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Young Activist Leaders Program report: “Justice needs to be done in society!”

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Young Activist Leaders Program report: “Justice needs to be done in society!” by Jamie McDaniel, intern              Greetings from your YALPistas! We have had an exciting and educational last few months in the Young Activist Leaders Program, and we are very grateful for our workshops! We are always looking forward to the third Tuesday of […]

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Two reasons to feel hopeful in Spokane

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Hope is precious, and when I find it I try to pay attention to it and share it. So I want to tell you about 2 experiences I had just last week that lifted my spirits, buoyed my energy, and gave me concrete reason for hope. Last Tuesday, Shar and I met this year’s Young […]

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PJALS Priorities for Action 2014-2015

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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 […]

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Year of Youth!

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PJALS members like you supported youth as leaders for justice in three ways this year! Congrats to the graduating YALPistas of 2014! Our Young Activist Leaders Program offers passionate youth leaders ways to strengthen their own youth-led groups.  Hear from YALPistas Vitamin J, Amy, and Sevan! We cultivate new community organizers via practicum placements from the […]

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Young Activist Leaders program: “organize, mobilize, and facilitate”

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The Young Activist Leadership Program has been instrumental in teaching me how to organize, mobilize, and facilitate for a number of causes, including teaching me how to efficiently manage my own grassroots movement. YALP has brought my activism to a higher level of effectiveness, motivating and giving me the tools necessary to organize the pursuit […]

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Young Activist Leaders program: “stretch the limits of our everyday thinking”

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It has been very refreshing to connect with other young activists from different back-grounds and experiences with different goals and aspirations. YALP has proven to me to be a very open, comfortable environment to ask the questions we’ve hesitated to ask before, to stretch the limits of our everyday thinking and to appreciate others for […]

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Young Activist Leaders program: tools, skills, confidence!

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YALP has given me many tools and ability to connect with other social justice advocates. The tools I’ve learned I have taken back to young people I work with at Odyssey Youth Center. This has included planning successful events, running meetings that don’t suck and addressing racism with young people. All of these have increased […]

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Dom Felix: “Impossible to Leave”

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I have truly enjoyed my time as a PJALS Intern. I cannot imagine having done my practicum anywhere else. When other students in my cohort share their experience at their practicum sites I am surprised by stories where students feel as though their work doesn’t matter.  I hear about endless intakes, “Name and date of […]

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