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March for Racial Justice: Saturday June 17

March for Racial Justice Saturday June 17, 1pm-2pm Liberty Park, in East Central Spokane Share to spread the word! The Spokane Minister’s Fellowship, Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR), and Spokane NAACP have organized a March for Racial Justice, being held in conjunction with Spokane’s annual Juneteenth celebration, to highlight the community’s displeasure with the verdict […]

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40 Years of PJALS: Praxis Podcast Posted!

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For our 40th Anniversary, dedicated PJALS member and journalist Tim Connor worked with Hamilton Studio to create a beautiful video for us featuring some of the many voices who have built and sustained PJALS over these four decades. Our steering committee member Taylor Weech, who also hosts the weekly radio show Praxis on KYRS, re-mixed […]

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Hundreds Stand for Peace

At a vigil-rally jointly sponsored by PJALS and the NAACP, hundreds of people gathered outside the county courthouse on July 9 in a show of solidarity and support in the aftermath of the killings in Minnesota, Louisiana, and Dallas. Among others, Phil Tyler, president of the NAACP, Sandy Williams, publisher of The Black Lens newspaper, […]

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Action Conference 2016

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2016 Peace & Economic Justice Action Conference

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Register now for our 7th Annual Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference on February 26-27, 2016 Once again we will be at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Ft. George Wright Dr., Spokane, WA.  

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PJALS Receives Fellowship of Reconciliation Local Hero Peace Award

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PJALS received FOR’s Local Hero Award for outstanding service to the community in Nov. 2015 in New York City. The January issue of The Fig Tree features a story about long time PJALS member Mark Hamlin’s trip to NYC to accept the award on behalf of PJALS. “As part of the 100th anniversary celebration of […]

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Civil rights groups rally for more law enforcement oversight

Author: Jeff Humphrey, KXLY4 Reporter , jeffhu@kxly.com Published On: Sep 02 2015 06:57:32 PM PDT SPOKANE, Wash. -A national trend toward more police accountability has now caught up with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.On Wednesday, several civil rights groups, including the Center for Justice and the NAACP called for independent citizen oversight of sheriff’s deputies in use of […]

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Petition for sheriff’s office independent review is a political move, Knezovich says

September 2, 2015 Petition for sheriff’s office independent review is a political move, Knezovich says Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2015/sep/02/petition-for-sheriffs-office-independent-review/?print-friendly Calling the process of selecting an ombudsman for the Spokane Police Department “a political nightmare,” Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich on Tuesday dismissed a petition requesting independent civilian oversight for his department as redundant. “This is being driven by […]

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