The Social Justice Center of Marin

The Social Justice Center of Marin (SJCM) works to promote Social Justice in the Marin community, in our country and in the world. We work with individuals and other organizations as part of a progressive political movement to support peace, social and environmental justice locally and globally. We want to keep you informed, aware and inspired. By staying active in local events we raise community awareness and the resulting cooperation helps us find solutions. Our events and calendar page will give you more information about what we are doing in the near future. We at SJCM are working within the community to help people create solutions to everyday problems. We invite you to volunteer and join us in building a stronger community.

About SJCM is dedicated to the following mission:

  • To engage in and to provide information about issues which affect public policy in social, economic and environmental arenas.
  • To seek out and work toward solutions that foster the attainment of a sustainable, just society.
  • To support and participate with individuals and coalitions that promote authentic democracy, human rights, equality and a healthy environment for all.
  • To empower citizens to be more effective through a process of education leading to inspiration and activism.

Please contact us to learn more about the Social Justice Center of Marin.

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SOCIAL JUSTICE CENTER OF MARIN

The Social Justice Center of Marin (SJCM), is a 501(c)3 and a 501(c)4 organization.  SJCM works to promote Social Justice in the Marin community, in our country and in the world. We work with individuals and other organizations as part of a progressive political movement to support peace, social and environmental justice locally and globally.

THE MARIN ACTIVIST NEWSLETTER:

The Social Justice Center of Marin produces the Marin Activist Newsletter and Blog.

Our local writers engage our community with local issues that affect our daily lives, creating thought provoking discussions, many times leading to action. Please contact us if you want participate.

SJCM NEWSLETTER LINKS:

Social Justice Center of Marin Activist 2013 Social Justice Center of Marin Activist 2015 Social Justice Center of Marin Activist 2017

SJCM and the Media Action Marin Action Committee

We continue to be an influential force in creating CMCM TV. This task force works both on issues surrounding KPFA and the Pacifica Foundation and on issues relating to community access television here in Marin. The most recent focus is the franchise agreement that is being negotiated by the Marin Telecommunications Agency with Comcast.  

The Media Action Marin task force is working to ensure that the Marin community has access to the public airwaves, which we own, and that Broadband be available to the unserved and underserved. This task force has recently completed their Media Democracy Bill of Rights for Telecommunications Policy. Both areas of focus are fundamental for giving communities a voice other than in our corporate-controlled undemocratic media.

 

“About 5G: Health, Safety and a Viable Alternative” 

A panel discussion—Free Event

 

Saturday, 11/17,  2:45 p.m. to  5:00 p.m.

Community Media Center of Marin

819 “A” Street, San Rafael

Seating is limited:  Must RSVP

 

3:00-4:00 p.m. (1 hour) Panel discussion hosted by Peter B. Collins, with Dr. Jacqueline   Chan, D.O,  Bob Berg, Vicki Sievers, and Aden Liggett

4:00-5:00 pm (1 hour)   Q & A Moderated by Peter B. Collins, local politicians and panelists 5G discussion in Marin:  Ford Greene, San Anselmo Councilmember;  Larry Bragman, MMWD Boardmember and former Fairfax Councilmember, Frank Egger, former longtime Fairfax Councilmember

LIMITED SEATING: MUST RSVP

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Make Marin Count: 2020 Census

The 2020 Census will likely be the most difficult census in recent history, and there could not be more at stake. With the 2020 Census less than two years away, California and Marin County are at serious risk of an undercount which would result in the loss of billions of dollars in Medicaid, SNAP, and Medicare resources as well as a congressional seat. However, with the addition of the citizenship question and the climate of fear cultivated by the federal administration, ensuring a complete and accurate count, particularly among the state’s immigrant communities and communities of color, will be more difficult than ever. Dr. Robert Eyler, Chief Economist, Marin Economic Forum Paul M. Cohen, Principal, PMCohen Public Affairs Lia Bolden, Partership Specialist San Francisco Bay Area, U.S. Census Bureau Kristin Drumm, Senior Planner, Marin County Community Development Agency Canal Alliance hosted this event to bring together leaders, information resources and ideas to ensure everyone counts in Marin County.

California YIMBY is a community of neighbors who welcome more neighbors. We believe that an equitable California begins with abundant, secure, affordable housing. We focus on housing and land use policy at the state and local level to ensure grassroots organizers and city leaders have the tools they need to accelerate home building. Our current housing policies have set up a lose-lose situation, where newcomers compete with long-term residents for sparse – and therefore increasingly expensive – housing. We are building a grassroots movement and empowering local YIMBY organizations to lay the groundwork for more housing construction for people of all income levels, which will reduce displacement, temper home prices and rents, and allow California communities to grow responsibly.

Join Marin YIMBY https://www.facebook.com/MarinYIMBY/ We are building our base. Do you have friends being priced out of Marin, forced to move? Get them to join in and raise our voices so our elected officials hear the need for more affordable housing. Join people from across Marin frustrated by the lack of housing here to talk about how we can take action and make sure Marin County has room for everyone. We’ll get to know one another, go over opportunities for action at the local and state level, and discuss tried and true organizing methods to help us bring about the change we need.

MARIN CITY NUTRITION PROGRAM

In 2010 and 2011, the Marin City Nutrition Program task force developed and expanded new programs within the schools in the Marin City Sausalito School District. The children that participated feel very proud of their efforts to bring fresh healthy food into the school. There is now a Wellness Council that ensures that the food prepared for the schools is “fresh, organic and plentiful!” For more information please call Leticia Jones at (415) 368-2333.