San Jose Peace & Justice Center
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On June 11, I started my internship at the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. To say the least, I was apprehensive; living in the privileged bubble of Almaden Valley, I felt like I would not have enough experience to contribute to this amazing center. I am grateful to report that nearly a month after starting, I have already felt like I have been able to make huge contributions to the center. Whether it be from updating our weekly newsletter to inform you about our events or assisting with the community dinner, it has been so gratifying to work with a team so passionate about social justice and improving our South Bay community.
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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. You can also fill out our volunteer application at Which task meets your interests and skills?

Volunteer Your Time (hourly commitment)

Tabling Outreach

As needed 4 – 6 hour shifts as needed. 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. Assemble and edit our weekly email newsletter. 

Video, Photography, & Journalism

Articles and photos needed on a regular basis for the SJPJC Web site and twice a year 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.

Social Media and Blogging

Help maintain SJPJC's various socail media platforms, including instagram, facebook, and twitter, making sure they are active in promoting local events and issues. Articles on various topics are needed for the blog on a regular basis as well.  

 Other Opportunities (non-hourly commitments)

Internship programs from sponsoring organizations

Donate to the Peace and Justice Fund

Support 60 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 60 years of activism, 60 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 on the Right

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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Join our Team!!

We have a new volunteer application and it's easy enough to do online!!

For our 60 years of activity, we have remained mostly a volunteer-run organization. We need more volunteers to help us at the Center. From office skills to tabling outreach, writing to graphic design, your time is a valued addition to what we do. We need local people who can volunteer in the office and at events. 

Fill out your application and let us know what position(s) you are interested in. We look forward to having you as part of our team!!

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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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