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Shifting From Prisons To Schools: Redemption In California

We were part of California’s burgeoning youth movement – mainly twenty somethings who were coming of age at a fork-in-the-road moment for the state in terms of how it viewed, responded to and served its young people.

A B-Boy, A Marine, and A Probation Officer: Dreams of Some Young Men

At our last visit to the boy's probation home, we encountered three new young men. We engaged in conversation around what they want to do when they get older. They reflected on their eperiences with an eye towrads the future. These writings are part of a running workshop series. Feel free to comment, and workshop facilitators will share with authors.

Dia San Jose Shines in Downtown San Jose, CA

This past weekend Dia San Jose launched their own Dia de los Muertos celebration in the heart of downtown San Jose. From lucha libre, to Live music, face painting, tasty food, an art market, and a taco eating contest. Check out the hashtags we collected using social media coverage for the events.

Closing The Jungle Is Not a Solution

Regeneration Against Destruction, a young collective helping to fight for basic rights for the houseless community who live in the San Jose encampment in San Jose. The City of San JOse is currently trying to push them out with no solution of housing.

A Sunday Afternoon of Peace, Love and Hip Hop

On Sunday September 28, 2014 @St. James Park; San José's Inaugural Peace, Love and Hip Hop Festival launched a free event featuring dance showcases by B-Boys, Poppers and Krumpers, live DJ's & MC's kicked off by a keynote speaker with activities for children.

San Jose Music Artist Cola Drops His New Album "#NOSUCHTHING"

San Jose artist Cola has been working hard on his album "NoSuchThing" for a little under a year, with music produced by Merc, Bhatoa, Vino, and Jerome Lindner. Along side wavy visuals by Zeroscope, this project has finally dropped today.

Artesia On Our Minds -- An Immigration Attorney's Diary of a Detention Camp

This past week I went with a 10-attorney contingent from the Bay Area to provide pro-bono legal services for a week in an immigration detention center in Artesia, New Mexico that holds between 400-500 ​women and children who were detained in the border refugee crisis this summer. Our primary purpose was to represent women and children in bond and asylum cases in this remote facility. We are all still unpacking the experience.

De-Bug Urges San Jose City Council to Support Proposition 47

Below is the letter De-Bug submitted to the San Jose City Council who will be voting Tuesday October 21st on whether or not they want to support Proposition 47 -- which would reduce certain felonies to misdemeanors and re-invest savings to school, mental health, and drug treatment programs. Below the letter is emails and phone numbers of council offices. We ask you to call or write your councilperson to express your perspective on Proposition 47.

Dia de San Jose returns for Day of the Dead Celebration Downtown

5th Annual Día de Los Muertos Festival! Saturday October 25th from 11am to 6pm at St. James Park. Free and open to the public + The first ever Dia de los Muertos Taco Major League Eating Contest. Opening night reception at SJ City Hall Rotunda October 23, 2014

Dreams of an Inmate: Poems From Inside Juvenile Hall

Two weeks ago, I performed at an event inside Juvenile Hall, including two departments on lockdown. While inside, a Youth Counselor passed along to me two poems a young inmate had written. Later that week, I received a letter from the young man who wrote the poems. He explained how writing helps him get through these most difficult times in his life and how he has aspirations of becoming a great writer. Now, with these poems, this young man has become a published writer. -- These writings are part of a running workshop series. Feel free to comment, and workshop facilitators will share with authors. (Post by Andrew)
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