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Category: San Jose//South Bay

San Jose Families Rally Together for #FreedomNow

San Jose families who lost loved ones to police violence, rallied together in solidarity with The Movement for Black Lives. Laurie Valdez, whose partner was killed by San Jose State Police has been a leader in reaching out to other families who have experienced the same unspeakable loss, so that they know that they do not walk the long road to justice alone.

Pop Up Editorial: San Jose Students Rally Against Police Killings

On July 8th, high school students from East San Jose called for a march and protest in downtown to challenge police violence, nationally and locally. The latest victims of police violence include the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Anthony Nuñez, an 18 year-old who was killed in San Jose by police on July 4th. De-Bug held a "Pop Up Editorial" discussion with the youth on what motivated them to march, and what changes they are calling for. De-Bug's pop up editorials are our new method of bringing what's going on in our community to the forefront of media. Rather then people coming to us, we ask content-driven questions at gatherings where the community naturally convenes, and share what they produce through various media forms.

You Must Shine as You

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. This past week, the Dance of Peace took part in the Rhythms of West Africa camp and got deep with the tiniest and most curios amongst us.

Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and San Jose: The Bay Area Reacts To Ongoing Police Violence

Within the past couple of days there has been an uproar of police violence and lives lost, from Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, Fullerton, and sadly right in our city of San Jose. Here are some photos from this week of folks showing up for justice for those who've lost their lives.

Can't Be Brown Downtown, Why The East Side Needs Its Own Spaces

A recent experience at a local café left writer Jocelin thinking about the lack of spaces for youth of color and drawing links between the lack of welcoming spaces and the housing crisis.

Rising Rent: Teachers Can't Teach Here, Students Can't Learn Here

As teachers pack up their classrooms, the reality is that many students will not be coming back to class next year, the housing crisis affects not only students and their ability to learn, but many teachers share the struggle of staying in the communities they want to create the most impact in.

Life Lessons Learned Working at San Jose's Flea Market

It's safe to say that if you grew up in San Jose, or the larger Bay Area, the San Jose Flea Market is a big deal. Now a fraction of the size, "La Pulga," as a lot of folks call it was to be shutdown back in 2010 to make way for BART in San Jose. Some of the vendors who remain reflect on what they've learned working in this unique place.

My Dungeon Shook Writing Workshop

In true DIY style and recognizing the power of writing, this zine is incredibly thoughtful and reflective of the intimate space created with genuine curiosity and vulnerability. Check out the first zine from the My Dungeon Shook writing workshops at downtown San Jose's LGBTQ Youthspace.

Dance Expresses the Heart of the Dancer

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. This week the Peace Dancers shares moments from the Touch of Africa conference and delights us with the news of her first published book!

Pop Up Editorial at Lips Uncurled, Eyes Forward

Lips Uncurled, Eyes Forward, was a first of its kind AAPI social art and cultural awareness exhibition dreamed up by Quynh-Mai Nguyen. The day long event held at the Mexican Heritage Plaza focused on creating safe spaces for the the Asian community to write their own narrative through art and performance against the narrative that media continues to write for them. Check out the conversation that sparked from this event across different generations.
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