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Category: San Jose//South Bay

Inmates in Santa Clara County Jails Start Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Confinement

Inmates in the Santa Clara County Jails who are part of the Prisoners’ Human Rights Movement sent a letter to Sheriff Laurie Smith with a list of demands and a notice that in October the inmates will initiate a hunger strike to continue their “peaceful protest to end this torturous practice of Solitary Confinement and inhumane treatment until there is tangible and meaningful change for all prisoners – most whom are unconvicted pretrial detainees…” they stated.

Self-Renewal Contributes to Our Collective Peace

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventure’s 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, on the International Day of Peace Khalilah reflects on the season of slowing down, taking comfort and caring for ourselves. Starting Oct. 7th she'll start weekly Dance of Peace classes.

Arrested for Registering People to Vote on the East Side?

A week ago in East Side San Jose's Target shopping center, Salvador “Chava” Bustamante, a community organizer for L.U.N.A. (Latinos United for a New America); was arrested for registering Latinos to vote. Jose Valle writes on why Target, whose building has an Aztec Calendar showing solidarity to Latinos should see the connection in that with Latino's doing something positive and registering the community to vote.

Japanese Artist "Night The Funksta" talks 80's Chicano Culture's Spread to Japan

Founding member Homeboy Mad of Souleros Ball, a Chican@ event in the Bay Area for the lowrider and old school Chican@ enthusiasts, interviews Japonero artist "Night Tha Funksta" whose art is inspired by 80's Chican@. This story was first published in the Teen Angels issue #234.

Photos: San Jose in Solidarity with Standing Rock

On Tuesday, rallies were held across the country to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock, where more than 100 tribes and supporters are fighting the Dakota Access pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe's reservation is south of what would be the oil pipeline's path and the pipeline is an environmental and cultural threat.

Now is the Time for Courage

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventure’s 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 the Dancer of Peace relays that creating peace in our lives takes courage.

Pop Up Editorial at Teatro Visión's Macario Rehearsal

De-Bug joined Teatro Vision's first rehearsal of the 4th annual production of Macario, a Day of the Dead tradition based on B. Traven's novel of a poor woodcutter who dreams of a day without hunger and is caught at a crossroads when his dream finally comes true. The play is also an opportunity to highlight food justice and the organizations in the area who are working to end hunger.

Connecting Mind, Body and the Earth

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventure’s 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 the Dancer of Peace encourages us to harmonize with our mother earth and she visited Santa Clara University to encourage the dreams of our youth.

Sowing Seeds Among the Silicon - A Free 3-Day Youth Arts & Music Program

Think and Die Thinking is a collective that organizes DIY events and programs for all ages that are youth-affordable and accessible. This labor day weekend they are putting together a pilot youth arts and music project. Read the interview with Bean Tupou to learn how you can get involved.

An Interview with the Duo Who Brings You East San Jose's Snaughty & Friends Art Shows

Coming straight out of East San José, Dacia Ramos and Everardo Moran Casas have given birth to a new D.I.Y based movement bringing together artists of all mediums to showcase their talents. Read the interview Jose Govea and Crystal Cisneros-Villa collaborated on.
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