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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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Peace & Justice Action Committee (PJAC) Update

Our Peace & Justice Action Committee (PJAC) had begun offering a video conference option in February to allow folks to participate regardless of weather or other conditions so transitioning our work online was a smoother transition for members of this committee. We continue to meet via zoom on the first Thursday of each month. This […]

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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

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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