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Category: Community

If Phil White Wants to Do What's Right, He Should Retire from the SJPD

In closed session last week, the San Jose City Council decided not to challenge the arbitration process that allowed Phil White to be rehired by San Jose Police Department. White was originally fired from the department after he put out a series of tweets including,"By the way, if anyone feels they can't breathe or their lives matter, I'll be at the movies tonight, off duty, carrying my gun." The references were to the Black Lives Matters movement.

De-Bug's Pop Up Editorial at Imagine SJ Poetry Gathering: Poetry Saves Us All

We were excited to take our new Pop Up Editorial – where we meet people where they are already gathered and start conversations about the important issues in their lives – to Imagine SJ’s event focusing on poetry in San José. We circled up for a candid conversation about poetry and how it helped poets not only see the world, but find community.

Pop Up Editorial at Planting Day at Sacred Heart: We Can Plant Healthier Communities

De-Bug was at Sacred Heart Community Service planting day where volunteers from La Mesa Verde, a project to provide families with organic gardens in their homes, are working to expand that access to more families across San Jose. Folks are advocating for the City of San Jose to implement SB 511 here, to allow community to grow vegetables on vacant lots. There are more than 500 lots eligible in San Jose to be used to bring healthy food to folks who may need it the most.

The Dance of Peace Spreading Magic in Santa Cruz

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. This week the Dance of Peace went over the hill to Santa Cruz and drew others like a magnet to share in the spirit of peace.

How San Jose Gets Down For The Mexican Icon, Selena

The late great Tejana singer Selena is still alive, her spirit roaming one of San Jose's most celebrated parties. The San José collective Sonido Clash compiled the best memories from their 2nd Annual Selena Tribute Party, from a look-alike contest to some of the best DJs spinning her greatest hits, it's the reason why this party has been sold out since they first started.

We Are Hungry For Justice! #TheFriscoFive

Alex Nieto's life was taken when a newcomer to San Francisco felt threatened by his presence. It was the SFPD who, because of this newcomer's feelings of being threatened, took Alex Nieto's life. The Frisco Five is the response to the mortal danger gentrification has had on the lives of the people of San Francisco. Five San Francisco raised activists are placing their health and lives at risk, demanding Mayor Ed Lee fire Police Chief Greg Suhr. The police department has shown through the encounters with Alex Nieto and the countless others whose lives have been taken, that SF natives have are risking a great deal in their search for justice.

The Collaborative: A Memphis Model on How to Mobilize Thousands Of Voters Under 35

In a recent trip to Memphis, we met organizers who have started a collaborative effort to uplift the political power of millennials for the 2016 election. Though local in its approach, the model has national implications. The author, and Collaborator co-founder, writes that the political expressions of her generation haven't gone away, it just "looks different."

San Jose May Day Photos

This 1st of May marked the 10 years from the massive protests the country saw after the House of Representatives passed The Border Protection, Anti-terrorism, and Illegal immigration Control Act in 2005 to criminalize undocumented persons. About 800 people took to the streets in San Jose for the now traditional peaceful and celebratory march from East San Jose to City Hall downtown.

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Civil Disobedience in Silicon Valley

Last week, hundreds of community members rallied and marched outside of Intel in Santa Clara to support cafeteria workers in their fight to unionize and bring the message that Silicon Valley should be a place where everyone can thrive.

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.
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