Los Angeles Teacher Protests

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


Support Peace

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

Current Events, Interns

Migrant Caravan

By SJPJC Intern Kathya      The migrant caravan is heading towards the United States and Mexico Border. President Donald Trump has already sent out 5,200 troops to the border1. The migrant caravan originally started with 160 people from Honduras. As they made their 2,095 mile trip, more people joined them. These people are fleeing poverty… Continue reading Migrant Caravan


The Killing of Gaza

Photo retrieved from: 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


Cruel and Unusual Punishment at the Southern Border

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

History, Volunteers

Henry Kissinger: War Criminal

Kissinger's Legacy (National Security Adviser 1969-1975, U.S. Secretary of State 1973-1975) When I read in depth about Henry Kissinger, it became clear that the United States isn’t as democratic as we claim that it is. The world’s watchdog, United States’s Henry Kissinger led a collusion to overthrow Chile’s government, funded opposition to its democratically elected… Continue reading Henry Kissinger: War Criminal


Gun Safety

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, a threat was received about a shooting on the San Jose State University campus. The threat was written inside a women’s restroom in Dudley Moorhead Hall. The police were made aware of the situation and conducted a thorough investigation. Although it seemed like the threat was minor, they still took… Continue reading Gun Safety

Current Events, Volunteers

Bluefields, Nicaragua

Bluefields, the previously prospering and booming colonial port in Nicaragua formerly ruled by Britain is now filled with slums and drug-trafficking. Bluefields is the capital of the South Caribbean Autonomous Region (RACS) in Nicaragua. Composed of the largest population of people of African descent, Bluefields has a strong and direct relationship to Creole culture. The… Continue reading Bluefields, Nicaragua

Current Events, Volunteers

“The Kurdish Bike: Life in a Village in Kurdish Iraq” Forum at the Humanist House on 10.22.17

By Abiola A, a student volunteer from San Jose State University This was a talk about Alesa Lightbourne’s experience in Kurdish Iraq where she went there to teach abroad but ended up learning about herself and the new country she was living in. Her book and her presentation were about her time there and the… Continue reading “The Kurdish Bike: Life in a Village in Kurdish Iraq” Forum at the Humanist House on 10.22.17

Current Events

In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte

Within the intimate beige walls of History Park’s Arbuckle Gallery, History San Jose is currently displaying In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte, an exhibit with hard-hitting oral histories and sobering photographs that bring to light the mistreatment and poor working conditions migrant workers face in trying to make a… Continue reading In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte