Registration is now open for the upcoming Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference, which will open with a reception March 15 followed by a day of workshops on March 16.
According to the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane the conference is designed to help participants gain a deeper understanding of patterns of unequal power relations, locally and globally, and the interconnections of one another's work for change in this moment in history.
The opening reception will be at 6 p.m. March 15 and will feature music and spoken word. Wine and “tasty nosh” will be served.
Then, on March 16, the conference begins with an 8 a.m. meet and greet breakfast. A full list of workshops can be viewed here.
This year's keynote speaker will be Allison Cook from the Story of Stuff project.
All events will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane.
Early bird rates through March 2 are $40 for the general public, $30 for PJALS members or sponsoring groups or $15 for those living lightly (self-identified low-income, students, seniors, etc.).
Register online or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Note: Tracy Simmons, editor of Spokane Faith & Values, will be leading a workshop on digital media at this conference.
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.