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Vincent Lachina

Vincent Lachina
Rev. Vincent Lachina has served as Planned Parenthood Regional Chaplain for the last 13 years, providing support to patients and community members in Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Hawaii. Additionally, Lachina works to create an active network of progressive congregations in the Northwest who support reproductive justice for women. He is an adjunct member of Planned Parenthood's Clergy Advocacy Board, which provides guidance and advocacy on reproductive health and justice issues nationwide, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project.

One White Man in an African-American World

In the beginning, that discomfort was awkward, but by the end of the conference, I had come to understand that unless and until I became uncomfortable with my white privilege, I would never change.  And change, I came to realize, was something I desperately needed.

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The need to ‘get real’ with curriculum

The truth is, there’s a much better way to deal with securing a solid base of sex education for our kids and grandkids.  Spokane schools have a golden opportunity of adopting a remarkable curriculum called “Get Real.”

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Churches and False Advertising: Is everyone really welcome?

There underneath the name of the church in letters even larger than the church’s name were the words, “Everyone welcome.” It struck me as odd that a congregation would display that phrase since I know both the minister and the church’s lack of inclusion, and I am sure that invitation might not actually be true.

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