Thanks for a great Coffee Talk today! About 25 people attended, even on a holiday, and $70 was raised for FAVS.
The next Coffee Talk will be on Aug. 1.
The topic was “Faith and Education.”
- Patricia Bruininks, associate professor and department chair of the Psychology Department at Whitworth University
- Kyle Franklin, who wrote “Part of education is learning different perspectives“
- Toni Niemiec, who wrote, “Educators should be as unbiased as possible, respect diversity“
- And guest panelist, Vincent Alfonso, dean of the School of Education at Gonzaga University
On July 9 the discussion will continue with Pub Talk at 6:30 p.m. at The Steam Plant.[wp_paypal_payment]
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.