Webinar Wednesdays

New Webinar Wednesday Series: GROW! You’re invited to the new workshop series, GROW: GrassRoots Organizing Workshops! Join PJALS Youth Organizers Sarah Hegde and Ivy Pete for intergenerational, interactive workshops on key skills YOU can use! Learn power-mapping, recruitment, public speaking, campaign planning, self-care, and more! All ages and experience levels welcome. Those who attend four […]

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Community Districting: First Public Hearing on Monday July 19

Your Voice is Needed for Community Districting: First Public Hearing on Monday July 19   No matter our color, background, or whether we live on a country road or in the City of Spokane, Cheney, Airway Heights, Spokane Valley, or Deer Park, most of us believe that voters pick our leaders, our leaders do not […]

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Wanted: PJALS Community Organizer!

The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane engages everyday people to build a just and nonviolent world through community organizing and grassroots leadership development for peace, racial equity, economic justice, and human rights. We are an independent, multi-issue membership-based organization founded in Spokane County in 1975. PJALS 2021-22 strategic priorities are our Young Activist […]

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PJALS Open Mic: Declarations of Heart!

Join us for our second open mic poetry night on Wednesday, July 14, 7-8:30pm. The evening’s theme is “Declarations of Heart”. Sign up here or use the form below, whether you want to perform or just listen to receive a Zoom link. You can share any topical poetry, yours or your favorite poet’s.  

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Annual Membership Meeting: Wed. June 9th

It’s almost time for our Annual Membership Meeting (virtual)! Annual Membership Meeting: Wed. June 9th, 7:00-8:00 PM Checking in each year is one of our ways of being accountable to each other. We hope that you’ll join us whether you’ve been part of PJALS all forty-plus years, or whether you just started following our work. […]

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SURJ Committee Update

From Organizer Adrian Murillo, On SURJ and White Nationalism: It is tempting to think that now that Trump is no longer president, we can all breathe a sigh of relief and get back to “normal.” This would be a mistake. It is better to understand white nationalism as the political/social equivalent of COVID, a pandemic […]

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How’s My Swing, Dr. Strangelove?

From Rusty Nelson, Former PJALS Co-Director: We’ve all been ‘selected’ for special offers that sound too good to be true, and are.  Before me is a provocative offer too bad to be fake.  It’s provocative because it involves a free sports implement, bad because the marketing language boosts the terrifying spiral of American popular and […]

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2021 Legislative Report

Adrian Murillo, Organizer In pre-pandemic times, there would be church bells ringing, people dancing in the streets while old folks smile, chat, children run about underfoot and food vendors hawk their treats. The reason for such celebration? This has been an historic year in the life of Washington’s politics. Legislation we have long held as […]

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PJALS 2021-22 Priorities

Because of members like you, for more than 45 years, Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) has organized for peace, economic justice, racial equity, and human rights. PJALS members have long understood that the problems we seek to address are structural and require long-term transformational organizing, regardless of who is in the White […]

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