Category: The Blogful of Salt

Peace & Justice Action Committee (PJAC) Update

Our Peace & Justice Action Committee (PJAC) continues to meet via zoom on the first Thursday of each month. Our committee has joined with other folks to form the Spokane Advocacy Team which is part of the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s (FCNL) Advocacy Team Network. This network of 130 teams across the country is […]

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Believing in the Yet to Be!

by Shar Lichty, PJALS Development Coordinator Despite the challenging and uncertain times we are in, I am able to Believe in the Yet to Be because of the fantastic people who are a part of the PJALS community. I am continuously amazed by the steadfast commitment of everyday people to build a just and nonviolent […]

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Youth Organizer Reflection: Vehicle Procession for Black Lives

The Vehicle Procession for Black Lives was one of the most impactful events we’ve experienced as organizers with PJALS.  This was a rapid response event: planned and executed within the course of days. Spokane’s coalition of experienced and passionate activists took appropriate and meaningful steps in the planning stages of the procession and provided us […]

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PJALS 45th Anniversary!

I really miss sharing physical space with you and the rest of the PJALS Community. It has been wonderful to see so many of you in virtual space as our community has expanded, both in numbers and geographically, during this challenging time. If we were able to share space together today, I imagine we would […]

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“a chance to learn, grow, and challenge myself”

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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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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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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2020 Priorities

Thank you so much for your support of PJALS. Your dedicated and generous support over years is the reason we are celebrating 45 years this fall.   The PJALS Steering Committee set our 2020 priorities at a retreat with staff in February. Together, staff and Steering Committee discussed the Member Priority Survey Results, the paradoxes […]

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