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Young Activist Leaders program: “organize, mobilize, and facilitate”

The Young Activist Leadership Program has been instrumental in teaching me how to organize, mobilize, and facilitate for a number of causes, including teaching me how to efficiently manage my own grassroots movement. YALP has brought my activism to a higher level of effectiveness, motivating and giving me the tools necessary to organize the pursuit […]

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Young Activist Leaders program: “stretch the limits of our everyday thinking”

It has been very refreshing to connect with other young activists from different back-grounds and experiences with different goals and aspirations. YALP has proven to me to be a very open, comfortable environment to ask the questions we’ve hesitated to ask before, to stretch the limits of our everyday thinking and to appreciate others for […]

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Write, Tinker, Abolish

Rusty Nelson on Peace and War By the time I wrote my first editorial about the death penalty, Nancy had produced several articles, including a commentary in the Spokesman Review, but Washington had not yet killed Dodd and Campbell. Lethal injection was catching on, but Nevada had resumed executions with a firing squad, Florida electrocuted […]

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Young Activist Leaders program: tools, skills, confidence!

YALP has given me many tools and ability to connect with other social justice advocates. The tools I’ve learned I have taken back to young people I work with at Odyssey Youth Center. This has included planning successful events, running meetings that don’t suck and addressing racism with young people. All of these have increased […]

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Dom Felix: “Impossible to Leave”

I have truly enjoyed my time as a PJALS Intern. I cannot imagine having done my practicum anywhere else. When other students in my cohort share their experience at their practicum sites I am surprised by stories where students feel as though their work doesn’t matter.  I hear about endless intakes, “Name and date of […]

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Marching for Immigration Reform

Jeremiah Manes and YALP alum Molly Ftizpatrick carry the PJALS banner at the May 1 2014 march for Immigration Reform. PJALS Organizer Shar Lichty and member Mark Hamlin offered a Peacekeeper training for MEChA de EWU members who organized the event.  

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Jeremiah Manes: “Creating the Culture We Want to See”

As a social work student at Eastern Washington University, I joined PJALS to gain the field experience that supplements classroom learning. With elementary awareness of privilege, oppression and social injustice, but without knowledge of the activist skill-set used to counter this oppression, I came to PJALS to develop these skills. My time here was spent […]

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Activist in Residence: PJALS reaching EWU students on campus

Over 200 students learned about PJALS, social justice campaigns, being allies to each other, nonviolence, and more through workshops & class presentations by PJALS director Liz Moore. Participants who completed all 4 Activist in Residence workshops received certificates in Social Justice Leadership.

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