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Support DREAMers, Defend DACA!

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In an act of simple cruelty, President Trump has played to his base and announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be ended. At EWU, WSU, and in our communities across Washington state, 17,000 DACA recipients – DREAMers – and those who love them now face the uncertainty of being ripped away. […]

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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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Register for “Wake Up & Work” Anti-Racism Workshop Series

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Join PJALS steering committee vice-chair Taylor Weech for a series of evening workshops addressing what anti-racist principles look like in practice and planning ways to get more deeply involved as a multicultural coalition of members in identifying and addressing the racial elements of the issues we work on from police oversight to militarism and war. […]

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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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PJALS Receives Fellowship of Reconciliation Local Hero Peace Award

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PJALS received FOR’s Local Hero Award for outstanding service to the community in Nov. 2015 in New York City. The January issue of The Fig Tree features a story about long time PJALS member Mark Hamlin’s trip to NYC to accept the award on behalf of PJALS. “As part of the 100th anniversary celebration of […]

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Our priority areas for 2016-17

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As determined by our member priority survey responses and our Steering Committee!  A Just Society: Smart Justice and Police Accountability Peace: Truth in Recruitment, Consciousness-Raising about Militarism, and Mobilizing against War! Human Rights Community Organizing: Building collective power with targeted communities. Ending the Death Penalty in Washington as our top legislative priority. Exposing & transforming systems […]

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Inside the Activist Studio with Winona LaDuke

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by Liz Moore I loved talking with Winona LaDuke at Inside the Activist Studio at EWU at the end of April. I had heard her speak at EWU when she was campaigning for Vice President as Ralph Nader’s running mate. As the saying goes, I don’t remember what she said, but I do remember how […]

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