Thank you to those who were able to join us for Puentes Solidarios, a celebration of Causa Justa :: Just Cause’s work to build unity between Black and Latino communities, and organize everyday people to make change.
We were moved by member testimonies, ranging from shaky-voiced first-time public speakers to old pros like Margarita Ramirez and Alma Blackwell, who are...
[español sigue] Ticket sales are now closed for Bridges of Solidarity! At noon today (Sept 19) we sold out and are not able to offer any more tickets to the event.
Unfortunately, we will not be selling tickets at the door, because we have reached the capacity of the venue with pre-sale tickets.
It is shaping up to be an...
Please join us to celebrate at our biggest event of the year... Puentes Solidarios :: Bridges of Solidarity
- Thursday, September 20, 2012, 6-9pm
- Islamic Cultural Center - 1433 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94612
We are really looking forward to celebrating with you in this special evening, featuring an inspiring program hosted by Davey D, drum performance by Loco Bloco, live music...
"It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains." — Assata Shakur
This is just one of the quotes and images that appear on the T-shirts created by Liberation Ink. Now, the on-line site where people have...
What a Powerful Action!
More than 1,500 people crowded the streets surrounding the meeting, 40 people sat in in the lobby and blockaded entrances to the building and another 30 made it in to the shareholders’ meeting itself.
In an unprecedented move, Wells Fargo locked hundreds of people out of the meeting, filling the seats with their employees and key allies,
CJJC newspaper is out! Some of the stories in our newspaper include how the wave of foreclosures and evictions has created a level of new pressure on the banksters such as Wells Fargo and Bank of America; a story about a tenant who won a battle with his landlord after a long phase of harrassment; a look at the new...
“Donde la mujer avanza, no hay hombre que retroceda.” --Zapatista saying
“When women advance, there’s no man who moves backwards.”
2012 has brought with it a surge of leadership in our organization, reflecting our community, and advancing our work for social justice.
(Image from Women of Color Leadership Network)
Vanessa Moses, veteran lead organizer, has stepped up to work alongside her...
Housewarming at Our New Office
Can you help us warm our new office on Friday, March 9th in West Oakland?
Come have some snacks, drinks and conversation at our new West Oakland office. After two years at the California Hotel, we found a great building just blocks away and we want your help to break it in.
OUR WEST OAKLAND OFFICE HAS MOVED!
After two years in the California Hotel, the building is undergoing major renovations so we need to move. Luckily, we found a great space right down the street!
Come visit us at our new street address:
3268 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608
Our SF and East Oakland offices are still the same and...
Image coutesey Sean MacEntee/Creative Commons
Sports & Resistance on Both Sides of the Bay
San Francisco: Tuesday, Jan. 17th - 6:30-8:00pm at Sports Basement (1590 Bryant St, San Francisco)
Oakland: Wednesday, Jan. 18th - 6:30-8:00pm at CJJC's West Oakland Office (3463 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland)
SPORTS & RESISTANCE: A discussion of marathons & the social justice struggle over the long haul...
JOIN CJJC’S TEAM AND RUN FOR JUSTICE IN THE OAKLAND RUNNING FESTIVAL, March 24-25, 2012
Anyone can Join!
Click here to register!
So.... Join CJJC’s 3rd Annual All-Star Team to have fun, get in shape, celebrate Oakland, and support CJJC’s work bringing together low-income Latin@ and African-American residents to fight for housing justice and immigrant rights in the Bay Area.
As part of the CJJC team, you will receive tons of resources and encouragement to help you take on this challenge (including training schedules, group runs, and even running mixes to keep you going!), plus you’ll take part in a beautiful event, get a limited edition t-shirt to wear on race day, and raise funds for a fierce grassroots organization by collecting donations from your sponsors.
If you are interested in joining the team and running the 5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, or 4-Person Team Relay, or entering the wee ones into the Kids Fun Run, click here to register (it just takes 5min!).
¡ÚNASE AL EQUIPO DE CJJC Y CORRA POR LA JUSTICIA EN EL MARATÓN DE OAKLAND, 24-25 de MARZO, 2012
Todos pueden participar! Únase al 3ra Equipo Anual de CJJC para divertirse, ponerse en forma, celebrar Oakland y apoyar el trabajo que hace Causa Justa:: Just Cause para reunir a los residentes afroamerican@s y latin@s a luchar por la justicia de vivienda y derechos de inmigrantes en el Área de la Bahía.
Como parte de nuestro equipo, usted recibirá muchos recursos y ánimo para asumir este reto (incluyendo horarios de entrenamiento, música para mantenerse en marcha, y aún vamos a salir a correr como grupo algunas veces!). Además, usted tomará parte en un evento hermoso, recibirá una camiseta de edición limitada para ponerse el día de carrera, y recaudará fondos para una organización de base fuerte por recoger donaciones de sus patrocinadores.
Si usted está interesad@ en unirse al equipo y correr la carrera de 5km, medio maratón, maratón, o la carrera de relevos de 4 personas, o entrar l@s niñ@s en el Kids Fun Run, haga clic [aquí] para inscribirse (solo se tarda 5 minutos!).
We are throwing a Sustainer Celebration on Thursday August 25th from 6pm-9pm in San Francisco at 518 Valencia Street.
Join us for delicious food, live music, and fabulous company as we honor and celebrate all the community members like yourself who help keep us going!
Causa Justa :: Just Cause's Sustainer Celebration takes place:
Where: 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco
When: Thursday, August 25th from 6:00-9:00pm
But first, become a Just Cause Sustainer! Click here (https://cj.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=5) to sign up today and help CJJC raise $10,000 through monthly contributions by the end of the summer.
By making a monthly financial contribution that we can count on, you will be helping us establish a consistent stream of income that will help pay for critical work that includes -
- Continued tenant rights counseling in Oakland and San Francisco... in the last year alone our counselors helped nearly 1,300 people protect their housing.
- Fighting foreclosures and preventing the displacement of low-income homeowners... people like Joan Phillips, a life-long East Oakland resident of over 50 years, depend on our support in taking on Bank of America and winning the fight to keep the home her parents left her.
- Passing critical immigrant rights policies... in the last year CJJC has been actively involved in the national and state-wide effort to push back against S-Comm, a federal program that turns local law enforcement officers into ICE agents. In San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda County we worked to pass resolutions that supported the TRUST Act a state legislation that would allow California to opt out of implementing S-Comm in our state.
- Supporting CJJC's participation and leadership in numerous local, regional, state-wide and national coalitions and alliances... Regional Bank Accountability Coalition, 6 Wins Network, San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network, Oakland Peoples' Housing Coalition, Right to the City Alliance, California Calls, ACUDIR, Mission SRO Collaborative, East Oakland Building Healthy Communities, California Partnership, San Francisco Rising, Oakland Rising, Grassroots Global Justice, Oakland Climate Action Coalition and many, many more...
- Supporting working class immigrants, tenants and homeowners in knowing and exercising their rights, engaging in the economic and political processes that affect their lives and in building their own peoples' organization .... Causa Justa :: Just Cause!
Large or small, we'll take it all ~~ with MUCH appreciation
We would deeply appreciate a contribution of $10 a month to CJJC, but larger or smaller contributions are welcome as well. If you sign up before the Sustainer Celebration you will receive a special limited edition gift. Sign up here (https://cj.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=5) to become a Just Cause Sustainer! Then mark you calendar to join us for the Just Cause Sustainer Celebration on August 25th!
Download our CJJC training programs to get started today!/
Marathon 5K Team Beginners Training Program. Click here to download.
Half Marathon Team Training Program for Beginners. Click here to download.
Walker Team Training Program for Everyone. Click here to download.
Baje nuestros programa de entrenamiento aquí para ponerse en marcha hoy!
Programa de entrenamiento para correr el 5K para principiantes. Haga clic aquí.
Programa de entrenamiento para el medio maratón para principiantes. Haga clic aquí.
Programa de entrenamiento para caminar el 5K para tod@s. Haga clic aquí.
Meet our Interim Volunteer Coordinator!
More about our Interim Volunteer Coordinator: Raven comes to CJJC with an interest in affordable housing accessibility for disenfranchised populations. CJJC sparked her interest “because of its grassroots approach to advocacy for social justice,” said Raven.
Raven has a background in affordable housing work. . The West Oakland native is a graduate of UC Davis and currently enrolled in their Community Development Master's program. “I want to gain a better understanding of the issues facing low-income residents in the East Bay and I see CJJC as a perfect avenue for this,” said Raven.
CJJC has about 80 volunteers who do everything from stuffing envelopes to outreach to helping support the Tenant Rights' Clinic.
Said Molly, “Our volunteers play a vital role in the organization. They strengthen the organizational infrastructure and help us win campaigns for tenant and immigrant rights. There are lots of opportunities for people to get involved and that’s exciting. I’m going to miss everyone but it feels great that I’m leaving the job in very capable hands. See you in December!”