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.



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 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.


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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.

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.

Census Bureau Announces Job Openings in 7 West Coast Locations

SEPT. 24, 2018  The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting workers for temporary jobs available in California, Washington, Oregon and Alaska starting this month in advance of the 2020 Census. Hiring events will kick off at local job centers in October. The 2020 Census Jobs website is now accepting applications for area census office managers, field supervisors, census takers and clerks in Anchorage, Alaska; Salem, Ore.; Seattle, Wash.; and Bakersfield, Oakland, Riverside and Van Nuys, Calif.

  • Area census office managers will be responsible for ensuring that 2020 Census operations are completed within budget, on schedule and meet quality standards. They will also manage staff, conduct recruiting for office and field activities, manage personnel and payroll functions, and oversee managers and field staff positions.
  • Census field supervisors will support fieldwork and conduct on-the-job training for census takers. Hours of work for these positions will vary, but will be full time – up to 40 hours per week. Census field supervisors will work day or evening shifts to provide supervisory coverage and support for all census takers.
  • Census takers will work in the field. Hours of work for field positions will vary, but will not exceed 40 hours per week. Some field positions require employees to work during the day to see addresses on buildings. Other field positions require interviewing the public, so employees must be available to work when people are usually at home, such as in the evening and on weekends.
  • Clerks work in an office environment. Clerical work is intermittent; clerks receive pay for hours worked and cannot exceed eight hours per day or 40 hours per week. Although most clerks work during daytime office hours, some may work in the evenings and on weekends.

For more information, please visit the 2020 Census Jobs page, call 1-855-JOB-2020 (562-2020), or visit the Census Bureau’s FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn pages. Applicants may also contact the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/ASCII. read more

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 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.

Change the Name

Equity and Inclusion

Dixie School District, located in San Rafael, California, was named after the Confederacy during the Civil War. It’s time to change Dixie School District’s name to reflect the district’s mission: to promote academic excellence, to nurture lifelong learning, and to support all students. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley took down the Confederate flag when she served as Governor of South Carolina. Many schools no longer sanction “Dixie” as their school fight song including The Citadel, a conservative military college in South Carolina, and high schools in Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, and Virginia. Dolly Parton, who has donated more than 100 million books to children, removed “Dixie” from her business name. We can change too.

Take action

Write a letter to Dixie School District Board of Trustees Dixie School District Board of Trustees must vote to change the name of the district. Dixie School District Board of Trustees: Alissa Chacko, Marnie Glickman, Brad Honsberger, Mark Schott & Jennifer Taekman 380 Nova Albion Way San Rafael, CA 94903 Attend a Dixie School District Board Meeting Share your views with the Board of Trustees in person. The public is allowed to speak during the agenda item, “Public Comment On Items Not On The Agenda.” Open sessions begin at 7:00pm on the following dates in 2018: October 9, November 13 and December 11. Meetings are held at the district office, 380 Nova Albion Way in San Rafael, CA. You can review public agendas online. Write a letter to Marin County Board of Supervisors Marin County Board of Supervisors voted to create Dixie School District in 1864. Marin County Board of Supervisors: Judy Arnold, Damon Connolly, Katie Rice, Dennis Rodoni & Kate Sears 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 329 San Rafael, CA 94903 Learn more


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.