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We’re launching our spring fundraising campaign, in the midst of pandemic times. People in positions of power are using this coronavirus crisis to advance their own anti-democratic agendas. The greedy few at the top want to add fuel to systems that only work for them, while they try to divide us against each other based […]

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PJALS Spring 2020 Newsletter

PJALS staff: From top left: Organizer Shar, Director Liz, Development Coordinator Farand, Youth Organizers Sarah and Taylor

PJALS 2020 Priorities – and our key strategies. Member Survey Results – priorities and feedback from members like you Our Young Activist Leaders Program is still proceeding through the pandemic — virtually! – creating an online gallery of Arts in Action! Smart Justice Spokane Coalition Is Extremely Concerned About Racial Inequities In Recent Jail Releases – nine immediate […]

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Webinar Wednesdays

We hope you’ll join us for our community events in virtual space! We’re delighted to present a series of interactive webinars to accomplish the goals of our cancelled Action Conference: deepening analysis, sharing tools, sharpening skills, improving strategies, and weaving stronger relationships. We launched the series with the Special Membership Meeting on April 15, where […]

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Webinar: Understanding and Preventing Online Recruitment of Youth Into Hate Movements

Wednesday, May 13th 7-8:15 pm via zoom   It is reasonable to assume that any child or teenager who is spending hours a day or a week online has been exposed to neo-Nazi or white supremacist propaganda, whether they know it or not. Sometimes propaganda is presented as “edgy humor” or may take the form […]

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Webinar: Anti-Asian Racism-Bystander Intervention Training

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing an alarming increase in biased incidents and hate crimes against people of Asian descent in the United States and across the world. President Trump and others in positions of power have tied the virus to Chinese people and individuals are blaming Asian Americans for the outbreak. Asian Americans […]

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2020 Priorities

Thank you so much for your support of PJALS. Your dedicated and generous support over years is the reason we are celebrating 45 years this fall.   The PJALS Steering Committee set our 2020 priorities at a retreat with staff in February. Together, staff and Steering Committee discussed the Member Priority Survey Results, the paradoxes […]

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2020 Member Priority Survey Results

The 2020 Member Priority Survey was circulated in November-December 2019, and 159 people responded – the largest response we’ve had!

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Our Young Activist Leaders Program is still proceeding through the pandemic-virtually!

YALP has an event at the end of every year, and this year YALP was planning on a social justice art showcase night with the categories writing, video, performing arts, and visual arts, called Arts in Action. The idea came from the essay contest PJALS ran in the 80’s called Compose Peace. However, because of […]

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