BRIEF: Spokane Feminist Forum to have 4th of July celebration at Boots

FeministForumLogoContempKellyThe Spokane Feminist Forum will celebrate the Fourth of July from 5-6:30 p.m., at Boots Bakery with readings from the community of selected poems, speeches and letters from women from American history who helped make freedom possible.

Those wishing to participate can read a suffragist speech, a letter from the turbulent years preceding 1776, or a civil rights manifesto. Participants will have five minutes. There will be a sign up sheet and dressing up is encouraged. 



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 Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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