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Category: Community

Oakland Natives Welcome Auckland Natives To Their Homeland

It was a packed house earlier this week at the Intertribal Friendship House when Maori group, Te Whaka Huia made their way from Auckland, New Zealand to Oakland, Bay Area and were greeted with a ceremonial welcoming from the Ohlone Bay Area Natives.

To Whom It May Concern: Community Forum on Policy to Restrict Mail to Jails

Recently, Santa Clara County jail officials proposed a policy to stop inmates from receiving letters. A wide cross-section of county residents – families of the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated, faith leaders, re-entry service providers, civil rights and legal advocates – met with the officials to share their perspectives as to why letters are critical to maintain for inmates, their loved ones, and the community as a whole.

Raj Jayadev Interview on KPFA: Policing in San Jose//Transforming the Courts//Challenging Inequity in Silicon Valley

Thanks to KPFA for interviewing Raj Jayadev for their Morning Show to share De-Bug’s perspective on public safety, the power of personal stories, and how communities can challenge the courts,police misconduct, and the growing inequities of Silicon Valley.

Rescuing My Deported Aunt from a Hole in the Tijuana Canals

When he saw her profiled on a Spanish news special on ñongos -- underground encampments of the deported and homeless built in the canals of the US and Mexico border -- he knew he had to go save her. The family packed in the Ford Flex, drove down to the border, and pulled her out of a hole in the ground -- literally.

ACJP Video Profile: Xavier’s Bright Future

Xavier España is 19 years old, and though young, says he has already learned important life lessons that have focused him for his future. He is an Evergreen College student, a parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and works at his uncle’s auto body repair shop. Xavier is currently entangled in the court system.

“it would be a good idea…if kids work for their lunches”

Sparked by state delegate Ray Canterbury’s (R-West Virginia) suggestion, “it would be a good idea…if kids work for their lunches”, his response to Senate Bill 663, The kNOw gathered youth reactions to what this policy would mean for students and especially those who depend on free school meals.

Don't Be Shady, Help Haiti

Please support students traveling to Haiti this summer to work in partnership with Haitian grassroots organizers. Students will show solidarity in building SOPUDEP school. Don't be shady, help Haiti!

E7S Mural Project with Poesia and Sam Rodriguez

Poesia and Sam Rodriguez, both Bay Area artists, teamed up once again to produce an amazing piece for the E7S Mural Project.

VIDEO: Transforming the Courts Through Family and Community Participation

As ACJP launches a new training series for organizations to impact their local court system, we are releasing this mini-documentary to give a glimpse into the stories, strategies, and triumphs we have witnessed. From a mother freeing her son, to a church creating an ACJP hub, this video shows the early stages of our growth (recorded a year and a half ago.)

Dancing Against San Francisco Bullets

Samoan dances hold history of the islands, passed down for centuries and centuries. Amongst heavy violence in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood, Nise is still passing those stories down through Samoan "siva"(dance) in front of her home, the same place she's witnessed her community/family members killed.
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