San Jose Peace & Justice Center

International Assembly of Migrants & Refugees 4

Friday January 31st @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Community members from the South Bay joined hundreds of migrants, refugees and allies from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America in the International Assembly of Migrants and Refugees which took place on October in New York City. The IAMR-4 is an international grassroots dialogue organized by migrants and refugees in protest against UN neoliberal approaches to migration and development. Please join us to learn more about IAMR4, IMA (International Migrants Alliance) and next steps to further intensify the struggle for migrant rights in the South Bay.

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Latin Film Night "El Rey"

Friday January 10th @ 6:30 PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

El Rey tells the story of Pedro Rey, the mythical father of the Colombian cocaine trade. A riveting drama based on true events, the film tracks Rey’s evolution from opportunistic businessman to megalomaniacal drug lord. Recruiting a small-time crook as his supplier, a Peace Corps worker as his North American distributor, and a Marxist revolutionary as his chemist, Rey turns the modest Colombian coke trade into a multinational corporation. The King then sets about protecting his empire by adding a cop and a politician to his team, as well as the buying the loyalty of the local peasants.

Presentation on the history of drug trafficking by Michelle Cordova, President of SJPJC and Writer for La Oferta newspaper.

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Stop the Biggest Corporate Takeover Ever! Stop the TPP!

Thursday December 12th at 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Biggest Corporate Take Over Attempt Ever? Yep. That’s why we need to Stop the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), known as NAFTA on steroids.

Join us to find out more about this secret trade agreement being pushed by US Trade Representatives on 12 countries — but who are they representing? Apparently hundreds of corporations at secret negotiations. Prof. Pamela Samuelson of UC Berkeley Law School said this about TPP, "Our democracy is at risk if these officials can commit the US to a policy that would require Congress to change our laws without the benefit of public debate and input from all affected parties.”

The Fast Track process for the TPP is expected to be pushed on Congress before they adjourn for the Holiday Season. Join us to find out what’s it’s about and how to help Stop Fast Track and dump the TPP.

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Latin Film Night "Hecho en Mexico"

Friday December 13th @ 6:30 PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Hecho en Mexico (Made in Mexico) is an inspiring film exploring what it means to be Mexican, and featuring many of the greatest performers and sharpest minds of Mexico today. Starring: Alejandro Fernandez, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, Don Cheto, Chavela Vargas, Gloria Trevi, Julieta Venegas, Diego Luna, Ruben Albarran, Natalia LaFourcade, Lupe Espa

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Holiday Peace Fair

Saturday December 14th @ 11AM - 2PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Looking for holiday gifts that are not from mainstream corporations?

Unique gifts, Handicrafts from around the world, Books, Peaceful games & toys, Delightful lunch and homemade desserts.

Enjoy free international dancing and musical entertainment!
Children's room with crafts, games and quiet corner.

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Gaza in Crisis: Eyewitness Report from Eva Bartlett

Sunday December 15th @ 6PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

The situation in Gaza is one of critical importance, and is sadly largely far from the corporate media’s radar. The 1.7 million Palestinians locked under blockade, occupation, and now darkness, in the Gaza Strip suffer from an endless list of preventable–and dangerous– injustices, and have been so suffering for years, at least since 2007.

Eva Bartlett will be speaking on the reality of life in Gaza, including the dangers posed to fishers, farmers (and anyone in the border regions), the numerous and layered aspects of the blockade on Gaza, and the various Israeli wars waged upon the Palestinians of Gaza.

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The Path of Non-violent Resistance in Palestine

Friday December 6th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Barby and Vic Ulmer of our developing world will share the stories of the non violent activists they met in Palestine who are committed to non violence and have been working for years to end the occupation. 

 
 

Label GMO Meeting

Saturday November 23rd @ 2PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Join in! Meet your amazing fellow GMO activists at our meeting. Share non-GMO pot luck goodies! Find out where you can plug in to be most effective, match your inclinations and talents, or learn new skills by working together with others.

 
 

Stress Management Workshop

Thursday Nov. 14th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Have Stress? Come to our workshop!
Learn what we can do to reduce stress and relax!

This workshop is perfect for activists as we typically deal with a lot of stress due to our work which is never ending and can often be frustrating.
 

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Latin Film Night "Violeta Went to Heaven"

Friday Nov. 15th @ 6:30 PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Violeta Went to Heaven is a 2011 Chilean biopic about singer and folklorist Violeta Parra, directed by Andrés Wood. The film is based on a biography, written by Ángel Parra, Violeta's son with Luis Cereceda Arenas.

Violeta Parra's revival of Chilean traditional music galvanized a socially and politically committed pan-Latin American folk music movement, the "nueva canción," and became a reference for other Latin American artists committed to their national legacies. 

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The Meaning of Mondragon

Sunday November 17th @ 5PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

With 100,000 workers in 120 cooperatives, no layoffs since 1956 and higher income than Spanish workers, how can we learn from the largest worker-owned cooperatives in the Western world, located in the Basque region of Spain?

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EDGE Film Night "Gasland Part 2" With Guests

Friday November 22nd @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

With guest speakers Lance Simmens, California State Director of Gasland Grassroots, and Bill Hunter of Aromas Cares. GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. 

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Honduras Resists

Tuesday November 5th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

The Brave People Of Honduras In Resistance! Powerful stories and images brought to you by local activists, environmentalists and teachers! Join us for an inspiring FREE evening with incredible local social and
environmental activists, supporting the people in Honduras in their struggle for democracy, social and environmental justice. Come meet them and hear their experience during their trip to Honduras. Hear about stories and see the images of the courageous people in Honduras

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Elliott Adams Speaking on GTMO 80 Day Fast

Friday November 8th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Elliott Adams, Vietnam War veteran fasted for 80 days in solidarity with Guantanamo detainees in protest of their treatment. Come hear Elliott Adams speak about his fast, the conditions at Guantanamo and environmental issues facing America.

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Path to war? Philipines, Korea , Japan & US Military

Sunday Nov 10th @ 6PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Please join us for a panel discussion focusing on the U.S. military "pivot to Asia"

Topics:
Growing U.S. Military Presence in the Philippines- member of Anakbayan Silicon Valley

Japan's Growing Rearmament and Tensions with China- Masao Suzuki, member of Nihonmachi Outreach Committee

Opposition to U.S. construction of U.S. Military Base on Jeju Island in S. Korea- Christine Hong, Asst. Professor at UC Santa Cruz

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Max Blumenthal "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel"

 
 

Josh Ruebner " Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace"

Saturday October 19th @ 4PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

On just the second day of his first term, Barack Obama appointed former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell as his special envoy for Middle East peace and boldly asserted that his administration would “actively and aggressively seek a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”

Far from being an “honest broker” for a just peace, the Obama administration has only enabled Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians...

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Film "Precious Knowledge"

Friday October 25th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Precious Knowledge is a 2011 political documentary centered on the banning of the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District of Arizona. It was directed by Ari Palos and produced by Eren Isabel McGinnis. The film follows the lives of four students and several teachers in the Mexican American Studies program at Tucson High School. It follows the progression of local legislature put into place by the Arizona Department of Education Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne in order to ban the Mexican American Studies programs in the Tucson Unified School District.

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Latin Film Night "Ecuador: Rainforest vs Globalization"

Friday October 11th @ 6:30 PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

When Rafael Correa, an established economist, entered politics, he was a man on a mission. Elected as Ecuador's President in 2006, he quickly transformed a country with archaic structures into a social, independent, ecological and participative democracy. Ecuadoreans now have genuine reason to believe that the rigid structures of the past are no longer acceptable and that they have a voice.

From the Yasuni Initiative, by which the country would no longer rely upon the exploitation of its natural oil resources, to the analyzing of the IMF debt structure, hear from Correa and other Ecuadorean leaders as they present alternatives regarding their political, ecological and economic status in the global marketplace and how they will put their people and the planet before profits. 

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Film "The United States of ALEC"

Sunday October 13th @ 2PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

A Bill Moyers film...

ALEC, the innocent-sounding American Legislative Exchange Council, is behind ultra right-wing laws which have been passed by GOP state legislators all over America - laws to execute the GOP's war on women, "stand your ground," suppress voters' rights, bust the public-employee unions, and privatize schools, prisons, and other vital government services!

The film explores ALEC’s machine at work, detailing what one Wisconsin politician describes as “a corporate dating service for lonely legislators and corporate special interests.”

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Syria: What is Necessary to Bring Peace without U.S. Military Intervention?

Tuesday October 15th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Dr. Paul Larudee was one of 18 delegates who went to Syria in May 2013 to join the Mussalaha Peace Delegation, led by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland. He will discuss the findings of the delegation, the current situation in Syria, and its impact on the Middle East.

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Take Back Your Time Day

Thursday October 3rd @ 7:00PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Speaker: John De Graaf

What is the intersection between reduced working hours at a living wage and happiness? Come hear why shorter working hours—especially in rich countries like the United States—are key to happiness, health and long-term sustainability. The United States, with the longest working hours in the industrial world, scores far below northern European nations in calculations of leisure time, longevity and overall health, while having an ecological footprint nearly twice as large. If the U.S. is the poster child for overwork in the world, Silicon Valley is the epicenter.

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Viet Nam Report Back From Vets For Peace Tour

Friday October 4th @ 7PM

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Veterans for Peace member Greg Miller will report on his recent trip to Viet Nam as a participant in the VFP Spring 2013 Tour. He will discuss the ongoing effects of Agent Orange and unexploded ordnance on the people of Viet Nam and describe VFP efforts to heal the injuries and repair the damage. 

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Compassionate Release For Lynn Stewart!

Thursday October 10th @ 5:30 PM

Carpenter and Mayfield Law Offices
730 N. 1st St., San Jose 

COMMUNITY MEETING WITH REFRESHMENTS

RECEPTION: 5:30 P.M.
TALK: 6:00 P.M.

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Rally Against U.S. Bombing of Syria!


No U.S. war on Syria!
• Americans don't want yet another war
• There is no Congressional authorization for the use of US military force
• There is no United Nations authorization for the use of military force
• War will only increase the death toll, suffering, and displacement

For list of rallies to join read on...

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