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Workshops & Education
Annual Peace and Justice Action Conference
Our annual Peace and Justice Action Conference offers more than 15 workshops and speakers – it truly is Education for Action!
The 2022 conference was held in November and offered via a hybrid model, allowing us to offer retroactive access to all workshops and speaker sessions. The theme was Transnational Solidarity: Anti-Racist Foundations for Peace. Registration included (and includes) access to the following workshops, panels, and speakers:
- Keynote Speaker: Maria Stephan, Transnational Solidarity: Anti-Authoritarian Foundations for Racial Justice and Peace
- Panel: Reproductive Rights Happy Hour to benefit PJALS and the Northwest Abortion Access Fund
- Workshop tracks:
- Countering White Nationalism – learning about white nationalism as a local and global project
- The World We Want – envisioning together a just and peaceful world, in contrast to the strife we see around us
- Transnational Intersectional Peace Movement – getting educated on the peace and justice movements growing locally, nationally, internationally, and transnationally; and understanding the conflicts these movements face
- Education for Action – learning the skills we need to join movements for peace and justice and build the world we want to live in.
Check back here or on our Events page for upcoming workshops.
Why Race Matters Workshops
Why Race Matters: History, Systems, and Strategies workshops are offered by PJALS staff as members of the Racial Equity Trainers Cohort coordinated by Greater Spokane Progress. Visit Greater Spokane Progress to find out more about these co-hosted workshops.
Grass-Roots Organizing Workshops
Grass-Roots Organizing Workshops (GROW), offered throughout the year, are opportunities for everyday people to reflect on our experiences, deepen our analysis, learn new skills and information, and prepare to organize for peace and justice through practice and planning!
All our work for justice and peace is founded in the principles and practice of active nonviolence. PJALS helps train and staff events with peacekeepers who are skilled in nonviolent de-escalation techniques. We host training events for those interested in acquiring these skills.
Approaches to Change & Power Mapping Workshop
Youth organizers Ivy and Sarah present on different ways to make change on local and national levels. They also cover how to make change by working the way up institutions or individuals who have power.
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. This webinar comes with recording, slides, and resource sheet to help safeguard our youth.
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.
The organizing workshop will cover the basics of grassroots organizing. Specific organizing tactics, key steps to mobilization, and the anatomy of a successful campaign are included in the workshop recordings and slides.
Bystander Intervention Training
Sign up for the recordings and slides from this important workshop on how to speak up against anti-Asian racism in person or online.
Partners & Resources
Partners and Networks
ACLU of Washington
APIC – Spokane Chapter
Faith Action Network
Greater Spokane Progress
Hispanic Business Professionals Association (HBPA)
Muslims for Community Action and Support (MCAS)
Odyssey Youth Movement
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho (PPGWNI)
Raíz of Planned Parenthood
Resident Action Project (RAP)
Smart Justice Spokane (SJS)
Spectrum Center Spokane
Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR)
Spokane Immigrant Rights Coalition
Spokane Regional Labor Council
Tenants Union of Washington
Veterans for Peace Spokane Chapter
Washington Against Nuclear Weapons (WANW)
Washington Coalition for Police Accountability (WCPA)