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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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Being here has shown me what a community is

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Being here has shown me what a community is By Hawa Elias I joined PJALS as a way to get away from the “Gonzaga bubble”, a way to involve myself in the Spokane community to fully experience the city that I am living in. I am so glad that I chose to intern at PJALS […]

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40 Years of PJALS: Praxis Podcast Posted!

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For our 40th Anniversary, dedicated PJALS member and journalist Tim Connor worked with Hamilton Studio to create a beautiful video for us featuring some of the many voices who have built and sustained PJALS over these four decades. Our steering committee member Taylor Weech, who also hosts the weekly radio show Praxis on KYRS, re-mixed […]

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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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“Seeing Our Plans Turn To Action” – Practicum Reflection by Victoria Huckabee

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Interning at PJALS has been an amazing experience for me and I have learned about so many different areas of community organizing and macro level social work. I am grateful for every experience I had at PJALS from participating in police accountability meetings and activities to planning the Mothers and Families for Smart Justice group, […]

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“A Sense of Needing to Contribute” – Practicum Reflection by Teresa Kinder

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Interning at PJALS has provided me with a unique opportunity to learn mezzo and macro level social work practice. I learned what advancing social change really means and what working for a better tomorrow looks like. Students in my social work cohort question whether they are really making a difference. At PJALS I have never […]

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“My Journey as a Warrior of Social Justice” – Practicum Reflection by Jamie McDaniel

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As my year as an intern here at PJALS comes to a close, I have truly begun to notice the impact my time here has made on me as a person and how much of this practice I have soaked up like a little social-justice sponge. An example of this is in my final policy […]

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