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Category: Community

The Crushing Sense of Nobodiness

Part one of an essay by local artist Rich Gutierrez on the rejection of white supremacy throughout the nation's past, linking struggles not only at home but internationally and stepping up to resist again and again.

#MyMomMakesTheValley Hometown Book Launch

Bringing light to the dangerous and often unspoken toxic reality of the Silicon Valley through the personal reflections of what she lived while her mother worked in valley clean rooms - Janice Sapigao released her first book of poetry, microchips for millions, to a room full of family, friends and fans.

Intuition is a Tool for 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 encourages us to listen and act upon our intuition.

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.

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.
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