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. […]
Where all are welcome By Christina Walden Hello PJALS Members! I am a new Intern at PJALS this years from the Eastern Washington University School of Social Work. I am so excited to be here working with you all to advance the causes of peace and justice here in Spokane, in our region, and hopefully […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our voices can be heard By Dena Brill I moved here during the summer of 2015, alone and not knowing anyone. I am happy to say that I have found a community that is warm and welcoming.
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, […]
by Andrew Lack Monce is a senior at EWU, doing her social work practicum at PJALS. Monce is drawn to working within the juvenile justice system. She also has always felt a close connection to Child Protective Services. Monce is a graduate of the Toppenish School District in Yakima County. She originally came to know […]
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, […]