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Articles Published in December, 2016

Intuition is a Tool for Peace

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. In this edition, Khalilah encourages us to listen and act upon our intuition.

Inside Oceti Sakowin Camp--The People Who Fought To Halt The Dakota Access Pipe Line

With the news of the Obama Administration halting the North Dakota Access Pipeline, the people who've spent months at Oceti Sakowin Camp protecting water from the pipeline have some time of relief and peace before the inauguration of Trump. Lakota/Tongan photographer Julianna BrownEyes-Clifford took photos of the people, from babies to elders who helped halt the pipeline.

#MyMomMakesTheValley Hometown Book Launch

Bringing light to the dangerous and often unspoken toxic reality of the Silicon Valley through the personal reflections of what she lived while her mother worked in valley clean rooms - Janice Sapigao released her first book of poetry, microchips for millions, to a room full of family, friends and fans.

The Crushing Sense of Nobodiness

Part one of an essay by local artist Rich Gutierrez on the rejection of white supremacy throughout the nation's past, linking struggles not only at home but internationally and stepping up to resist again and again.

Supporting Each Other in the Trump Era

With the rise in acts of hate, we have to turn to each other. In that spirit, we are literally asking friends how can we help each other feel supported in potentially harmful situations. Rich Gutierrez has started us off with an anonymous collection of responses. This will be a continuing series.

The Crushing Sense of Nobodiness Part II

Part two of an essay by local artist Rich Gutierrez on the rejection of white supremacy. Here he delves into how people of color in particular are affected by a "system that was built without us in mind."
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