speech by Joan Braune at Spokane Citizens Stand Against Racism, Sunday August 13, 2017 As we all know, yesterday in Virginia, several hundred fascists held a rally called Unite the Right. They should have called it “Unite the Left,” because that’s what’s happening. But first, let’s talk about the weekend. This weekend, self-admitted Nazis, KKK […]
In response to the settlement in the Mitchell and Jessen lawsuit, the Peace & Justice Action League released the following statement along with information on upcoming speaking events we are co-hosting with Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture, and Spokane Veterans for Peace-Chapter 035. Statement from Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane: We celebrate […]
PROPOSITION 1 ENCOURAGES DISCRIMINATION THAT HURTS US ALL Everyone should be treated equally and with respect. Proposition 1 wipes away city laws that prevent biased policing and racial profiling that is counterproductive to effective law enforcement, and it doesn’t just stop with the police. It would allow all city employees, including those working at parks, […]
Help send young PJALS leaders to “Building Communities of Hope – Activists Mobilizing for Power” training conference in Portland, OR, Aug 11-13! AMP is a unique three-day training and networking conference for community-based leaders, staff, and volunteers of groups organizing for justice. Read about the small group heading to Portland to build skill, make connections, […]
Food brings people together, this is known all too well, though you need more than just food to nourish your head, heart, and hands. Just over a month ago, Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) hosted Head Heart & Hands: Moving Forward Together Luncheon and it was a remarkable success thanks to Spokane’s […]
Hearing on the Comprehensive Plan Update Monday, June 19 at 6 pm, in City Hall Council Chambers On Monday, the City of Spokane is updating a crucial guiding document. We have concerns.
I had the privilege of sitting down and interviewing former Washington State Senate majority leader, and our keynote speaker for our Head, Heart & Hands luncheon, Lisa Brown. You’ve been a champion of vulnerable populations for quite some time and in your past work in the legislature. How did you get started down the path […]
Peace and War, March 2017 Supporting the Troops, Part 22 If you were asked for a practical solution to end war, where would you begin? If you had a solution to one of the most troubling problems of 21st Century America, how would you bring it to the attention of an authority with the resources and connections […]