Transit information: The San Jose Peace & Justice Center is one block north from San Jose State University and two blocks east from San Jose City Hall. There are six bus stops within two blocks of SJ P&J Center (lines 17, 22, 23, 63, 64, 65, 72, 73, 81, 522). Diridon Caltrain station is a… Continue reading Collins House Accessibility
This blog was written by Luca, an Intern at San Jose Peace & Justice Center. Teachers, students, and residents of Los Angeles have taken to the streets to protest against the many problems that are affecting their public schools. The lack of financial resources for the school districts of LA has had serious effects in… Continue reading Los Angeles Teacher Protests
December 18, 2018 Dear Friends, We’re witnessing growing progressive activism across the country—from the election of progressive candidates to the House of Representatives to the wave of Red State teachers’ strikes earlier this year. Here in the South Bay, at the end of last year we pledged to strengthen the San Jose Peace & Justice… Continue reading Support Peace
Photo retrieved from: Killinggaza.com Written by a Fall 2018 intern at SJPJC: DO On September 13, I attended a screening on the film Killing Gaza at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. Prior to watching the film, I did no have knowledge about the violence and essentially genocide that is occurring within the Gaza… Continue reading The Killing of Gaza
This blog was written by Ivan, an Fall 2018 intern at our Center. Earlier this year in April, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will enact a “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. This decision was made in response to a report from the Department of Homeland Security that showed an increase in… Continue reading Cruel and Unusual Punishment at the Southern Border
This blog was written by Nikki, an Office Team Intern with the San Jose Peace & Justice Center. The opinions expressed in this post are hers. The photos were taken at the protest by Nikki. On April 7th, I attended a nationally coordinated protest locally hosted by Rise Up for Justice (#RU4J) and the Friday… Continue reading Protest Trump’s Escalation in Syria
This blog was written by GM, a spring 2017 intern at San Jose Peace and Justice Center after attending Immigration in the era of Trump training. Before becoming a student at San Jose State University, I didn’t know what I wanted to major in. Over the course of my academic career I was a Marketing… Continue reading Immigration Training Cements Intern’s Interest – by GM
Three mass actions of nonviolent resistance to newly-inaugurated President Donald Trump in San José, California brought about very different police responses. The Riseup for Justice march on January 20, 2017 (nearly a thousand participants) and the Women's March on January 21, 2017 (estimated at 30,000) proceeded completely peacefully. However, the Disrupt J20 march by youths on January 20 (fifty participants) was met without warning by brutal police force resulting in three arrests and dispersal of the crowd.
The most expensive single sports game on Earth kicked off under unprecedented militarization of the police and the highest levels of inequality since the Great Depression. As the biggest sporting game in the United States, thousands of law enforcement and security personnel from nearly every conceivable agency have converged on Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara,… Continue reading Super Bowl 50: Super Militarization and Super Inequality by Sharat G. Lin
Hi, I am Patrice! I am currently taking a break from Sonoma State University from majoring in Political science. I was born in San Jose, but have lived in many places including Sacramento, Maryland and South Korea. I would like to help my community and work on the Latin FilmSeries while I am working at the Peace and Justice Center. I have worked with Rotaract Club of Silicon Valley in the past.… Continue reading SJPJC Interns for 2015!