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Black Lives Matter Vigil to be Held in Spokane

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The local NAACP, Musicians Union, Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane, Sierra Club, Center for Justice and Greater Spokane Progress organizations, as well individuals from Spokane have organized a Black Lives Matter vigil, which will take place this weekend.

“We’re coming together for this vigil to share our grief and anger about the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philondo Castile, and to demonstrate our commitment to acting together to expose and transform this racist system of violence and oppression, not just policing but the entire criminal justice system, everywhere it reaches, and all the other systemically racist systems that it co-perpetuates, and the ideologies that power them,” the vigil event invitation stated.

The event will take place Saturday at noon at the Spokane County Courthouse.

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About 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. 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 Journalism Instructor at Washington State University.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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