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  • Calling All Disability Advocates in Santa Clara County
    by Michele on October 16, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    On October 19th, 2021, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will be hearing 2 items together to improve inclusion for residents with disabilities in the County’s broader equity efforts. (click for the agenda) Your support is needed to ensure the adoption of the Disability Inclusion and Equity Pledge(Item 10) and to address the administration’s report

  • Roz Dean, Presente!
    by SJpeace on October 14, 2021 at 2:31 am

    The San Jose community lost a beloved activist on September 2, when Roz Dean joined other peace ancestors like her husband Al Traugott, her dear friend Joan Bazar and Joan’s husband Dave Wald. Roz’s early years and her activism to save the San Jose Medical Center (downtown hospital) were documented in an excellent article in

  • Day of Action for Guaranteed Health Care for all Californians – Wednesday, October 13th
    by Michele on October 13, 2021 at 12:43 am

    by the Santa Clara County Single-Payer Healthcare Coalition WE NEED EQUITABLE QUALITY HEALTHCARE, RIGHT?If you agree please help urge the SJ city council to stand in support of AB1400. Their support will help us persuade other Asm and Senate representatives who have not yet come out in support of the bill.HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO:

  • Calling All Disability Advocates in Santa Clara County
    by Michele on October 16, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    On October 19th, 2021, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will be hearing 2 items together to improve inclusion for residents with disabilities in the County’s broader equity efforts. (click for the agenda) Your support is needed to ensure the adoption of the Disability Inclusion and Equity Pledge(Item 10) and to address the administration’s report

  • Roz Dean, Presente!
    by SJpeace on October 14, 2021 at 2:31 am

    The San Jose community lost a beloved activist on September 2, when Roz Dean joined other peace ancestors like her husband Al Traugott, her dear friend Joan Bazar and Joan’s husband Dave Wald. Roz’s early years and her activism to save the San Jose Medical Center (downtown hospital) were documented in an excellent article in

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Michele Mashburn

Email: michele@sanjosepeace.org

Michele is the current Director of San José Peace and Justice Center. She has experienced both invisible and visible disabilities and now actively speaks out against ableism in our society. When disabled, advocacy becomes a second language to survive. At the grassroots level, she believes most barriers can be reduced through collective access. While she has degrees and advanced studies in the traditional educational structures, the degree from the School of Hard Knocks is the most valuable one to her today. She continues to “call people in” to discussions around the intersectional oppressions that exist today. Through COVID-19, the ableism in our society is a death sentence to many people in the “othered” communities. 

Other members of the Center refer to Michele lovingly as the “Black Hole of resources.” 

Board - Collins Foundation

Email: collinsleadership@sanjosepeace.org

The Collins Foundation acts as the keeper of the Collins House. The members of the board include: Dan Mayfield, Jeff Lake, Louise Auerhahn, Charlotte Casey, Sharat Lin, Serena and James Murray, and Nick Dela Torre. 

Coordinating Council - SJPJC

Email: leadership@sanjosepeace.org

The San Jose Peace and Justice Center is collaboratively by the Coordinating Council members. 

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