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There's a Magic to Peace

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, this column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This week we see that even nightclubs are not immune to that magic of peace and that something undeniable happens when you watch the dance of peace.

Motivational Speaker Comes Out on Top After Police Brutality

Motivational speaker and spoken word poet, Nate Howard visited San Jose to give the commencement speech to the Black graduating class at San Jose State in May 2014. That same night he was beaten by San Jose Police and the ordeal has served him in an unimaginable way: a higher calling to help others.

De-Bug: Voices from the Underside of Silicon Valley - BOOK

SV De-Bug is proud to announce the anticipated release of our book De-Bug: Voices from the Underside of Silicon Valley. The stories shared in these pages come from folks who didn’t even think they have a story to tell. The stories shared in these pages come from folks who didn’t even think they have a story to tel

San Jose’s Process for Controversial “Crime Free Multi-Housing Program” Gives Community the Runaround

While the San Jose City Council ranked rent control and plans to strengthen tenant protections as its second highest priority this past year, they are currently conducting community outreach around a program that puts more authority in the hands of landlords to evict entire families at once. Perhaps because the incongruence starts here the process of presenting the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program to tenants has been anything, but smooth.

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is Wrong for San Jose

The city of San Jose seems on track to join other cities in implementing a Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. Housing advocate, Anthony King writes that this plan is not informed by the residents most impacted and will lead to pushing the already vulnerable communities of San Jose out of their homes.

The Energy of Peace is Transformative

Khalilah Ramirez, The Dancer of Peace brings us another week in peace. This week we take a look at how to honor the commitments we have to ourselves and what lies ahead for us this new and upcoming year.

The Day of Print: San Jose's Screenprint Showdown

January 30th, 2016 will be the "Day of Print" screenprint. Screenprinting is one of the oldest ways of transferring ink to surface. To this day T-shirts are still printed using this old practice. With squeegees of ink and screens in hand, five San José screen teams comprised of print houses, local retailers, educators and community organizations will be screenprinting their in-house San José designs on-site and folks can vote on who will become the San Jose screenprint champions.

Everyday Ideation: How Families Use 'Cumulative Intelligence' to Take on the Criminal Justice System

How does a family with no legal training impact a court system? The organizers of participatory defense say it is a 'cumulative intelligence', borne from families sharing their experiences, analysis, and ideas with one another.

Friendship is Universal

This Week in Peace is a weekly column chronicling the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, this column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This week's performances brought with them the theme of friendship and reflections on what gifts friends really are.

By the End of 2015, De-Bug Families Have Saved 2,570 Years from Incarceration

As 2015 ends, we have updated our Time Saved count from families and communities advocating for loved ones in the court process. At the beginning of the year we had 1,862 years, and by December, families have prevented 2,570 years of incarceration! Check out the videos and links below to meet some of the people behind the numbers.
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