Black man shot in the back. Jury acquits shooter. SCAR rallies, marches and protests with libations.
Marchers marched past East Central Community Center where a farewell and retirement dinner for Chuck and Evelyn Anderton occurred. Two celebrations Juneteenth. One struggled for emancipation. The other celebrated emancipation from the job and escape from Spokane’s plantation. Enjoy your Retirement!
On the eve of the Juneteenth march some of the Black religious community gave awards and had a catfish dinner. Excess catfish was sold to marchers at the BBQ concluding the rally, march and protest.
“Oh, I love the old days, you know? You know what I hate?
There’s a guy, totally disruptive, throwing punches, we’re not allowed to punch back anymore. I love the old days.” -Trump
Freedom is not free! Nor is the Freedom of Information. Bushnell trial transcript will cost over $3600 just to find out what happened. Who will help our community newspaper The Black Lens News get a transcript copy?
There are now three First Thursday Coffee and Discussion groups meeting this Thursday March 1.
Original Group 10:00 am Rocket Market 726 E 43rd
First Thursday Evening at 6:30 pm Rocket Market 726 E 43rd
Perry Street discussion usually held at The Shop at 10:00 am but this week being held at the organizer’s home so they can write letters to legislators as well as share resources and updates on what is happening. If you are interested in this group message Susan Hales on Facebook.
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Our 8th Annual Peace & Justice Action Conference will be held February 24-25th at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane.Friday,
Feb. 24 6-9pm Rise Up! Opening Reception
Saturday, Feb. 25 9am-5pm All Day Action Conference Register Now!
Rave reviews about our Action Conference:
“Great variety of programs and the opportunity to meet new people!”
“It gave me inspiration and hope.”
“Surrounded by the energy of like minded people, rare in Spokane!”
“Open discussions, amazing positive energy, and equality.”Read more »
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Ft. Wright Drive
Friday, February 24th: Opening Reception
6:00-9:00 Join us for tasty nosh, wine & more, and performances from local musical & spoken word artists:
Saturday, February 25th:Conference
Join us for a full day with three workshop sessions, a fantastic keynote, breakfast, lunch, and lots of opportunities to connect with like-minded folks who are putting their values into action!
8:00-9:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:45-9:00 Opening Performances
9:00-9:30 Welcome and Dedication
9:30-9:45 Mixer Break
9:45-11:15 “Education for Action” Workshop Session 1 (90 min)
Mobilizing for Justice and Community: How-To’s for Powerful Actions and Campaigns Liz Moore, Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane
Challenging Oppressive Statements Shar Lichty, Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane
No Discrimination Spokane: Defeating Spokane’s Anti-Immigrant Proposition
Erin Williams Heuter, Lutheran Community Services NW, Breean Beggs, City Council member, and John Lemus, City of Spokane Human Rights Commission
Developing Skill in Compassionate Communication: Alternatives to Judging,Shaming, and Blaming Mark Hamlin, Carol Bryan, & Susan Burns – Nonviolent Communication Facilitators
Impacts of Military Occupation on our Communities
Hollis Higgins, Ray Thorne, Mike Edwards, Larry Shook, Mary Kay McCollum, & George Taylor, Veterans for Peace, Spokane Chapter #35
Friar Tuck Faith
Liv Larson Andrews, Pastor, Salem Lutheran Church
Wake Up and Work: Anti-Racism for White People
Taylor Weech, PJALS Steering Committee
2:45-4:15 “Education for Action” Workshop Session 3 (90 min)
Building a Unified Movement: Power, Identity, & Solidarity Stina Janssen, Board member, Tenants Union of Washington, and Ingrid Chapman, United Auto Workers
Bystander Intervention Tara Dowd, Red Fox Consulting
A Lesson on Privilege for Progressives: Why are People of Color So Angry?
Sandy Williams, Black Lens News
How to Advocate for Justice in the State Legislature Liezl Rebugio, ACLU-WA
More than Just Malice: the Most Dangerous Law in America Gabe Meyer & Reynelle Warren, Not this Time
On February 16, 2016 internationally renowned educator and researcher Joy DeGruy, PhD, held a special workshop at Eastern Washington University on topics of cultural sensitivity and diversity, as well as areas of mental and ecological resilience. DeGruy’s four-hour presentation, Culture-Specific Models of Service, Delivery and Practice, was sponsored by EWU’s Black Student Union (BSU) and co-sponsored by EWU’s Africana Education Program, the Office of the President and Housing and Residential Life.
In addition to her pioneering work in the explanatory theory and book, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, DeGruy has developed a culturally based education model for working with children and adults of color.
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