Category: The Blogful of Salt

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Showing Up for Racial Justice committee update

Our SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) committee has continued to meet via zoom on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Before COVID shook up our way of working, we had big plans to continue our doorbelling and outreach effort along with continuing our efforts to do direct support, financial and otherwise, to local […]

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