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Join our Peace & Justice Action Committee!

Join our Peace & Justice Action Committee! By Shar Lichty, PJALS Organizer                Our Peace and Justice Action Committee has been busy working on ways to increase awareness of the connections between what Dr. King referred to as the triple evils: poverty; racism; and militarism in our work to advance peace and justice.                This […]

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2 ways we’re showing up for racial justice

2 ways we’re showing up for racial justice By Taylor Weech, SURJ committee chair                Our Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) committee is gearing up for a big summer and we want you to join us in building community support for campaigns impacting racial justice in our community. SURJ is a national, chapter-based organization […]

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No New Jail

The Smart Justice Spokane coalition, of which PJALS is a founding member, has released a letter to the Spokane County Board of Commissioners. We wrote to raise concerns we have with part of the current process that the County and City have undertaken to evaluate Spokane’s criminal justice system and the potential for replacing the […]

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SURJ Summer Canvas

Join our Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) committee this summer as we do outreach at events and go door to door to engage more everyday people in Spokane in a couple of important racial justice campaigns! We are going out in support of No New Jail and to raise awareness of the need for […]

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Activists Mobilizing for Power

Activist training conference coming to Spokane, Sept 6-8 Western States Center is bringing their flagship activist training conference to Spokane. Activists Mobilizing for Power (AMP) attracts hundreds of social justice leaders from across the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West for three days of shared learning and opportunities to develop our relationships, skills, and analysis. This is […]

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From Venezuela to the border and beyond: Stop the spiral of violence!

We are recognizing once again the increased fervor of the U.S. war machine with these recent actions from the Trump-Pence Administration: Increased aggression and preparations for war against Iran. Calling for war in Venezuela by expanding sanctions, breaking diplomatic ties, failure to maintain open channels of communication with leaders, and reminding the world that “all […]

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PJALS Statement on Liberty State Gala

It is repugnant that anyone who represents our community — such as County Prosecutor Larry Haskell and City Council member Mike Fagan — would choose to associate themselves with this effort that calls for violence, this effort to literally divide us, this effort that is counter to the First Amendment Constitutional principle of separation of […]

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Nonviolent De-escalation Training for Pride

Monday, June 3rd 5:30-8 pm Saranac Building, 3rd Floor Learning Studio, 25 W. Main This training is for those who are interested in joining the PJALS trained peacekeeper team. We also encourage Pride volunteers and participants who would like to gain skills to help promote a peaceful atmosphere at Pride. This workshop will have a […]

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