April 10, 2014 (All day) - April 27, 2014 (All day)
Every year, for over a decade, we’ve presented a selection of powerful films with distinctive human rights themes. The power of film cannot be underestimated to challenge the viewer and promote calls to action. Rather than wallow in despair, the films in this program will put a human face on threats to individual freedom and dignity, and celebrate the ability of the human spirit and intellect to prevail.
April 18, 2014 (All day) - July 31, 2014 (All day)
On the 40th Anniversary of the Portuguese Revolution of April 25, 1974
Political struggles over land, labor, and production in Portugal from 1975 to 1980 as told by fifty-eight original poster cards from newborn political parties, trade unions, and social movements
Sharat G. Lin, who collected the poster cards in 1980, will lead a discussion on the historical context on Tuesday, April 22 at 1-2 pm.
Free and open to the public
April 18, 2014 (All day) - April 24, 2014 (All day)
Every living thing requires water. We humans interact with it in a myriad of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction? And, unless confronted by scarcity, when do we meditate on its ubiquity in creating, sustaining and enriching life?
April 19, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
This family-friendly 5K fun run and walk is being organized in celebration of Earth Day, Water Awareness Month and to highlight the importance of water conservation. By conserving water we can help protect and restore the Wild and Scenic Tuolumne River, the main source of our drinking water. Educating the community about efficient water use is particularly important this year due to drought conditions.
April 19, 2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Two choices one conclusion. Young Israeli activists Maya Wind and Eran Efrati will talk about participating in joint struggle in Palestine - Israel for justice and equality.
In the talk, we share our experiences of joint Palestinian-Israeli struggle for justice and equality. We discuss direct action and protest in the West Bank and efforts to educate the Israeli public about the occupation. We also share our experiences of growing up in segregated Jerusalem and of our Zionist and militaristic education.
April 19, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Eran Efrati and Maya Wind will discuss: growing up in Jerusalem;choosing to oppose the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and to participate in the joint Palestinian-Israeli struggle for justice and equality; engaging in direct action and protest in the West Bank; and working to educate the Israeli public about the occupation.
April 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Members of the Task Force on the Americas will present a report-back following a 10-day delegation to Venezuela. They will discuss meetings with government officials, including the Ombudsman and top security officers; the secretary general of the Latin American Bolivarian Alliance (ALBA); members of the opposition; the US Embassy; cooperatives, schools and agricultural initiatives.
A $5-10 donation is suggested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
April 20, 2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
April 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
An analysis of the current situation in Venezuela will be presented by Roger Harris, President of the Task Force on the Americas.
This program is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.
April 22, 2014 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm
This brief ceremony will mark the beginning of a new archive at SJSU Special Collections containing the historical records of the San José Peace and Justice Center.
Founded in 1957, the San José Peace Center, as it was originally named, is among the oldest continuously-operating peace centers in the United States.
Barby Ulmer, SJPJC Co-founder
Danelle Moon, Director of SJSU Special CollectionsMichelle Cordova, SJPJC PresidentCharlotte Casey, SJPJC Secretary and former president