RSJ Spotlight: Mariah Brigman + Yoyot Sp’q’n’i

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Image of Native woman with red handprint over her mouth symbolizing the Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women movement, with quote that reads, "It seemed like anyone who wasn't Indigenous had no clue what was going on. Which is why I feel really inclined to bring awareness to it. Learning about the disproportionate rates of domestic violence, of violence in general towards Native woman and women of color just made me more passionate."
Racial & Social Justice Partner Spotlight Series Each month, our Equity Coordinator, Lara, sits down with an organization or individual in our community to spotlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. (3 minute read) CW: domestic violence, death/murder October Spotlight Mariah Brigman, co-founder of Yoyot Sp’q’n’i …

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Recap | October Pathways Forward: Centering Survivors

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Education and Training, Events, Impact, Spokane Resources
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  Local experts join ywca spokane to discuss impacts to domestic violence survivors of current legislative changes (>1 minute read)   During this year’s Week Without Violence, YWCA Spokane was joined by Sarah Dixit, Public Affair Manager of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington & North Idaho, and Gonzaga Law Professor Mary Path Truethart, to engage …

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RSJ SPOTLIGHT: ALEX GIBILISCO

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Get Involved, Spokane Resources
Image of Hispanic man with text that reads, "I am not scared about what our next generation's going to do. As long as we're able to have these hard conversations about how history and current society and cultures can negatively impact our human experience, they will carry on that work and dismantle in a lot healthier ways because we're providing those tools for them to be able to have those difficult conversations, to express how they're feeling, and why they're feeling it. And to set expectations for everybody else on how they want to be treated, looked at, and being able to ask for that."
Racial & Social Justice Partner Spotlight Series Each month, our Equity Coordinator, Lara, sits down with an organization or individual in our community to spotlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane. (13 minute read) September Spotlight Alex Gibilisco, Manager of Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, Spokane City …

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Support for Survivors in Court

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Court proceedings can be difficult for survivors, through the emotions, barriers, and bureaucracy of the process. RCW 7.105 aims to provide some relief during this process by allowing survivors to receive more support while in court.  Support Persons In Court Survivors can now bring a person of their choosing to provide emotional support for them …

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