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, […]
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.
This month marks the 13th year of war, occupation, death, and fear in Iraq. Yesterday we held a rally to commemorate this unfortunate anniversary, with the theme being, “resistance of the heart against business as usual.” As a 21-year-old college student, this theme resonates especially strongly for me. Over half of my life has been […]
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, […]