial ActionLab, there was a car caravan action that ended at City Hall where the rally was held. A number of powerful speakers addressed a socially distanced crowd in both English and Spanish.…

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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 michele@sanjosepeace.org.

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Intern to Coordinating Council Member

Karla Henríquez started volunteering with us during Summer 2020, then interned with us through the Fall Semester. At the December Coordinating Council meeting, Karla was offered a seat on the Coordinating Council because of her ongoing commitment to the Center. Karla is an ambitious woman who is working toward a…

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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…

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