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. […]
Help send young PJALS leaders to “Building Communities of Hope – Activists Mobilizing for Power” training conference in Portland, OR, Aug 11-13! AMP is a unique three-day training and networking conference for community-based leaders, staff, and volunteers of groups organizing for justice. Read about the small group heading to Portland to build skill, make connections, […]
As a collective of activists, PJALS staff, steering committee members, and committee chairs addressed the difficult task of prioritizing efforts when there are seemingly endless injustices being carried out through direct acts and perpetuated through acquiescence and silence. Prioritizing our work aids us in focusing our “hands, heart, and head” efforts for a period of […]
by Louise Chadez Aloysius Anthony Mangan, Jr. died on Holy Saturday, March 30th at the age of 92. He had been living in California with son Barry and his family. I first met Al Mangan in 1984 at a rally against the white trains at Fairchild, there with my then 2 month old daughter. Al […]
by Rusty and Nancy Nelson In the development of PJALS, the contributions of Al Mangan are unlikely to be matched. We who treasure his friendship and example are saddened by his death and inspired to be more proactive in the promotion of justice. Remembering Al, we are first tempted to try to list the times […]
Because of the efforts and support of people like you, we had a fantastic time at our Spring Soiree and Benefit Auction, and it was our best fundraising event ever. Deep thanks to all our fantastic volunteers and generous donors! Check out a few highlight pics!
By Shar Lichty, Organizer Although many of you already know me from my time with PJALS over the past two years, first as a BASW practicum student and then as a VISTA Volunteer, I wanted to say hello as I begin the new leg of my journey with PJALS as an Organizer. I moved to […]