Sallie Shawl

Sallie has worked on justice issues since she discovered the civil rights and anti-HUAC movements while in high school. Then she was lucky enough to be a student in Berkeley during the Free Speech Movement, cementing her commitment to voicing her opinion in the face of a moneyed attempt to silence dissent. Since moving to Washington in 1975, commitments have ranged from the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action (resistance to the Trident Submarine weapons system), steel-worker solidarity at the Port of Tacoma,  Tacoma Arabs, Jews & Others for Peace (TAJOS) in the mid-80's, and currently, United for Peace of Pierce County and the Tacoma chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP).  In the latter capacity, she has enjoyed contacting nationally and internationally respected writers and personalities in order to bring them to Tacoma for public events. In 2010 she retired from 22 years at Associated Ministries as the Director of Paint Tacoma/Pierce Beautiful.