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YWCA to present Stand Against Racism event

Lateefah Simon
Lateefah Simon

Stand Against Racism™: Courageous Conversations will take place, April 30 at 11:30 am inside the YWCA of Spokane Comstock Room.

Presented by the YWCA of Spokane and The Center for Justice, Stand Against Racism™ is an annual event designed to build community among those who work for racial justice. It’s goal is also to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism, according to an announcement.

This year’s featured speaker is Lateefah Simon, director of California’s Future Program at the Rosenberg Foundation. She is known as a national voice on issues of race, human rights and under-served populations and was the youngest woman ever to receive a MacArthur “Genius” Grant Fellowship.

Seating for this event is limited and pre-registration is required. Register online or by calling (509)-326-1190 or

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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