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October Coffee Talk “Addressing Racism and Prejudices”

Oct. 4 2014 – “Addressing Racism and Prejudices”

Regina Malveaux, executive director of YWCA, to be Coffee Talk panelist

Regina Malveaux, executive director of the YWCA of Spokane, will be a guest panelist Saturday’s Coffee Talk on “Addressing Racism and Prejudices.” (READ MORE)

Black is the New Black: White Privilege and White Fragility” by Matthew Rindge

In 1900, W. E. B. Du Bois declared that “the problem of the 20th century” would be “the problem of the color line.” His prediction is just as true for our 21st century. (READ MORE)

Desjarlais, from The NATIVE Project, to be Coffee Talk guest panelist

Makayla Desjarlais, a prevention services coordinator at The NATIVE Project, will be a guest panelist at this weekend’s Coffee Talk on “Addressing Racism and Prejudices.” (READ MORE)

Checking his privilege: A response to Tal Fortgang,” By Neal Schindler

For a while I’ve been meaning to address the controversial essay “Checking My Privilege,” by Jewish college student Tal Fortgang. (Read More)

Tracy Simmons

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons, who teaches journalism at Gonzaga University, is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 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 also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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