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Our 5th Annual Peace & Economic Justice ACTION Conference

Friday, Feb 28, 2014 | 4:16pm | Comment on this

Action ConferenceThis has become the largest skill-building, relationship weaving event of its kind in the Inland NW, bringing together 200 progressives from Montana to Seattle and beyond. There are 21 fantastic workshops to chose from! You can still register at pjals.org/2014conference, or you can come and register at the door!

Our Keynote Speaker is Kristin Stoneking, Executive Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR). A vocal advocate for the Occupy/Decolonize movement, Kristin achieved national attention in November 2011 for her role in a situation with violent overtones. Police officers pepper-sprayed activists who had joined a large Occupy Davis protest.  Kristin successfully mediated between the parties and, when video footage of the dramatic incident “went viral” via social media, promoted the disciplined, principled use of nonviolent action. Check out this interview with Kristin about her upcoming keynote!  Read more »


Our Community of Action Going Forward Together

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 | 1:13pm | Comment on this

Dove Powerby Liz Moore, PJALS Director

What I love most about PJALS is being part of a community of people who take action together based on the connections between human rights, economic justice, & peace.

Our Steering Committee asked you, PJALS members, to guide strategic planning for 2013-2014. We learned that you overwhelmingly support organizing to raise revenue & reject cuts as well as to counter the costs of militarism and to demand money for people, not for war. You’re also passionate about alternatives to incarceration & police accountability. You value that we create community together through our events & campaigns. You strongly support our Young Activist Leaders Program & our interns. You love our Action Conference. You want PJALS to continue to strengthen our connections with communities of color & with rural people.

Why prioritize those areas? Read more »


Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference 2013

Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 | 4:16pm | One comment.

Eventbrite - 2013 Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference

Rave reviews about our Action Conference:

“Great variety of programs and the opportunity to meet new people!”
“It gave me inspiration and hope.”
“Surrounded by the energy of like minded people, rare in Spokane!”
“Open discussions, amazing positive energy, and equality.”
“I met amazing people and the mingle times were so productive and interesting. The energy at this conference and the reception was amazing. Wow! It is hard to feel hopeless about America’s current state when getting together to make a change like this.”
“Idealistic but practical. Motivating, energizing.”

We want YOU to join in this year! Read more »


2012 Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 | 3:15pm | One comment.

Register before February 11 and join us at Early Bird Rates!
Register for Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference in Spokane, WA  on Eventbrite

Here’s what attendees had to say about last year’s conference:

“I met amazing people and the mingle times were so productive and interesting. The energy at this conference and the reception was amazing. Wow! It is hard to feel hopeless about America’s current state when getting together to make a change like this.”

“What a stupendous job you all did! Well worth the price of admission! Extremely well organized, broad range of workshops, people totally engaged all day!”

“I can’t believe this conference was even better than last year!! It was world-class. The keynote speaker rocked my world.”

“Idealistic but practical. Motivating, energizing.”

We want YOU to join in this year!

Free Opening Reception, Friday February 17, 5:30p-8:30p:

Join us to kick off our conference with short film “Maria Full of Hope” and performances by local spoken word and musical artists. No conference registration necessary to join this party!

Action Conference, Saturday February 18th 8a-5:30p:

Connect with like-minded folks putting values into action and join us for fantastic speakers, 3 Education for Action workshop sessions (see list below), light breakfast & lunch!

Keynote Speaker: Steve Williams, founder and former Executive Director of POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights) in Oakland, CA, and co-author of Towards Land, Work and Power: Charting a Path of Resistance to U.S.-led Imperialism

“Young Activist Leaders” Panel Discussion

Early Bird Registration until Feb 11 (then add $5): Read more »