Over 200 students learned about PJALS, social justice campaigns, being allies to each other, nonviolence, and more through workshops & class presentations by PJALS director Liz Moore. Participants who completed all 4 Activist in Residence workshops received certificates in Social Justice Leadership.
This summer, PJALS members like you stood together for peace and against war on Syria. Headlines predicted US missile strikes were just days away. But because of people like you taking action together, the story began to change! Together, PJALS members like you deluged our then-undecided Senators and Representative with calls and emails with reasons […]
Thursday Oct 17 Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main 7pm reception; 7:30 showing Come for the reception at 7:00 with finger foods handmade by Shahrokh Nikfar! “From Spokane With Love” is a heart-warming, entertaining and informative movie about the Friendship Delegation from Spokane who went to Iran to try and bridge the gap of stereotypes […]
and Yes to Practical Peace-Building Actions With all three of our Congressional delegation saying they are “undecided” on authorization of military intervention in Syria, THIS IS THE WINDOW for us to act! All are hearing from constituents, and all need to hear from YOU! The full Senate will vote this week; the House vote is […]
On Thursday a multi-generational delegation including PJALS members, Veterans for Peace, and clergy visited Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ office where we met with her District Director Louise Fendrich and Senator Cantwell’s office where we met with her Eastern Washington Representative Bryan Raines. Both said their offices had received many calls–keep ’em coming! Here’s our quick debrief of our first […]
See KREM’s coverage here by JENICA VILLAMOR & KREM.com SPOKANE, Wash. — A group of local protestors gathered Downtown to voice their concerns over President Obama’s plan to seek military action in Syria. “We’ve just been through two wars that is killing this country and this is insane,” said Michael Beasley with Spokane Coalition Builders. […]
Rusty Nelson on Peace and War Why is it that we – humans, Americans, patriots, progressives, veterans, educators and educated, thinkers and doers – have never been able to get violence out of our system? This question screamed at me, again, as I pondered the unlikely existence of the Kellogg-Briand Pact, signed by most of […]
by Sheila Fox I identified with Moji Agha, the Iranian-American poet/writer and peace, human rights and Earth activist that PJALS sponsored recently. Thank you PJALS! It got me going…..wheels turning….. Moji, a cultural psychologist described himself as having a unique psycho-culturally informed perspective, a Sufi orientation and a “wisely humble” approach to “the nonviolent global […]