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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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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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COVID-19 response

Because of the risks of COVID-19, the PJALS office is closed and all staff are working from home. All in-person events are canceled and all meetings will take place by phone or videoconference. Email is the most direct way to reach us. We know all of us are safer when all of us are protected! […]

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