Tag: Police Violence

Respect to Colin Kaepernick for Investing His Time, Resources, and Spirit to Communities Fighting for Justice

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee, his actions brought worldwide attention to the current state of oppression in America, and simultaneously emboldened the movement that is fighting for justice for communities of color throughout the nation.

I'm a U.S. Air Force Veteran and an Oakland Raider Fan Who Stands with Kaepernick

A Raider fan and US Air Force veteran writes about supporting Kaepernick something bigger than football: Human Rights.

Like Colin Kaepernick, I Might Sit Down Too

A sports fan who both loves the United States as well as deplores its "ugly underbelly," Sajid Khan has often felt torn while sitting at Cal, Warriors, A's, and 49er games he attends. When the anthem starts, he has stood, but not sung, or placed his hand over his heart, as a way to strike a balance. But he writes, emboldened by Colin Kaepernick, he too might sit down.

San Jose Families Rally Together for #FreedomNow

San Jose families who lost loved ones to police violence, rallied together in solidarity with The Movement for Black Lives. Laurie Valdez, whose partner was killed by San Jose State Police has been a leader in reaching out to other families who have experienced the same unspeakable loss, so that they know that they do not walk the long road to justice alone.

Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and San Jose: The Bay Area Reacts To Ongoing Police Violence

Within the past couple of days there has been an uproar of police violence and lives lost, from Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, Fullerton, and sadly right in our city of San Jose. Here are some photos from this week of folks showing up for justice for those who've lost their lives.

VIDEO: Families Who've Been Torn By Police Shootings Are Uniting For Justice

"The club that no one wants to be in", Laurie Valdez said at the event and anniversary of 2 loved ones lost from police shootings. Other families who've also lost loved ones came to remember them as elders, youth, community organizers joined them to hear their stories and the necessary steps to justice.

The Spirit of Peace Provides an Ever-Present Opportunity for Healing

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, this column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This week the Dance of Peace brought a much needed healing energy to an emotional event aimed at ending police violence, organized by loved ones of those lost to police in San Jose and nearby cities. Later, a meaningful display of connection with an officer during the Tuesday dance of peace demonstrated another tiny victory of the dance of peace.

One Year Later, Phillip Watkins Deserved to Live

On the one year anniversary of when 23-year-old Phillip Watkin's life was cut short by two San Jose Police officers, his mother Sharon speaks about that day, the lonely road that follows, and how she is standing together with other families to organize, heal, and stop police brutality.
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