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Anti-Asian Racism: Bystander Intervention Training

Tuesday, April 14th 4-5:30 pm This training will be conducted via Zoom.   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 […]

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LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS REQUEST ADDITIONAL EARLY RELEASE & REDUCED CUSTODY IN SPOKANE COUNTY JAIL AS PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTION DURING COVID -19 PANDEMIC

Smart Justice Spokane, ACLU Washington, Columbia Legal Services, Disability Rights WA, The Bail Project and others sent a formal request to Spokane City Officials requesting the following: Immediate Releases are Necessary to Prevent Uncontrollable Outbreak at Spokane County Jail: Release without bond any individual being held on a low bond; Release without bond any individual […]

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COVID-19 response

Because of the risks of COVID-19, the PJALS office is closed and all staff are working from home. All in-person events are canceled and all meetings will take place by phone or videoconference. Email is the most direct way to reach us. We know all of us are safer when all of us are protected! […]

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Arts in Action

  Our Young Activist Leaders Program (YALP) participants are putting together “Arts in Action”, a virtual gallery of social justice art. We invite young people up to 25 years of age to submit performance audio or video (music, dance, speeches, slam poetry) up to 5 min in length, visual art (in any media), or writing […]

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Sign Online to Say “No New Jail”!

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11th Annual Peace & Justice Action Conference: Believing in the Yet to Be!

**Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have cancelled both of these events. We are exploring other options to get Zach’s message to folks in Spokane and will keep you updated. ** Our 11th Annual Peace & Justice Action Conference: Believing in the Yet to Be will be held March 20-21st at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. […]

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No War on Iran – No Racist Islamophobia

March & Teach-In: Saturday January 25, 12:00 – 1:30 pm Gather at 12:00 at the corner of Division & Riverside/Martin Luther King Drive. We’ll march downtown and loop back to end at EWU Riverpoint for a short teach-in inside. We reject Trump-Pence fueling and exploiting racism to manipulate Americans to focus attention on escalations with […]

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No War On Iran

No US-Iran War

Donald Trump ordered the assassination of a top commander in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, Major General Qassim Suleimani.  Make no mistake, this is an illegal and unconstitutional act of war, with no consultation or authorization from Congress. This is a profoundly dangerous escalation that will embolden hardliners and could lead to war with Iran. Remember, […]

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