Auction highlights



No more the drudge and idler, ten that toil where one reposes,

But a sharing of life’s glories, bread and roses, bread and roses.”

Thank you for supporting our work together for human rights, economic justice, and peace.

“Building Power to Win” Sponsor
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane

“Growing Our Movement” Sponsors
Blasingame Insurance – Ian Cunningham
Inland Northwest Death Penalty Abolition Group members Mary Pat Treuthart, Cly Evans, and Maurina Ladich
Pride Foundation
Smart Justice Spokane partners
Greater Spokane Progress, National Alliance on Mental Illness – Spokane, and League of Women Voters / Spokane Area
Washington Community Action Network
WEA Eastern WA

“Strengthening Our Work” Sponsors
ACLU of Washington
EWU Activist in Residence Program
The Fig Tree
The Oak Tree

Our Table Hosts
Louise Chadez & Dave McRae
Linda & Bill Greene
Liv Larson Andrews & Casey Andrews
Dean Lynch & Michael Flannery
Deena Romoff
Katy Sheehan & Community Building Foundation
Deb & Phil Svoboda
Marianne Torres & Myrta Ladich
Lew & Marilynne Wilson

Our generous and creative item donors:
Affordable Photos-Annette Marz
Bella Cova
Bill and Flo Moore
Bipasha Biswas
Bonnie Mager
Carol Avery
Center for Justice
Cindy Nover
Cly Evans
Daya Goldschlag
Dean Lynch and Michael Flannery
Deb and Phil Svoboda
Dennis Medina
Desert Jewels Nursery/Rebecca Lamb
Elaine Tyrie
Gail Daehlin
Ganesh Himal
Gordon Knight Pottery
Greencastle Soaps
Greg Lahti and Rebecca Lamb
Greg Youmans
Jeff Owens
Joyce Weir
Linc-Joel Williamson
Lindell & Bart Haggin
Lisa and Lee Logan
Louise Chadez and Dave McRae
Marianne Torres
Mary Rupert
Mary Weathers
Mike Nuess
Mountain Gear
Mt. Spokane Ski Resort
Pierrette Wing
PJALS Steering Committee
Pottery Plus
Ray Thorne
Rebecca Lamb and Greg Lahti
Roast House Coffee
Shahrokh Nikfar
Sky High Sports
Spokane Indians Baseball
Spokane Party Trolly
Spokane Symphony
Stage Left
The Modern Theatre
Todd Eklof and UU Church
Torn Retina
Total Wine & More

Peace & Justice Action League Steering Committee:
Deb Vangieson Svoboda, chair
Louise Chadez
Cly Evans
Jessica Jahn
Ray Thorne
Taylor Weech

Heartfelt gratitude to these essential volunteers:
Ken Isserlis, Steering Committee Advisor
Mike Nuess, interim treasurer

Our thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who have made this event possible!

The “Bread and Roses” Benefit Auction was a huge success in thanks to hard work and fun. We would like to thank, on behalf of PJALS Steering Committee, staff, and interns, thank all our sponsors, table captains, big hearted supporters, creative donors, and wonderful willing volunteer crew for making this years auction a huge success. Attendees increased from last year and we met our revenue goals.

Without support from people like you PJALS would not be the organization we are today. The auction shows the amount of love and commitment our members have towards building community to fight for ending the death penalty, economic justice, human rights, Palestine and Israel, police accountability, smart justice, and of course peace. People rely on you to continue fighting for a better tomorrow. The Peace and Justice Action League is nothing without its’ members.

We would also like to thank Aaron Kathman with Outside Media for documenting and taking pictures of our auction. Aaron’s pictures capture the energy and fun with the festivities of the night. The paddle raising was intense and the deserts flowed with the desert dash feeding our sweet desires. Live auction items went fast and we hope our members can enjoy their new vacations to Echo Lake in Montana and Laughing Creek Geodesic Dome along with many others–or a fun evening of a Spokane trolley or a fabulous wine tasting. Everyone deserves peace and enjoyment this summer.

Once again I will say: PJALS would not be here for nearly 40 years without our kind and generous members and supporters. The “Bread and Roses” Benefit Auction is only possible because of donations and commitment from people like you. Thank you!