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Charisse Domingo

Charisse Domingo is a San Jose photographer.

PHOTOS: San Jose State Students March in Support of Justice for Josiah

On May 4, 2015, the Justice for Josiah Campaign, Laurie Valdez, students from San Jose State University, and supporting community delivered demands for transparency and accountability for the death of Antonio Guzman Lopez. Antonio was killed by San Jose State police officers on February 21, 2014. Nearly 15 months later, the District Attorney has yet to complete their investigation and file charges on the officers. SJSU students marched from the site that Antonio was killed (Eighth and San Salvador), through campus, and into the Administration building and demanded to speak with the members of the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate. Laurie, her 5 year old son Josiah, and SJSU Student Leader Gary Daniels were able to deliver the demands to the surprised officials.

"Prison Was Your Nightmare, This Home is Your Reality" -- Photos of the First Day of Freedom from Prison

The young man spent 3 1/2 years in a California State prison. His mother Veronica started coming to De-Bug's ACJP about 4 years ago and our community supported her advocacy for her son. Together we attended court, met with the attorney, and created a social biography video that allowed her to show the judge why she was fighting so hard for her son. She has been waiting for his moment coming home since that time. She picked him up from prison in the morning, and held a family welcome home party that very night. He told her,  "Mom, I can't believe I'm home. This is like a dream," he said as their car pulled up to his aunt's house where about 30 of his family members waited. She responded, "No, son. Prison, that was your nightmare, and this..." she points to his family and friends, "this is your reality." (Photos by Charisse Domingo)

Exodus From "The Jungle": Photo Chronicle of the Closing Days of the Nation's Largest Homeless Encampment

For decades, a creekbed in East San Jose has become a homeless encampment for hundreds of San Jose residents who've lost homes, jobs, families and have no place else to go. But today, "The Jungle," what it's mostly known as, has been shutdown by the City of San Jose. As police supervised, bulldozers wiped the area clean and the homes people made for themselves are now gone. Photographer Jean Melesaine went to meet with the people the night before forced removal, and photographer Charisse Domingo went to meet residents in the morning of its shutdown while people scrambled to see what to do next. At 6am, residents were woken with flashlights, police, and clean-up crews in hazmat suits. These are the photos of a community in Silicon Valley, one of the richest regions in the world, who are now searching for a new home. 

Remembering Antonio Guzman Lopez: Family of SJ State Police Shooting Death Holds Birthday Celebration

On November 15, 2014, Antonio Guzman Lopez's family gathered to celebrate what would have been his 39th birthday. In February of this year, Antonio was shot and killed by San Jose State Police officers Mike Santos and Frits Van Der Hoek. Antonio left behind his partner Laurie, and his children -- 5 year old Josiah and daughter Angelique. Almost 7 months later, the Santa Clara County District Attorney has yet to complete their investigation as to whether the shooting was justified. In the meantime, his family -- through the leadership of Laurie Valdez -- launched the Justice for Josiah campaign to seek accountability for their loved one's death. A humble man who loved his children above everything, Antonio was remembered last Saturday among family, community, and supporters who pledged to support Antonio's family through the long road ahead.

The Photography of Ron Orlando

Friday April 4, 2014 - 7:00PM Opening Reception Caffe Frascati 315 South First Street , San José, CA 95113. Exhibit up until May 31, 2014.

"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. 

Images of Donae Johnican Passing Party

On March 29th, 2013 the family, friends and community of the beloved Donae Johnican gathered at the Rose Garden to hold a "Passing Party." The event was a celebration of Donae, done in the way he would want -- with music, love and unity. Images by Charisse Domingo.

Keeping Families Together — Using Photographs to Show Why Loved Ones Should Not Be Deported

This week, we at ACJP worked with a family and their attorney to put together an almost 100 page mitigation packet to help support their loved one’s deportation proceedings and hopefully convince immigration officials to let their brother stay in the US. Their brother was a victim of a horrific crime, one that has traumatized him and his family for years.

Bu Nation - Solo Art Show at Cukui Clothing Company

On Friday, November 9th, local San Jose artist Bu Nation held her much-awaited solo show at Cukui Clothing Company.

Sisters That Been There Graduate "The Celebration of Life"

DeBug Photographer Charisse Domingo attends a graduation of life for women who've been stuck in the cycles of incarceration. "Sisters That Been There" a support group created by former incarcerated Steeda McGruder explains each of her graduates
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