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Category: Community

Our Beliefs Can Expand Our Lives

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 reminds us that creating peace is a living activity and that activating both sides of our brains can help us live with more peace.

Let's DACAbout It: A Musician's Story

“Let’s DACAbout It” is a series of stories on how Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has given individuals the opportunities to fulfill their dreams. In just days, the new president has vowed to repeal President Obama’s executive order that has granted relief from deportation to close to a million undocumented young people.

High School Students Respond to Racist Labels

Local San Jose High school students defy the racist labels the incoming President of the United States has used to describe the communities they are a part of.

Supporting Each Other in the Trump Era

With the rise in acts of hate, we have to turn to each other. In that spirit, we are literally asking friends how can we help each other feel supported in potentially harmful situations. Rich Gutierrez has started us off with an anonymous collection of responses. This will be a continuing series.

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.
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