Friday, February 17, 2012
The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane is at it again with their Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference, scheduled for tonight and tomorrow, Sat, Feb. 18.
Tonight's opening reception will feature local spoken word and musical performances as well as a short film, "Maria Full of Hope." Watch the trailer here.
The reception will be held from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, located at 4340 W. Ft. George Wright Drive.
The conference will be held tomorrow from 8 am to 5:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane. Registration costs $20 for students, those with low income and seniors, $30 for PJALS members and co-sponsoring groups and $40 for the general public.
The conference will include keynote speaker Steve Williams, founder and former executive of director of People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER) and co-author of "Towards Land, Work and Power: Charting a Path of Resistance to U.S.-led Imperialism."
There will also be a "Young Activist Leaders" panel discussion and 24 "Education for Action" interactive workshop sessions including "How Not to Build the Middle Class," "Spokane Police Accountability and Reform Coalition: Panel" and "Activist Poetry in Practice."