Submitted by pjcsonoma on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:07am
On August 28, 1963, 200,000 people swarmed into the nation’s capital for one of the most iconic moments in the civil rights movement: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. More often remembered today simply as the March on Washington, it was seen by many as a turning point for the civil rights movement, which helped spur passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 10:00am
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 9:58am
In 1964, the Freedom Summer campaign for voting rights in Mississippi appealed to college students to confront one of the great social justice issues of the age. Fifty years later, labor activists challenging the corporate power of Walmart called on the same spirit to lead a small group of students off campuses and into the fight for economic justice on behalf of the giant company’s low-paid workers.
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:12pm
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:33pm
The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County is seeking a part time Center Coordinator.
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:17pm
August 28, 1963
Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to a crowd of half a million gathered on the Mall in Washington, D.C. They gathered there for jobs and freedom.
1983: Three hundred thousand marched in Washington on the 20th anniversary of MLK's "I Have A Dream" speech for the second "March on Washington for Jobs, Peace and Freedom."
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:00pm
August 26 marks the 94th anniversary of U.S. women gaining the right to vote. Today, we celebrate our audacious foremothers of many colors who waged a courageous struggle to improve the lives of women.
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Sat, 08/23/2014 - 12:26am
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:54pm
On Monday night, members of the public packed the meeting of the Community Healing Subcommittee of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force. They were there to express their dismay, sadness, anger and, above all, their fear for their children and for themselves.
These same feelings were expressed at the Board of Supervisors meeting the next day.
Submitted by pjcsonoma on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:47pm
Let's insist on the following principles:
- Well trained, culturally diverse, de-militarized local police forces to protect our neighborhoods.
- The military to defend our nation.
- And a rule of law which applies to a man with a badge and a gun, just as it applies to an unarmed teenager.
The requirements of freedom demand no less.
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