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Countering the Alt-Right Threat to Spokane

Morning Star Baptist Church 3909 W Rowan Ave., Spokane, WA

Please join us for a presentation on how the alt-right threatens our community and ways we can counter these groups, including Identity Evropa, that are becoming more emboldened in Spokane. There will also be a Q & A session afterwards with the presenter who is an expert in the field and is working in different …

Know Your Rights: Police Interactions

Morning Star Baptist Church 3909 W Rowan Ave., Spokane, WA

Thursday, July 29, 6 to 7 p.m., training at Morning Star Baptist Church, 3909 W Rowan Ave., Spokane. Civil Rights attorneys Jeffry Finer, Andrew Biviano, and a former law enforcement officer will help participants understand their rights when encountering law enforcement, including when and how an officer can arrest or detain an individual. Attendees who …

Free

Public Records Request Training

Virtual event via Zoom

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to do your own public records requests. Police accountability activist JD Leighty files dozens of records requests every year for various groups and his personal interest in holding the Spokane Police Department accountable. JD will be answering questions and walking through the process of obtaining records …

Free

Know Your Rights: Police Encounters

Virtual event via Zoom

Thursday, Sept. 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church, 3909 W Rowan Ave, Spokane, and via Zoom. Civil Rights attorney Andrew Biviano will help participants understand their rights when encountering law enforcement, including when and how an officer can arrest or detain an individual, what options a person has for asserting …

Free

Know Your Rights: Police Encounters

Virtual event via Zoom

Thursday, Sept. 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church, 3909 W Rowan Ave, Spokane, and via Zoom. Civil Rights attorney Andrew Biviano will help participants understand their rights when encountering law enforcement, including when and how an officer can arrest or detain an individual, what options a person has for asserting …

Free

Asian Americans 101: Complexity and Diversity

The Carl Maxey Center 3114 E. 5th Ave., Spokane

Come together to learn more about Asian Americans in this crash course. Asian American is a broad term for a complex and diverse group of people. The event is presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) of Spokane and Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR). The presentation is intended to provide the audience a foundation …

Platform for Change: NH/PI Town Hall

Platform For Change: NHPI Communities Town Hall Spokane Community Against Racism welcomes members of Spokane's Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities to share their thoughts on reimaging community safety and wellness. Register early at: bit.ly/picascar We have begun the process of reaching out directly to communities disparately impacted by policing and the criminal-legal system to …

Platform For Change: LGBTQ Town Hall

The Carl Maxey Center 3114 E. 5th Ave., Spokane

Spokane Community Against Racism welcomes members of Spokane's LGBTQ Community to share their thoughts on reimaging community safety and wellness. *This is not a space for allies, but a space for specific communities to speak safely and authentically about their experience within our shared Spokane Community*

Black museum religion exhibit features Little Richard’s Bible, Rev. Ike’s suit

Black museum religion exhibit

“Spirit in the Dark,” which opened Nov. 18, is the first special exhibition to focus specifically on religion since the museum opened in 2016. Photos and artifacts are accompanied by quotes of famous African American singers, clergy and writers from the pages of Ebony, Jet and Negro Digest (later known as Black World), all publications of the Johnson Publishing Company that, from its founding in 1942, sought to capture African American culture.

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Sacred Texts: Why the Bible Is My Sacred Text

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I think it’s pretty obvious I regard the Bible as my sacred text. Every column I’ve submitted on this site is in some way a reflection of my Bible-based worldview. As to what tradition my biblical emphasis represents, that’s another story. There simply isn’t one. At the age of thirty, when I first began to read the Bible seriously, I was drawn toward verses that illuminate Jesus’ disdain for tradition.

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5 Faithful Medicinal Plants Available Across The USA

5 Faithful Medicinal Plants Available Across The USA Sponsored Content With the proper application, medicinal plants can effectively treat a wide variety of conditions. Whether you’re looking for something to boost your immune system or help with pain management, there’s a plant out there that can help with what you …

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What Thanksgiving Day Means to Me, a Muslim Woman in America

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I celebrated my first thanksgiving in 2009 after coming to America. I was able to relate to the holiday from the beginning because I found it to be a continuation of my Muslim belief of being grateful. Gratitude is a core element of my faith that multiplies blessings. Being thankful is step one of realization of your blessings. Once you cross this step, you start the process of sharing these blessings with others.

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