Application deadline extended to Sept 7, 2021 The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane engages everyday people to build a just and nonviolent world through community organizing and grassroots leadership development for peace, racial equity, economic justice, and human rights. We are an independent, multi-issue membership-based organization founded in Spokane County in 1975. PJALS […]
Join us for our second open mic poetry night on Wednesday, July 14, 7-8:30pm. The evening’s theme is “Declarations of Heart”. Sign up here or use the form below, whether you want to perform or just listen to receive a Zoom link. You can share any topical poetry, yours or your favorite poet’s.
It’s almost time for our Annual Membership Meeting (virtual)! Annual Membership Meeting: Wed. June 9th, 7:00-8:00 PM Checking in each year is one of our ways of being accountable to each other. We hope that you’ll join us whether you’ve been part of PJALS all forty-plus years, or whether you just started following our work. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]