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3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
(509) 444-5300 http://www.spokanelibrary.org/

February, 2018

Mass Incarceration and the Impact on Communities of Color

Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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President Kurtis Robinson of Spokane NAACP will present an examination and conversation of current local and national issues with mass incarceration, the justice Involved, and our communities of color. This program is part of Spokane Public Library's celebration of African American History Month.

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Why the Black Press Is More Important Now Than Ever

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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This presentation looks at the role that Black newspapers, like Spokane's Black Lens, play in addressing media bias and racism. This program is one of many in Spokane Public Library's celebration of African American History Month.

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African American Storytime for Children

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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Join us for stories in celebration of African American History Month, with storytellers from the Spokane Storytelling League. For children in K-5th grade. Young children should be accompanied by a caregiver.

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Heroes, Media Images of African Americans

Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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A trio of Whitworth University educators will individually explore Black popular culture, media images, and comic book heroes - coinciding with the release of the Marvel movie "Black Panther." Following will be a panel discussion of these topics with audience participation. For teens and adults. This program is one of a number celebrating African American History Month.

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March, 2018

“A Walk Through Poverty” Film and Discussion

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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"A Walk Through Poverty" is a 30-minute film exploring the plight and complexity of poverty, specifically here at home in the Inland Northwest. This pairing of art installation plus documentary screening is designed to evoke curiosity and immerse viewers in the conversation, inviting us all to relate and see ourselves in the situations presented. Everyone struggles, yet we all seek hope and purpose for our lives, striving to reach - or discover - our potential. Each of us has the power…

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May, 2018

Japanese Drumming with Spokane Taiko

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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Spokane Taiko, a Japanese drumming group, will play the rhythms of Japan on big Taiko drums. The performance will be followed by a hands-on workshop, where you get to play the drums. Who says you can't be loud in the library? This is one of many Spokane Public Library programs celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage taiMonth.

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June, 2019

The Muslim World and Muslims in Spokane at the South Hill Library

Saturday, June 1, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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Spokane Public Library's South Hill location will be hosting an educational event regarding Muslims in Spokane and around the world, with an emphasis on Spokane's Muslim refugee population. This is one of the library's events celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.

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August, 2019

The Chosen Voters: Evangelicals in Modern America

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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Evangelical Christians are the strongest religious voting block in America, despite being a relatively new coalition. How did they come to hold such power? Humanities Washington brings WSU historian Matthew Sutton to the South Hill Library to discuss this topic. In this program, Sutton traces the history of the religious right in America, from its early roots, to its rise to power under Ronald Reagan, to its enthusiastic support of Donald Trump. Feeling besieged by secularism, family breakdown, and government…

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October, 2019

How Religious Faith Might Help Us Address Climate Change

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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Differing faith traditions offer their members a range of reasons and motives to care for the earth and address climate change. They can also offer a range of spiritual and moral resources that can help us face the challenges of the climate crisis. Join us for this insightful talk by Patrick McCormick, Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University.

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February, 2020

Native American Spirituality

Saturday, February 8, @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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Donell Barlow shares about her journey back to her Native American heritage and becoming sensitive to the wisdom of the Universe around us, being present in the moment, and having faith to follow our own guides toward a new path. This talk is part of the Religions & Philosophies Series.

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Views of the Divinity of Christ

Saturday, February 15, @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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Jesus famously asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am”? The disciples offered several responses at the time, but seemed to settle on “you are the Christ, the son of God.” Yet, in the centuries and millennia that have followed, the identity of Jesus has remained a “religious-political football,” with many and diverse opinions as to correct meaning of “son of God.” This presentation by Dr. Kenney from Eastern Washington University provides a fair and balanced overview of…

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Introduction to Judaism

Monday, February 24, @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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Rabbi Elizabeth Goldstein, an associate professor at Gonzaga, will share about Judaism and answer any questions you have! This is part of the Religions and Philosophies Series.

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March, 2020

The Continuity of Life in African Traditional Religion: An Illusion?

Saturday, March 7, @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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John S. Mbiti, our grandfather, informed us long ago that: “Africans are notoriously religious” and have a heritage with its intrinsic values. These values are embedded in their Religion and its associated ritual processes that sustains life for them. Yet, some think that African Traditional Religion is an illusion? For them, Africans had no religion before the advent of the “imported” religions. How so? Does life end at death or there is a continuity? Is death the end of life?…

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Is Buddhism a Religion?

Monday, March 9, @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Spokane Public Library – South Hill Branch, 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203 United States
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Reverend Melissa Opel from the Spokane Buddhist Temple will discuss whether Buddhism is a religion or not and outline core beliefs and practices. This talk is part of the Religions & Philosophies Series.

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