Diversify Our Narrative!

By Shalvi Kamble, District Lead for SJUSD chapter of Diversify Our Narrative Purchase a #DiversifyOurNarrative sticker to support their initiative! This June, a nonprofit sprung up in response to the surge of Black Lives Matter protests across the country. There was a rise in efforts to spread racial literacy and…

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Looking towards 2021…

Throughout this year, the Center has evolved in many different ways. We have continued to serve as a resource center for progressive activist groups, primarily as a storage space for groups activating in the streets and a location for distributing essential PPE and building care kits. We have also implemented…

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Good news for taxpayers and non-profits

By Charlotte Casey, Treasurer of The Collins Foundation and SJPJC Coordinating Council Member For our 63 years of existence, the Peace & Justice Center has been supported by donations from real people, not corporations! In exchange for supporting the work we do, many donors were able to take a deduction…

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Peace Pantry Letter

Peace Pantry A community member left a letter in the Peace Pantry in October 2020. It is a solid reminder of why we have the Peace Pantry and also why we have recently started a GoFundMe campaign to raise more money to support this new program at the Center. To…

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Stop to remember lives lost in needless wars

By Phil Pflager, Veterans For Peace Chapter 101 Chapter ContactThis letter appeared in the Mercury News on November 15 The photo shows the Armistice Day ceremony in 2015. Veterans For Peace Chapter 101 has hosted an Armistice Day commemoration on November 11 every year since 2010 on the corner of…

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Tierramor: Ethical & educational plant based products

This holiday season, the San José Peace and Justice Center will be featuring community members and other small businesses to share opportunities for shopping and to promote equitable purchasing. Miriam, owner of Tierramor My name is Miriam and my shop, Tierramor, offers plant-and-nature based home decor and gifts. I was…

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A Divided Decision: Pragmatism vs Principles

By Joan Simon, SJPJC Coordinating Council member Recently, the San Jose Peace and Justice Center (SJPJC) was notified that we were nominated to receive a $2,000 grant from a local Whole Foods Market, an Amazon-owned store.  This opportunity was presented to the SJPJC Coordinating Council for discussion.  The Coordinating Council…

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Solidarity with Hurricane Eta Victims in Honduras

Hurricane Eta struck Honduras on November 3 as a category 4 storm, bringing extreme rainfall and wind speeds up to 150 mph. Now, two good friends of the Peace and Justice Center are reaching out to ask for help for their loved ones and for the people of Honduras. Human…

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