Today SpokaneFAVS held its 16th Coffee Talk we’d like to thank the attendees and volunteers for making it another success.
About 35 people participated today’s discussion, which was on “The Desensitization of Language” and $160 in donations were raised. Thanks to a generous donor who agreed to match what was raised, the Coffee Talk brought in a total of $310!
You can read posts on today’s subject, written by today’s panelists, below:
- Elizabeth Backstrom: “Why I think before I speak”
- Jan Shannon: “Not enough words for God”
- Blaine Stum: “Words can have immense power”
- Skyler Oberst: “Our relationship to language is changing”
The next Coffee Talk will take place at May 3. Check back for details.
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.