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Dancing for Peace In Sin City

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. This week the Dance of Peace traveled to Las Vegas for family fun and proved that Dancing for Peace can be opportune anywhere.

I Don't See My Parents Because They Are Working To Pay Rent

A local Lincoln High School Student shares her family's struggles renting in San Jose, reflecting the larger picture of what families pay not only in money, but in valuable time missed with family to afford to call San Jose home.

VIDEO & PHOTOS: San Jose Says They Want Rent Control

Tomorrow the City Council will decide whether to value its overburdened tenants by increasing protections for renters, including reducing the 8 percent maximum rent increases allowed under San Jose's 35-year-old rent control ordinance.The decision is vital to families who will not be able to survive in the city that they were raised in. "Tents should be for camping, not living," read the signs on tents that were at San Jose's City Hall Plaza during last Wednesday's action to tell City Council that its community want rent control.

Rent Control Vote is Ultimately About Racism and Inequality

San Jose's upcoming vote on rent control carries with it the possibilities of a future San Jose, writes Shaunn Cartwright. The process to consider revising San Jose's existing apartment rental ordinance has revealed a deep line in the sand between property owners and tenants, one that the council has the power to deepen or close next Tuesday April 19.

We are San Jose and We Deserve Real Rent Control

Next Tuesday the San Jose city council will decide on strengthening protections for renters, including the annual allowable increase for rent controlled buildings. Hear from renters who have faced eviction, some living in unsafe conditions and on top of that still given unchecked rent increases that far exceed any wage increases.

Peace Within Allows Us to Offer More of Ourselves

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. This week the Dance of Peace encourages us to bring peace from our inner world.

From Place Comes Culture – An Interview with Cellista

Freya Seeburger is Cellista, a cellist and San Jose Arts Commissioner. Read her thoughts on her latest performance piece and how making room for every member of our community is tied to the future of arts in San Jose.

"Valley of the Heart" Teatro Puts Silicon Valley's Struggle with Race on Stage

El Teatro Campesino's "Valley of the Heart" serves as a window into the racist past of the country and also Silicon Valley at a time when similar divisive sentiments are boldly and publicly being displayed.

San Jose Councilperson Attempts End-Around to Bring in Controversial "Crime Free Housing Plan"

Today at the City's Rules Committee there will be a vote for the controversial Crime-Free Multi-Housing Program - a program that would facilitate the evictions of entire families for an arrest, not even a conviction of a crime through a new partnership between landlords and SJPD. While the housing department will be recommending that the program not be adopted after a community input process where the majority of the public said no to this program, they are also recommending that the biggest proponents of the program initiate a pilot program in Khamis's District 10.

Casa Chikimalas: A San Jose Badass Women's Collective

Maryela Perez, Estrellita Muñoz, y Cristal Olivas are Las Chikimalas. With intentions of love and growth, Casa Chikimalas is a collective of ladies in San Jose that opened their home as a space for art and music. They work to create a space in which people can connect and collaborate while exposing their art and creating community.
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