Thanks for a great Coffee Talk today everyone! More than 40 people attended and we raised $91 for SpokaneFAVS.
The panel discussion began at 10 a.m. at 1425 W Broadway Ave.
- Shannon Dunn, who wrote, “Charlie Hebdo and the Justification of Free Speech“
- Kelly Mathews, who wrote, “Sapere Aude — Dare to know, Dare to speak“
- and our guest panelist is Taylor Weech, who wrote “Religion as a tool for the status quo: How politics can make wars holy and criticism blasphemous.”
- Elizabeth Backstrom, who wrote, “We can’t coast through life without being offended“
Coffee Talks are held the first Saturday of the month and all are welcome.[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.