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Webinar: Understanding and Preventing Online Recruitment of Youth Into Hate Movements

Wednesday, May 13th 7-8:15 pm via zoom   It is reasonable to assume that any child or teenager who is spending hours a day or a week online has been exposed to neo-Nazi or white supremacist propaganda, whether they know it or not. Sometimes propaganda is presented as “edgy humor” or may take the form […]

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Webinar: Anti-Asian Racism-Bystander Intervention Training

With the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing an alarming increase in biased incidents and hate crimes against people of Asian descent in the United States and across the world. President Trump and others in positions of power have tied the virus to Chinese people and individuals are blaming Asian Americans for the outbreak. Asian Americans […]

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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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2020 Member Priority Survey Results

The 2020 Member Priority Survey was circulated in November-December 2019, and 159 people responded – the largest response we’ve had!

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Our Young Activist Leaders Program is still proceeding through the pandemic-virtually!

YALP has an event at the end of every year, and this year YALP was planning on a social justice art showcase night with the categories writing, video, performing arts, and visual arts, called Arts in Action. The idea came from the essay contest PJALS ran in the 80’s called Compose Peace. However, because of […]

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Smart Justice Spokane Coalition Is Extremely Concerned About Racial Inequities In Recent Jail Releases

SPOKANE – Smart Justice Spokane Coalition is extremely concerned about racial inequities in the recent jail releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Spokane County/City officials have failed to take action to address systemic racism in the justice system leaving African Americans, Indigenous, Latinx, and non-English speakers behind as they are rapidly reducing the population of the […]

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Supporting Immigrant Families

Imagine showing up to work one day and being told to go home and not come back. That you won’t get paid for the work you have done since the last time you were paid and that you don’t qualify for any of the federal and state benefits put in place for the pandemic. No […]

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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) update

Before COVID shook up our way of working, our SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) committee had big plans to continue our doorbelling and outreach effort to say No New Jail! along with continuing our efforts to do direct support, financial and otherwise, to local groups led by people of color. Those efforts are heading online and […]

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