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How Anti-Semitism Animates White Nationalism

How Anti-Semitism Animates White Nationalism The re-emergence of white nationalism as a movement in our region and nation calls us to deepen our understanding of these issues and deepen our commitment to anti-racism, to fighting anti-Semitism, and to identifying and pushing back against oppression in all its forms. Eric Ward, executive director at Western States […]

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Brené Brown, personal growth, and working on structural racism

Brené Brown, personal growth, and working on structural racism By Liz Moore, PJALS Director What are the ways that structural racism inhibits the personal growth and healthy personhood of white people? And how can we intertwine our inner and outer work to dismantle structural racism? For me — a white woman from a rural, working […]

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What’s F.A.B? Fighting Fascism

What’s F.A.B? Fighting Fascism By Ad Astra, FAB member In April this year, some Spokane Valley students organized a pro-guns alt-right protest. The sentiments expressed by one student garnered the attention of contemporary post-Aryan fascist groups. In response, Families Against Bigotry formed initially without a name within two weeks of the alt-right student rally. The […]

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Caffe Affogato Community Day Benefiting PJALS! 

Buy an espresso drink, an Affogato with ice cream and espresso, or a tasty baked treat, and 10% of all proceeds benefit PJALS! Thank you, Caffe Affogato! Mark your calendar for the first Thursday of every month for a tasty way to support PJALS and Caffe Affogato! Thursday, September 6, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm […]

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Spokane Region – Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Building a movement to overcome systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation and the war economy. Everybody’s got a right to live. #PoorPeoplesCampaign Find our Spokane Regional Coalition on Facebook here Learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign here Washington State Fact Sheet Upcoming Events: spokane Solidarity rally                Saturday,  june 23, […]

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Nonviolent De-escalation Training for Pride!

Thursday, May 31st 5:30-8:30 pm Saranac Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 25 W. Main 5:30pm light refreshments 6:00-8:30 training This training is for those who are interested in joining the PJALS trained peacekeeper team. This workshop will have a specific focus on preparation for peacekeeping at the Pride parade on Saturday, June 9th. To help […]

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“Organizing, troublemaking, peacemaking, changemaking, plus fun at the same time” PJALS 2018 Priorities

By Liz Moore, PJALS Director On a cold and icy day in January, I joined our PJALS Steering Committee at a planning retreat to set priorities for 2018-2019. We discussed your responses to the member survey, the sober realities of the current political landscape locally and nationally, what makes PJALS unique and strong, and how […]

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Legislative Update on Criminal Justice Reform: some disappointment, many victories

By Shar Lichty, PJALS Organizer This year’s short legislative session was a whirlwind with the new majority seeming to have an agenda of finally pushing through as many progressive bills that have been stalled in recent years as possible. A lot of legislation that will advance equity and justice in our state was passed this […]

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