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Category: Community

Another Reason to Support San Jose Local Businesses: Spaces for Social Good

Local barbershop and laundry mat create community innovation through direct and indirect community service using their spaces to promote community ties.

High School Students Organize to Support San Jose's Homeless

Here is a photo re-cap of the Free Market that took place on December 20th, 2013 organized by the 180 Degrees class from Yerba Buena High School. The event started two weeks prior with students organizing via Facebook, collecting donations, and community outreach with fliers. The photos are when we distributed what we collected at "the jungle" the biggest homeless encampment in the nation. As a class we have overcome a lot, last year we had bad grades, multiple absences, and a high amount of discipline issues. This year we’ve decided to start changing our lives and this project was a part of our process of changing.

Why San Jose's Largest Homeless Encampment Feels Like Occupy

San Jose is getting cold. Over the past two weeks several people who live in the streets have died due to hypothermia. The community responded to the deaths in what is one of the largest homeless encampments in America, called "The Jungle", 12 miles away from Apple headquarters right in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

Sandy Cuadra: The Passing of The Heart of The Mission

Sandy Cuadra, a lifetime Mission District resident, recently passed away. Her niece Jade Rivera remembers how her legacy continues through the Mission District of San Francisco, a place that's slowly changing through gentrification but will forever carry the spirit of Sandy and those who made it what it is to this day.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform NOW - Asian Youth Speak Out

The Youth Leadership Council of the Korean American Resource & Cultural Center Fighting Youth Shouting Out for Humanity created this video campaign to elevate Asian American youth voices in the immigration reform debate.

"De-Bug the System" -- The Shirt and the People Who Inspired the Message

When we made the De-Bug the System shirt, it was to honor those who stand up for what they believe in, who hold strong to the truth of their convictions. 

March to Heal the Valley

CHAM Deliverance Ministry invites you to join us in planning and organizing a March to Heal the Valley this fall from one side of Silicon Valley to the other. We plan a pilgrimage of several days from the working class streets of East San Jose to the leafy corporate campuses of the North County. Our goal is to search along the way for the true soul of Silicon Valley.

Hiero Day 2013 - Oakland, CA

Hiero Day 2013 was a huge success, not only for the city of Oakland, but for the Bay Area as a whole. Sv De-Bug was present at the second annual Hiero Day and was delighted to see so much positivity and love in a city that has an image of danger.

Echoes of ‘60s March: Sixties-Style Civil Disobedience Drives New Era of Activism

"The most captivating activists of today are not looking at the ‘60s as a history book, they are looking at it as a playbook."

Second Hand Hustlin' in Silicon Valley

With unemployment checks running out, jobs running scarce, flipping garage sale and flea market finds has become a growth industry.
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