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Harmonize Hearts in the Spirit of Peace

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose’s own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. In this edition, Khalilah gives us some tips on how to spread peace and describes the experience of the Sunrise Ceremony.

White People: To Be Silent Is To Consent

With Thanksgiving upon us, writer Andrew Bigelow is anticipating the opportunities young white folks will have to speak up and respond with accountability to the moment, when silence is consent to white supremacy.

Water is Life: The Most Grounded and Peaceful Movement I’ve Seen

Isabella Zizi is Northern Cheyenne Arikara and Muskogee Creek and a life long Richmond resident, she is one of they youngest members of Idle No More SF Bay and helped to organize the Nov. 15th direct action in San Francisco to deliver a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers office.

Respect to Colin Kaepernick for Investing His Time, Resources, and Spirit to Communities Fighting for Justice

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee, his actions brought worldwide attention to the current state of oppression in America, and simultaneously emboldened the movement that is fighting for justice for communities of color throughout the nation.

Q&A: UC President On Election Results, Enrollment and Future Funding

As the University of California prepares to welcome its most diverse class ever, UC President Janet Napolitano says there are a lot of questions about how Donald Trump's presidency will impact the university.

No Need For Permission – Finding Liberation In Spaces We Create

San Jose artist and organizer Rich Guiterrez writes on the importance of accessible space in San Jose and the folks making it happen despite the tightening squeeze of the established. "I write this as a reflection of hope, not to be mistaken as a self righteous pitch of criticism. It is meant to be a critique leaning into an option, not an absolute solution, but a possible one written by someone who is currently unlearning and lighting bridges with hope in place of fear," he says.

What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump

Here is what immigrant communities need to know in light of a Donald Trump victory, from advocates on a national press call organized by New America Media and Ready California, a coalition of nonprofits that serve immigrant communities. First published on New America Media.

Writing as a Mirror: Janice Sapigao on Her Upcoming Book, microchips for millions

Janice Sapigao is the daughter of Filipina/o immigrants. Preparing for the launch of her first book, microchips for millions, we sat down to find out more about the San Jose born poet, writer and educator and what's behind the poetry book that highlights the toxic work of Silicon Valley.

Electing the Tyrant: Parallels Between the Romans, Mexico's Conquest and US Democracy

An essay on democracy's history and its implications in the aftermath of a Donald Trump victory.

My Son is an American Veteran Who is Abused in an American Jail

When his son became incarcerated in the Santa Clara County Jail, he assumed the jail would be progressive given its Bay Area location. But after seeing his son shackled and suffering mentally and physically from the treatment by correctional officers, he sees the jail as a disturbing and dangerous place to house someone who hasn't even ben convicted of a crime. There are an estimated 181,000 veterans currently incarcerated nationally.
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