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Here’s what you’ve been part of making happen just in the last 3 months:
* “My Name is Rachel Corrie,” a powerful production at GU with a full house & Craig & Cindy Corrie!
* Mothers & Families for Smart Justice founding meeting!
* Activist in Residence – the last of four workshops at EWU, with a total of over 500 student contacts and many great conversations with young folks passionate about social justice.
* “Arms of Compassion” around the NAACP
* International Women’s Day symposium outreach
* “Stand Against Racism” rally
* Chris Hedges exhorted the packed house at The Bing on the “moral imperative of revolt!”
* Smart Justice Spokane quarterly meeting with Center for Social Inclusion’s President Glenn Harris
* “Race: The Power of An Illusion” workshop with 100 folks, then the Train the Trainer with 42 amazing facilitators (pictured above)
* “Rise Up Singing” Opening Reception of our Action Conference, sponsored by Veterans for Peace
* Our 6th annual Peace & Economic Justice Action Conference featuring Judith LeBlanc’s “Fry Bread Theory of Social Justice” and super fantastic workshops!
* PJALS delegation in “No H8 Spokane” Unity March
* Police Accountability Coalition meeting with Police Ombudsman Commissioner Adrian Dominguez
* Earth Day outreach
* Peacekeeper training with organizers of May 1 Immigration March from M.E.Ch.A. de EWU
* PJALS delegation in May 1 Immigration March with M.E.Ch.A. de EWU leading!
* Young Activist Leaders workshops on “Organizing Our Selves & Our Work,” “Events that Kick A**,” “Public Speaking,” “Community Power Mapping,” and “Self-Care: Body, Mind, and Contemplation.”
* “Inside the Activist Studio: A Conversation with Winona LaDuke and Liz Moore” at EWU
* Welcomed St. George’s 2nd Grade class and helped them tour our block and learn about how our work relates to our community
* “Bread and Roses” Benefit Auction success!
THANK YOU! Your involvement and support makes a difference!
Notes from the fundraising learning curve
I’ve been an activist and organizer since high school, and I’ve worked with some inspiring folks on a wide variety of issues. But my depth of experience with fundraising is much less, well, deep. This past year has brought a great deal of new information, practice, and some dawning understanding about what it can mean to raise the funds we need in order to organize social justice campaigns, develop new leaders, and involve people like you.
The most important thing I know for sure is that we never need to rely on foundation grants. Organizing for “peace” isn’t very “fundable” right now. But that’s ok, because community members who support PJALS at every level are our most steadfast source of support for our lean & efficient budget and always have been. Read more »
Thank you to all our Volunteers, Sponsors, and Donors!
Together, we’re supporting youth as leaders, pushing to close corporate tax loopholes, organizing for peace and accountability, and winning equal rights. None of what PJALS does would be possible without people like you who power our work together with your efforts and your donations!
Every dollar donated helps advance nonviolence and the strength of everyday people. We’re happy to report that last week nearly 200 of us gathered together to for our Soiree and Benefit Auction, and we raised more than $20,000!
Our sincere and deep thanks to all the volunteer leaders, volunteers, table captains, auction item donors, sponsors, and guests who made the Soiree such a success! See below for a full list of item donors & sponsors and to see some great pictures of our fun evening.
If you couldn’t join us, it isn’t too late to make a gift! With your help, we can meet our new goal of $23,000!
You can help us reach our goal 2 ways–can we count on you?
1) Help us receive a $2000 challenge by signing up as a monthly donor! We need just seven more new or increased monthly donors to receive this challenge! You can give $5, $10, or more each month, stretch your giving across the year, and help us do less asking and more doing! It’s easy at www.pjals.org/contribute!
2) Give a gift at any level now at www.pjals.org/contribute! Whether you give $100, $10, or anywhere in between, all gifts are appreciated. With our lean and efficient budget, every gift makes a difference! Read more »
Join us for our Soiree and Benefit Auction on May 30!
You are invited! Seats are filling fast, so get your tickets in advance!
New: Take a look at the exciting items you could win in our Live Auction! Cabin getaways, delicious dinners, a handmade quilt, “Glamour Camping,” river floats, and more!
Dan Maher and Blue Ribbon Tea Co. play to benefit PJALS
Inland Folk’s Dan Maher in a rare concert with the Northwest’s best folk voices and songwriters, Bill and Kathy Kostelec.
Friday May 17, 7:00 pm Read more »
We’ll double AND stretch your gift like no one else!
We’re excited to announce that every dollar you give before the end of the year will be matched up to $4016! So when you give $25, PJALS will get $50!
Will you support our work with a gift today, so we can double it with our matching challenge?
The volunteer power of PJALS means we not only double but also stretch your gift like no one else. How? Read more »
Give the gift of “Justice Java”
A tasty and justice-y gift for you or someone you care about! “Justice Java” from Roast House is a bag full of support for PJALS! It’s Fair Trade, organic, shade grown coffee with a farm-to-cup relationship. Each 1-lb bag of whole beans or ground coffee is $12 and benefits our work for social justice! Order here! Read more »