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Latest news


2016 Peace & Economic Justice Action Conference

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 | 12:12pm | Comment on this

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.

Eventbrite - 2016 Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference

 

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Community Forum on Police Leadership

Monday, Jan 11, 2016 | 11:11am | Comment on this

What do you believe our community needs in our next Police Chief? Please come make your voice heard!

 Community Forum on Police Leadership

Thursday January 21, 6:30 – 8:00

Community Building Lobby, 35 W. Main

Snacks provided

 Sponsored by: Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane, Spokane Police Accountability & Reform Coalition, Greater Spokane Progress, Smart Justice Spokane, Center for Justice, Spokane NAACP

Mayor Condon’s Police Leadership Advisory Committee is seeking community input to prepare for hiring the next police chief.  Read more »


Tamir Rice Solidarity Action – Black Lives Matter!

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 | 2:14pm | Comment on this

Black Lives Matter

Tuesday Jan 12, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Main & Division, in downtown Spokane; then inside the Community Building at 35 W. Main.

12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by Cleveland police officers who were not indicted. Together, we’ll go out to hold signs to say Black Lives Matter and call for a Dept of Justice investigation, at the intersection of Division and Main. Then at 6:00 we’ll gather inside the Community Building for discussion.

A joint event of EWU Black Student Union, Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane, and NAACP of Spokane.

Invite your friends or share on Facebook here!


Give now to double your gift!

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 | 11:11am | Comment on this

As a member of the Steering Committee of PJALS, as this incredible, busy, and full yearTaylor Weech, PJALS Steering Committee membercomes to a close, I am writing to ask you to join me in supporting the important, inspiring work of the Peace & Justice Action League

We all have a lot to celebrate during our 40th anniversary year! Right now, we’re celebrating a matching challenge from our generous long-time friends and supporters Jim Sheehan, Mary Alberts, and other dedicated members. Together, they will match all gifts made before midnight December 31st, up to $7635!

I know you already appreciate the work that PJALS does, so I’m hoping you’ll take advantage of this offer to double the value of your own gift.

Will you join me in supporting the Peace and Justice Action League?
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You are invited: PJALS Holiday Party!

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 | 1:13pm | Comment on this

snow for our Holiday party

Thursday, December 17, 5:30—8:00

Community Building Lobby, 35 W. Main

Join us for a celebration of our 40 years of work for peace & justice, with poetry, exhibits highlighting our work for economic justice and peace, and a brief program!

Bring food to share if you wish, or just come join the party!

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Fellowship Of Reconciliation (FOR) honors PJALS with their “Local Hero” Peace Award at their Centennial celebration on November 7, 2015 in New York City

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 | 1:13pm | Comment on this

Fellowship of Reconciliationby Mark Hamlin

We were so honored to receive the news that the national Fellowship of Reconciliation would recognize PJALS for our work as part of their 100 year anniversary celebration events in New York City! I was excited to have our efforts publicly acknowledged and honored in this way by this very highly respected organization, of which PJALS is one of many world-wide affiliates.

I was asked to go to New York to represent PJALS to receive the award. I was excited to be going to New York, for my first time, but hesitated when I was told that I would need to give an acceptance speech. After my initial anxiety about that, I realized how important it was to share the work that we do at PJALS.

It was more than worth it as I enjoyed every bit of my time at all of the events. It started with the Centennial exhibit on Thursday evening for the opening reception at the Union Theological Seminary James Chapel. The exhibit of the history of FOR at the chapel was an amazing presentation of the events of the past 100 years of the FOR’s involvement in peace and justice efforts. I was inspired and very impressed with the work that went into the displays that covered the walls of the chapel. Read more »


Responding to Manufactured Fear

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 | 1:13pm | Comment on this

Whitman Nerudaby Whitman Neruda

This is in response to the Aug. 13 Inlander article, “Manufacturing Fear.”

First, our view as progressives is this: we don’t want big, intrusive government; we want an effective, responsive government and a human-scaled, people-first economy. We want to mid-wife a transformed America adept at non-violent communication and the skills that negotiate our differences, much in the way of a good marriage, out of love and respect.

We believe everyone has the right to talk about injustice, perceived or experienced.

The problem is too many people on both sides agitate and exaggerate, fear mongering and slandering their way through cyber space. They appear psychologically addicted to the adrenalin of hate. Read more »


Our priority areas for 2016-17

Friday, Nov 27, 2015 | 1:13pm | Comment on this

As determined by our member priority survey responses and our Steering Committee!

  1.  A Just Society: Smart Justice and Police Accountability
  2. Peace: Truth in Recruitment, Consciousness-Raising about Militarism, and Mobilizing against War!
  3. Human Rights Community Organizing: Building collective power with targeted communities.
  4. Ending the Death Penalty in Washington as our top legislative priority.

Exposing & transforming systems of violence & oppression to create beloved community and build a just and nonviolent world.