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Internship Reflection by Gian Mitchell One of the greatest things I learned during this internship is what a wonderful organization PJALS is to work for. Honestly, I’m worried this experience may have set the bar too high for my expectations regarding future workplaces. Besides the amazing culture and people at PJALS though, I’m incredibly grateful […]

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Welcome to PJALS: new member orientation!

Welcome new members!  We are so excited to have you as a member.  The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) engages everyday people to build a just and nonviolent world through community organizing and leadership development for human rights, economic justice, and peace. The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane is fueled […]

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Young Activist Leaders Program Summer Session Sign Up!

YALP Summer Session July 21-August 18th!  Aspiring young activists in the Spokane area–12 to 25–are invited to join us for a 5-week virtual training session on how to make the change you want to see and engage in social justice work within our community. All are welcome–whether you are already working on an activist project […]

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Join our Steering Committee!

The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) Steering Committee is seeking applicants to fill positions. You, the members of PJALS are invaluable. This organization would not be what it is without your support. Want us to be more effective? Want a say in the decision making process? Join our Steering Committee. The current […]

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SCAR’s Platform for Change was just the beginning.

By Gian Mitchell, PJALS Intern and Young Activist Leader Besides PJALS’s “Vehicle Procession for Black Lives,” this was the first event I’ve attended in person since the onset of COVID-19. I’ve held back from attending in person events because of my fear of contracting the virus and passing it on to my parents and grandmother. […]

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Defund the Police – resources

In recognition of some confusion around what “defund the police” is calling for, we wanted to provide some resources for you. As an organization committed to supporting the leadership of those most impacted by the issues we work on, we want are following the leadership of the Movement for Black Lives (nationally) and Spokane Community […]

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Support the Racial Equity resolution from Spokane Public School board

The Spokane School Board will be voting on a “Public School Resolution Supporting the SPS Student Community Related to Racial Equity” at their meeting TONIGHT, Wednesday, June 10. This is the result of years of work by community leaders, parents and students. School board members need to hear from community members like you in support […]

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Mayor Woodward proposes to reduce police oversight!

It’s shocking and backwards! In the wake of nationwide unrest due to the murder of George Floyd, Spokane’s Mayor Nadine Woodward released a draft police contract that would reduce independent oversight of the police. You read that correctly — instead of a bold policy to respond to protestor demands to end police violence and invest […]

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