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PJALS at EWU: Activist in Residence event series kicks off!

The new year is getting going strong! Our EWU Activist in Residence series began with a panel of young changemakers & me to kick off an exciting series of workshops as the Activist in Residence. All events are open to community members–please spread the word and do come! I’m excited to be on campus and […]

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Criminal Justice Commission’s “landmark” recommendations to require political courage, focus, and public involvement

The Spokane Regional Criminal Justice Commission’s “Blueprint for Reform” was presented in a private meeting to Spokane Mayor Condon, County Commissioner Mielke and Spokane City Council President Stuckart, on January 10, 2014. The reforms envisioned in the Blueprint will require an unprecedented push for structural and cultural change says the Smart Justice Spokane Campaign. In […]

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Happy Holidays!

                Thanks to our friends at CMTV for donating their time to make this message!

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Together: community, power, and possibility!

Because of PJALS members like you, it’s been a great year–and we’re ending it with a great opportunity: our generous friends at the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund have teamed up with member donors to match all gifts made before midnight December 31, up to $3600. I know you already appreciate the work that PJALS does, so […]

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Festivus! PJALS Holiday Party

Please join us to celebrate our work together this Friday evening: Festivus! PJALS Holiday Party!  Friday Dec 20, 6:30-8:30 Community Building Lobby, 35 W. Main RSVP here for our winter potluck with wonderful fellow justice-lovers and peaceniks. All welcome! Bring your favorite dish to share or just come join the fun! Be sure to join in our Airing […]

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Town hall meeting on police oversight tonight

Originally published by Inlander (http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2013/12/12/town-hall-meeting-on-police-oversight-tonight) by Heidi Groover   There was a moment last month when things seemed to be falling apart for Mayor David Condon. The city council had, in a rushed emergency vote, unanimously rejected a contract agreement the mayor had spent 21 months hashing out with the Spokane Police Guild. Council members […]

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Action Needed: Sit and Lie Ordinance Vote on December 16

Emails Needed on Sit and Lie Ordinance, Attend City Council Meeting on Monday December 16 Spokane City Councilman Allen, with the support of the Downtown Spokane Partnership, has dropped an expanded “sit and lie” ordinance that will come up for a hearing and vote at the Spokane City Council meeting on Monday, December 16, 6pm. The […]

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Education Deform: School-to-Prison Pipeline

Originally published by Dissident Voice (http://dissidentvoice.org/2013/12/education-deform-school-to-prison-pipeline/) by Paul Haeder As a preface here, as I have done many times as my role as writer for DV, I have to default to the local, as in, where you see fault lines and bright lines in a local situation, you can pretty much make the larger microcosmic statement […]

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