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Nonviolent De-escalation Training for Pride!

Thursday, May 31st 5:30-8:30 pm Saranac Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 25 W. Main 5:30pm light refreshments 6:00-8:30 training This training is for those who are interested in joining the PJALS trained peacekeeper team. This workshop will have a specific focus on preparation for peacekeeping at the Pride parade on Saturday, June 9th. To help […]

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2018 Benefit Luncheon – a wonderful gathering!

Our deep appreciation to all the guests who came to our “Everyday People Building Beyond the Moment” Benefit Luncheon last week, to the table hosts who invited such marvelous people, to the sponsors who made the event possible, to the volunteers who made it flow smoothly, and to our inspiring speakers! If you weren’t able […]

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Handful of Salt March-April-May 2018

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“Organizing, troublemaking, peacemaking, changemaking, plus fun at the same time” PJALS 2018 Priorities

By Liz Moore, PJALS Director On a cold and icy day in January, I joined our PJALS Steering Committee at a planning retreat to set priorities for 2018-2019. We discussed your responses to the member survey, the sober realities of the current political landscape locally and nationally, what makes PJALS unique and strong, and how […]

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Legislative Update on Criminal Justice Reform: some disappointment, many victories

By Shar Lichty, PJALS Organizer This year’s short legislative session was a whirlwind with the new majority seeming to have an agenda of finally pushing through as many progressive bills that have been stalled in recent years as possible. A lot of legislation that will advance equity and justice in our state was passed this […]

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 On Peace & War: Prepping a New Generation of Truth-Tellers

By Rusty Nelson, former PJALS co-director In a community of people who care about what happens in Syria, D.C., Olympia, and around the corner, one can be overwhelmed by calls to action. Choosing a struggle for personal engagement would be almost impossible except that the most compelling struggles often have a way of choosing us. […]

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Vital that we come together

By Caty Youso, PJALS Intern As a PJALS intern for the last 6 months, I have learned so much about what the organization stands for. I am glad to be here because what I have stood for most of my life very much aligns with PJALS’ mission and values.

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Open eyes, warm heart

By Megan Juneau, PJALS Intern Over the last six months as an intern, I have had many eye-opening, humbling experiences. I have had the pleasure of working with Greater Spokane Progress, Smart Justice Spokane, the NAACP, Spokane’s city council members, the Inland Northwest Death Penalty Abolition Group, the Young Activist Leaders Program, the Spokane Police […]

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