Help Us Create a 2020 Snapshot

History is being made right now. It is taking place in our streets, on virtual meetings, and through coalitions demanding justice locally and across the nation - all within the context of a global pandemic. This is a time that future generations will understand as a monumental shift, and we…

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Universal Design Needed in 2020 Budget

As a resident of San Jose since 2007, I have experienced many things in this city. One thing I have not experienced is support and understanding around the issues of equity with disability related concerns. I have not seen adequate equity around issues that many members of the vibrant communities of color bring to these meetings and others. Budgetary priorities are skewed to groups that are informed by racism, ableism, sexism and more.

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Defend DACA on Day of SCOTUS Decision!

Any day now the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision on the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that will profoundly affect the legal status of some 650,000 DACA recipients, including some 23,000 in Santa Clara County. The decision could either reaffirm the constitutionality of the DACA program or allow the Trump administration to proceed with rescinding the program.​

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Music in the Community with onRoute22

By Eileen Hunter, onRoute22 The "Music in the Community" project was germinated at the Arts of Collaboration Panel where Ray Furuta, a music faculty member at Santa Clara University was a panelist. The music and creativity of the students is combined with the stories of women who have been unhoused…

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Statement Supporting Black Lives Matter Movement

The San José Peace and Justice Center stands in solidarity with Black communities across the nation and locally as they grieve the lives that have been lost due to racially targeted violence by law enforcement officials. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Tony McDade have all been recent victims…

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