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Spokane County Mutual Aid

Spokane County Mutual Aid is an all-volunteer grassroots network operating in Spokane County. We formed as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak and are working within our community to build better neighborhood-based systems of support.  The collective can currently help with needs such as grocery shopping, prescription pick-up and financial assistance. If you want to […]

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Pandemic Financial Report

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we had to cancel the Action Conference. We had to cancel the Benefit Breakfast and Luncheon. We hope to be able to hold it in September but we can’t know for sure – will it be responsible to bring together 400 people in September? We can’t hold the fundraising party […]

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“We Keep Us Safe” with Zach Norris, author/organizer/lawyer

Wednesday April 22, 7:00 – 8:00 pm Click here to register to join us via Zoom video conference Zach Norris is the Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and co-founder of Restore Oakland, a community advocacy and training center that will empower Bay Area community members to transform local economic and […]

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Special Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 15th 7-8:30 pm via Zoom Just a few weeks ago (in a time far, far away!), our wonderful Steering Committee and staff met for a 2020 planning retreat. We discussed the Member Priority Survey results, what racial equity means for PJALS, and the paradoxes in our work. We made great plans for the […]

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Anti-Asian Racism: Bystander Intervention Training

Tuesday, April 14th 4-5:30 pm This training will be conducted via Zoom.   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 […]

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PJALS Young Activist Leaders Program

Click here for the easy sign-up! Due to the COVID-19 shutdowns, we have moved the rest of the YALP calendar online! When you sign up at the link above, you will receive instructions on accessing our Teams space for the weekly workshops. Read about our Arts in Action project featuring social justice artwork here! Every Tuesday […]

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COVID Resources in Spokane County

COVID-19 Resources from Senator Andy Billig – including state hubs of information, small business information, utility bills, healthcare, domestic violence supports, and more Spokane-Area Meals for Students from the Spokane NAACP Updated Directory of Resources from The Fig Tree – food banks, food pick-up for school children, community centers and agencies, shelters and housing/tenants, city resources, […]

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LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS REQUEST ADDITIONAL EARLY RELEASE & REDUCED CUSTODY IN SPOKANE COUNTY JAIL AS PUBLIC HEALTH PROTECTION DURING COVID -19 PANDEMIC

Smart Justice Spokane, ACLU Washington, Columbia Legal Services, Disability Rights WA, The Bail Project and others sent a formal request to Spokane City Officials requesting the following: Immediate Releases are Necessary to Prevent Uncontrollable Outbreak at Spokane County Jail: Release without bond any individual being held on a low bond; Release without bond any individual […]

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