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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Ask Ro Khanna’s wife to divest from the War Machine!

In January 2020, a report from Sludge, reported that  Ritu Khanna, Congressman Ro Khanna’s wife, owns approximately $376,000 in stocks in Boeing, Honeywell, Huntington Ingalls, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and United Technologies.  We urge you to sign your name on the Code Pink petition asking Ritu Khanna to honor…

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Remembering Fred Hirsch (1933 – 2020)

Activist Fred Hirsch lived a life of fervent dedication to the principles of workers’ rights, anti-war, racial and gender equality, immigration justice, civil disobedience, and willingness to stand up for what is right no matter the opposition. His history of involvement with the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, and…

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R.I.P. Gursharan Singh, victim of armed robbery in San José

On early Wednesday, December 9, 2020, Gursharan Singh, an associate at a 7-Eleven in South San José, was fatally shot at approximately 1:00AM with a handgun. He was reported dead at the scene. According to his family, Gursharan Singh was a hard working individual trying to support his lower-middle-class family.…

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