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Tracy Simmons

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. 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.

PJALS brings “Boycott” Poster Display to Spokane

Boycotts can be effective. A poster exhibit in the Phase 1 building at Spokane’s Washington State/Eastern Washington State campus illustrates how economic activism has worked over the years; from the Montgomery Bus Boycott in the 1950s, the anti-Apartheid movement of the 80s to today’s call by many organizations to boycott Israel.

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Redefining family

I’m sure when I was born some 30-odd years ago and the doctor exclaimed, “It’s a ….redhead!” my parents felt what I imagine most parents do in that moment — a determination to protect their child, and to love her everlasting.

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