San Jose Peace & Justice Center

Take the Defense of All Families Pledge

The Coordinating Council of the Peace & Justice Center calls on its members to sign on to the Defense of All Families Pledge. With candidates for Congress and the White House promising to fight against recognizing GLBTQ families, we need a more inclusive and welcoming pledge. Our friends at Reach And Teach have put together a wonderfully inclusive statement.

The immediate goal over the next month is to get over 10,000 signatures and we can use your help by signing the pledge and preading the word. Click the link below to read and sign the pledge:

Join our TV/video team!


The SJ Peace & Justice Center has a TV show on San Jose Comcast cable Channel 15. Starting August, 15 48south7th  will be broadcast on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.(Until then, it's Thursday at 10 p.m.) Since its launch in June, we have produced and aired four shows dealing with post-traumatic  stress disorder (PTSD), the military's plan to control the world from space, South Bay residents' efforts to cope with the health care crisis, and a  benefit concert by David Rovics.  You can watch the shows online  and get more information about the issues covered in each show at

If you or your group would like to know how to get involved, contact us. If you have or would like to develop your camera skills (studio and field), video editing, interviewing, graphics, research, or outreach savvy, we'd like to hear from you. Email us at



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How You Can Help

Take Action! Support Your SJPJC

The San Jose Peace and Justice Center is comprised of people with a wide range of interests, points of view, and talents. If you’d like to join with us to work for peace, please contact us and we’ll help you find your niche. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in any and all activities sponsored by the SJPJC and our partners.


Ways to Get Involved

Call (408) 297-2299 or write sjpjc[at] to let us know how you would like to help. Which task meets your interests and skills?

Volunteer Your Time (hourly commitment)

Tabling Outreach
As needed 4 – 6 hours a month or more
Set up a table at an event with SJPJC materials and engage passers-by at the event. This position requires someone who enjoys talking to people and will encourage their involvement.

Office Support
3 – 5 hours per week
Welcome visitors. Answer the phone, write thank you notes. Help maintain our lending library and office space.

Phone Banking
Evenings, or weekends as needed. Call SJPJC supporters and community folks interested in social justice issues to inform them of upcoming events and other timely info. If you enjoy talking to people on the phone, this is the job for you.

Photography & Journalism
Articles and photos needed on a regular basis for the SJPJC Web site and every 4 months for the Peace Times newsletter. Document the events and activities of the SJPJC and its member groups with your camera and/or pen, and submit your work to the newsletter editor, or to the SJPJC Web site.

Help Publicize Events
On call 2–3 hours a week as event date approaches.
Send announcements to news outlets, radio, television and online calendars via email and fax. Generate and send press releases for special events. Follow-up announcements with phone calls when appropriate. Design and produce event flyers.

Other Opportunities (non-hourly commitments)

Join a Campaign
Invite the SJPJC to your community!

Donate to the Peace and Justice Fund

Support 50 years of nonviolent social change! Pledge a monthly gift to the San Jose Peace and Justice Center to support our educational programs and war resistance work. We are counting on you to create a reliable income from which to continue our work, plan future endeavors and continue to grow.

Our hope is that to commemorate our 50 years of activism, 50 supporters will sign up to be sustainers, making a contribution of at least $10/month. This pledge can conveniently be done on-line, mailed in or dropped off.

Your tax-deductible donations are critical to our ongoing work for peace and social justice. Note that the Donate button takes you to the page for the Collins Foundation, our fiscal sponsor. This ensures that your donation is tax-deductible.

Click the Donate button below


or write a check to:

San Jose Peace & Justice Center

and send it to 48 S. 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112


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