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Workshops & Education
Annual Peace and Justice Action Conference
Our annual Peace and Justice Action Conference offers over 16 workshops and speakers – it truly is Education for Action!
The 2023 conference will be held on Saturday, September 30 with additional events on Thursday and Friday. All conference events will be hybrid, with opportunities to attend in person or online! Bearing the resounding theme Praxis: Building Beloved Community Now this year’s conference is aimed to push forth our collective journey toward a more just and peaceful world.
We are also excited to be able to offer retroactive access to previous conferences! The links below will take you to the corresponding conference registration pages. Once you register for the event, you will receive a confirmation email with the website and password you need to access all recorded conference materials.
- 2022 Peace & Justice Action Conference – Transnational Solidarity: Anti-racist Foundations for Peace
- 2021 Peace & Justice Action Conference – No Turning Back: Radical Progress and Collective Liberation
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
Asians for Collective Liberation – Spokane
Faith Action Network
Greater Spokane Progress
NUESTRAS RAÍCES of Spokane
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)