Webinar Wednesdays

New Webinar Wednesday Series: GROW!

You’re invited to the new workshop series, GROW: GrassRoots Organizing Workshops!

Join PJALS Youth Organizers Sarah Hegde and Ivy Pete for intergenerational, interactive workshops on key skills YOU can use! Learn power-mapping, recruitment, public speaking, campaign planning, self-care, and more! All ages and experience levels welcome. Those who attend four or more workshops/panels will receive a certificate! The workshops will be the fourth Wednesday of every month through July and will be recorded and available via the registration link. 

You can find all workshop titles and descriptions below, along with their sign up links! 

Upcoming GROW Workshops:

Roles within the Social Justice Movement Workshop- Wednesday, April 28, 7:00-8:30 pm

During this workshop, Ivy and Sarah will cover the different roles of an activist. They’ll use Bill Moyer’s tool that clarifies how we work for change on two levels: individually and organizationally. 


Campaigns Workshop- Wednesday, May 26, 7:00-8:30 pm

The workshop will cover what a campaign is, and the roles within it. It will also go over phases of a campaign and how it builds, falls, and rebuilds again.


Militarism and Nonviolence- Wednesday, June 23, 7:00-8:30 pm

This workshop will cover what militarism and non violence is. The principles of nonviolence, steps to nonviolent change, as well as local and national context will be covered as it’s important to understand how numbers are impacting people


Self Care and Preventing Burnout Workshop- Wednesday, July 28, 7:00-8:30 pm

When doing this work and being an organizer, it is so easy to get burnt out. It is so important to take care of yourself so you can keep doing the work. Ivy and Sarah will go over preventing it as well as time management for if you start to feel burnout.

Past GROW Workshops:

Approaches to Change and Power-Mapping Workshop– Wednesday, February 24, 7:00-8:30 pm

This is the first workshop in the GROW series! Youth organizers Ivy and Sarah will present on different ways to make change on local and national levels. They will also cover how to make change by working the way up institutions or individuals who have power. 


Organizing Basics Workshop-  Wednesday, March 24, 7:00-8:30 pm

The organizing workshop will cover the basics of grassroots organizing. Specific organizing tactics, key steps to mobilization, and the anatomy of a successful campaign. There will be interactive activities as well as poem analysis!


Regular-Basis Webinar Wednesdays

These Webinar Wednesdays are either Community Meetings, or feature organizers outside of PJALS presenting.

We hope you’ll join us for our community events in virtual space!  This spring, we launched a series of interactive webinars to accomplish the goals of our cancelled Action Conference: deepening analysis, sharing tools, sharpening skills, improving strategies, and weaving stronger relationships.

After taking the summer off from this programming, we have relaunched our Webinar Wednesdays this season with some new events:

Open Mic: Resilience, Resistance, Renewal!, April 14 at 7pm. Join us for our first open mic poetry night on April 14, 7-8:30pm. The evening’s theme will revolve around resilience, resistance, and/or renewal. Sign up here whether you want to perform or just listen to receive a Zoom link. Register here to share a poem of your own or work by a favorite poet. RSVP and share the event on Facebook here!

Past Webinar Wednesdays:

Community Without Borders, March 17 at 7pm. Join us for a community discussions on building a world where many worlds can live. How many borders have you had to cross to be the person you dream of being or becoming?

Countering White Nationalism in 2021 and Beyond, Wed. Feb. 3 at 7pm Dr. Joan Braune and Kate Bitz will update the PJALS membership on some of the major issues facing our communities since the January 6th white nationalist insurrection at the US Capitol. We’ll discuss what we’ve lived through in the past four years as well as some possibilities for how to think about this urgent problem as we step into the future. We will also address what we can learn from the history of the Northwest’s resistance to white nationalist activity, current white nationalist and fascist organizing approaches that we will need to respond to, and limitations of “domestic war on terror” approach to combating this threat. Fill out this form to receive a recording of this webinar.

Coming Home, Going Forth (Post-Inauguration Debrief), Wed. Jan 27th at 7 pm Calling our PJALS family to gather for poetry, dialogue, reflection, and planning with re-centering intention. We will have breakout rooms so we can debrief the past and plan for the next few weeks with each other.

PJALS Winter Party, Wed. Dec 9th at 7pm The pandemic has cancelled our annual winter potluck BUT it won’t cancel our Winter Party! It has been quite a year with so many challenges but through it all our PJALS Community has continued to grow. Join us for a fun evening of virtual socializing with like-minded folks dedicated to peace & justice.  

You can get the recordings and slides from our previous webinars at the links below.

We Keep Us Safe with Organizer/Attorney/Author Zach Norris. Zach discusses his newly released book, We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities, laying out a new vision of a care-based strategy for public safety that overturns more than 200 years of fear-based discrimination, othering, and punishment. Sign-up here for the recording and slides from this webinar.

Anti-Asian Racism: Bystander Intervention Training, an important workshop on how to speak up against anti-Asian racism in person or online. Sign-up here to get the recording and slides from this webinar. 

Countering White Nationalism: Preventing Online Recruitment of Youth. With so many young people on the internet as schools are using online learning, there is more likely exposure to white nationalist recruitment content. Sign-up here for the recording, slides, and resource sheet from this webinar.

Countering White Nationalism in 2021 and Beyond. (Details above) Fill out this form to receive a recording of this webinar.

For all our Webinar Wednesdays, you’ll be able to register on our website. If you don’t yet receive our email updates and action alerts, sign up here!