Breathing In Community: PJALS Virtual Benefit, May 19th at 6:00 PM

We are are excited to announce our 2021 Virtual Benefit: Breathing In Community: Healing, Transformation, Joy. Please join us! Why should you RSVP and mark your calendar now? Here are five reasons: Eric K Ward is returning as our keynote speaker! Eric is the director of Western States Center, a thought-leader and organizer with deep experience countering white […]

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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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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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Welcome Adrian!

Welcome Adrian!  Adrian Murillo joined our staff team in December 2020 as our new PJALS Organizer! Adrian is a poet and musician with decades of social justice organizing experience. He is a former PJALS Steering Committee member and Communications Coordinator. We’re so pleased to get to work with him in this new role in our […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend “Breathing in Community” Benefit

2021 Virtual Benefit: Breathing In Community: Healing, Transformation, Joy Wednesday, May 19th, 6:00pm Social time, 6:30pm Program In our Peace and Justice Action League community, we believe everyday people can accomplish extraordinary things together. For more than 45 years, we have organized for racial equity, economic justice, peace, and human rights. As we continue to build […]

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We’re Hiring! Digital Organizer (pt. time contract)

Download a pdf of the job description here. Please share widely! About PJALS: 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 […]

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Action Alert: Tell Biden “We Welcome Refugees”!

On Friday, the Biden administration announced (and then hours later, backtracked) that it would retain Trump’s refugee admissions goal of 15,000–a cap that was historically low and that many of us mobilized against during that last Administration–despite their explicit promise to raise the goal to 62,500. After outcry about this on Friday, the White House […]

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