The Peace Pantry!

As many of you may have seen, the Center has a new installation we are presenting as our Peace Pantry! Our Peace Pantry is an open judgment-free space in which any and all community members can pack up the pantry or take as much as they need. Take what you…


Kevin Zeese – Rest in Power

The peace and justice movement lost a giant when Kevin Zeese (October 28, 1955-September 6, 2020) died in his sleep early Sunday morning. Many tributes have been posted since his passing. We send healing thoughts to Kevin’s family and friends. Margaret Flowers and Kevin’s sons are planning an online tribute…


We Are Many North America Premiere!

San José Peace and Justice Center is partnering with the We Are Many movie for a unique live-streamed event marking International Day of Peace. Support us by purchasing a ticket through our custom link and we will benefit from a 40% share of ticket sale profits.  THE NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY OF THE LARGEST…


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.


Community Discussion: Abolition 101

Abolish ICE. Abolish the police. Abolish prisons. When I hear the word abolish used in this way, it sounds like a destructive term. While abolitionism is about dismantling oppressive institutions and systems, it is also about BUILDING different avenues to support collective thriving and models to represent how we want…


Help plan for the future of San Fernando Street!

The Bike and Pedestrian Program of the City of San José Department of Transportation is seeking input from the community regarding the planning process for updates to San Fernando Street in downtown San José that will be constructed over the next few years. This preliminary survey will influence how the project will move forward, so make your voice heard!


#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.