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Member Reactions to Forum on Racism, Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice

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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, […]

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Welcome Cassandra!

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by Jessica Silva Cassandra Guerrero joined PJALS this fall as part of an internship through EWU’s Social Work program. She is from Moses Lake and moved to Cheney to pursue a higher education where she can make a difference. Cassandra has volunteered at Betz Elementary School where she mentored children at risk. She chose to […]

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Welcome Jessica!

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by Cassandra Guerrero Jessica Silva joined PJALS through the EWU Social Work program for an internship with a community organizing perspective. Jessica chose a Social Work Degree because for five years of her life she lived in Mexico and saw all the hardships that people had to endure on a day-to-day basis and wondered how […]

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Welcome Daniel!

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by Moncerat Rodriguez Daniel Geiter is a student from Whitworth University. His passion is fighting issues of societal inequity. Until the time he started high school, Daniel’s family was low-income. Daniel, who is white, says “I did not realize how much I benefited, solely due to my skin color. I started to hear about others’ […]

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Welcome to Social Work Practicum Student Moncerat Rodriguez

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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 […]

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“Seeing Our Plans Turn To Action” – Practicum Reflection by Victoria Huckabee

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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, […]

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“A Sense of Needing to Contribute” – Practicum Reflection by Teresa Kinder

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Interning at PJALS has provided me with a unique opportunity to learn mezzo and macro level social work practice. I learned what advancing social change really means and what working for a better tomorrow looks like. Students in my social work cohort question whether they are really making a difference. At PJALS I have never […]

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“My Journey as a Warrior of Social Justice” – Practicum Reflection by Jamie McDaniel

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As my year as an intern here at PJALS comes to a close, I have truly begun to notice the impact my time here has made on me as a person and how much of this practice I have soaked up like a little social-justice sponge. An example of this is in my final policy […]

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