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Young Activists Thank You!

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In August, PJALS members helped send three young activists in Spokane to Western States Center‘s annual Activists Mobilizing for Power conference in Portland, OR. We are excited about our long-term commitment and prioritization of leadership development–it’s how we build a sustainable movement!–and energized by the possibilities of these lessons being shared in our PJALS community. […]

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Supporting Charlottesville, Confronting White Supremacy

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On August 19th, our SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) committee responded to a call from national groups including Movement for Black Lives, The Majority, and Black Lives Matter Charlottesville for a national day of action and response to the white supremacist terror in Charlottesville the prior weekend. There had already been a vigil and […]

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After the election: Grassroots surge

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After the election: Grassroots surge By Liz Moore, PJALS Director Hello to new members of PJALS holding our newsletter in their hands for the first time! We need you and welcome you as activists and leaders in our intergenerational grassroots movement. With the electoral college victory of President-Elect Trump, many of us woke up on […]

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Wake Up and Work: a reflection

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Wake Up and Work: a reflection By Taylor Weech Over the past couple of years, something has solidified in my mind that I’ve had the uncomfortable pleasure of working on here at PJALS this past year. It probably began when I was told by a comrade of color that undoing racism is fundamentally a white […]

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Fighting for justice and equity

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Fighting for justice and equity By Bailey Russell Hi, I am an intern with PJALS for the 2016-2017 academic school year. I am a senior at Gonzaga University and will be graduating with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in French in May 2017. I will head to law school in the fall […]

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Organize, Vote, Act!

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By Liz Moore, PJALS Director Looking ahead, I am beginning to imagine what our work and our role would be living under a Donald Trump presidency or under a Hillary Clinton presidency. As I imagine this, I exhort myself to think like an organizer, which means, consider who will benefit and who will be hurt […]

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Member Reactions to Forum on Racism, Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice

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Compiled from members by Taylor Weech, PJALS Steering Committee Member After Wednesday’s Community Forum on Racism, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice, I had a lot of strong reactions and wanted to check in with other PJALS members and friends about their take on the meeting and what our next steps might be as an organization, […]

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Challenging Oppressive Statements

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As in previous years’ “Challenging Oppressive Statements” workshops, I found that most of the people attending this workshop find it frustrating when exposed to a statement they feel is oppressive to others. They usually express a desire to have some helpful tools to express their feelings about derogatory or abusive statements that others make when […]

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