Today at 5 p.m. residents will gather outside of City Hall to protest the Grand Jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.
Similar protests are taking place across the nation in response to the court’s decision regarding the August shooting death of 18-year-old Brown.
According to an announcement from the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, those attending the rally should bring candles and wear black. The event will begin outside City Hall and will conclude with a candlelit march to the Plaza.
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 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, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.