Kultur- und Diversitätskalender der Gemeinschaft

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Events In Spokane – JUNE 2022

Die folgende Liste der Vielfalt/kulturellen Veranstaltungen und Aktivitäten im Spokane-Gebiet wurde von Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora zusammengestellt und bereitgestellt. Wenn Sie von einer öffentlich zugänglichen Diversity/kulturellen Veranstaltung wissen, die Sie in diesen monatlichen Diversity-Kalender aufnehmen möchten, senden Sie bitte eine E-Mail an Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora at yvonnecmz04@gmail.com mit Veranstaltungsdetails. Dankeschön!


JUNE Month Long Celebrations

LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • June was selected as Gay and Lesbian Pride month due to the three-day protest in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City. This event marked the first time that the gay community joined together to fight for their rights, thereby gaining national attention. The anniversary of this event was one of the reasons June was chosen as the national proclaimed month to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride. For more information, visit their Webseite.

    National Caribbean American Heritage Month 
  • A celebration of the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the U.S. In June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H. Con. Res. 71, sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. On February 14, 2006, the resolution similarly passed the Senate, since the declaration, the White House has issued an annual proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. For more information, visit their Webseite
National Indigenous History Month (Canada)
  • Indigenous History Month is an opportunity not only to recognize the historic contributions of Indigenous peoples to the development of Canada, but also the strength of present-day Indigenous communities and their promise for the future. For more information, visit their Webseite.

Local Events In Spokane This June

  • What I Learned from My #MeTooJourney
    As long as there have been men in positions of political power, there have been young women working for them who face harassment in the workplace. While we know sexual harassment happens in many industries and professions, there seems to be a preponderance of such stories around elected officials. And in the days and weeks that follow a new story breaking, part of the narrative often includes victim blaming, both by the elected officials and their supporters.
    Looking back 30 years after working for Senator Bob Packwood from Oregon, Lauri Hennessey recounts what she learned in the halls of the nation’s capital and asks why there are still so many stories about politicians and the women who work for them.
    Hennessey (she/her) has over 30 years of experience in communications, politics, and nonprofits. She is the CEO of the League of Education Voters and board member for the state chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus. Hennessey lives in Vashon, WA.
    Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022
    Zeit: 13:00 Uhr
    Ort: Online
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. Hosted by Walla Walla Community College’s “Outloud” in the library series.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: A Visual Anthology on the Complexities of Asian Identities
    Artists Margaret Albaugh and Frances Grace Mortel share visual narratives that amplify Asian American community stories. Open May 13 June 5, with opening reception May 13, 6-8 p.m., with closing reception June 5, 6-8 p.m. Hours are Thursdays – Saturdays, 6 – 8 p.m. In partnership with APIC Spokane, with the support of the Amplifying Community Stories grant.
    Dates: Thursday – Saturday, June 2 – 5, 2022; closing reception on June 5, 2022
    Zeit: 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr
    Location: Terrain Gallery, 628 N Monroe St
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • First Friday at the Hive Art Show with Odyssey Students
    Date: Friday, June 3, 2022
    Zeit: 16:00 – 20:00 Uhr
    Location: The Hive, (Spokane Library) 2904 E Sprague Ave
    Cost: Free, all ages
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • ‘Stache Dash
    After a two year hiatus ‘Stache Dash is back and better than ever! Join us for a fun event and help children with special needs in the process.
    Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
    Time: 8:45 am – noon
    Location: Plante’s Ferry Park
    Cost: Varies depending on 5K or 12K race option.
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite.
  • Auntie’s Bookstore Presents…Mark Anderson
    Join us to celebrate Mark Anderson’s first book release, Scarecrow Oracle! The book opens by “Going Backwards to Where It Starts” and takes us forward, through the author’s childhood into early adulthood, traveling through time as he stays rooted in place–the Spokane Valley, Empyrean Coffee Shop, the Rockford Fair. The question Anderson always asks is how to live in a world steeped in loss. Early in the collection, Anderson asks a dandelion this question, and in response, “it lets go of everything it has ever been.” Towards the end, the author, less stunned now by the dandelion’s quick vanishing, tells us as he performs the ordinary act of making his bed, “I want to be ready to be a ghost or a nothing…./ And when the time comes I part the curtains / and let in the astonishing day.” Anderson’s book translates the silences and fears of childhood and early loss into a series of images that answer, beautifully and without explanation, his difficult question.
    Anderson co-founded the popular Broken Mic spoken word poetry series and has traveled the United States performing at open mics, poetry slams, taverns, coffee shops, and libraries. From 2017 to 2019, he served as Spokane’s poet laureate. Scarecrow Oracle is his first book. Anderson lives and writes in Spokane, WA.
    Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
    Zeit: 19:00 Uhr
    Location: Auntie’s Bookstore
    Cost: Free, registration required
    To register, visit their Webseite.
  • SCAR Platform For Change Town Hall
    We welcome members of Spokane’s Black community to share their thoughts on reimaging community safety and wellness.
    Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
    Time: In-person gathering at 4:00 pm; Zoom meeting starts at 4:30 pm
    To register, visit their Webseite.
  • Annual ArtFest
    The MAC’s ArtFest is a three-day celebration of art and fine craft, and an Inland Northwest tradition for the entire family. Our goal is to present the premiere juried art fair in Spokane and to provide a marketplace for artists to showcase handmade art and fine craft to art lovers throughout the Inland Northwest and beyond. You will find painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and much more. All sales go directly to the artists.
    Dates: Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2022
    Time: Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Location: MAC Campus, 2316 W 1st Ave, enter the festival grounds from First Ave
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • Die antike Kunst der Madhubani-Malerei
    For generations, women of a small region in Northeast India have been using Madhubani painting to tell the stories of their lives. Depicting mythological and social scenes, every painting reflects the belief systems, cultural practices, and social arrangements of a specific era in history. After centuries of being limited to its region of origin, the art form is now being discovered by the urban populace worldwide and is fast emerging as a commercial art and form.
    Der Künstler Deepti Agrawal, der diesen Kunststil seit seiner Kindheit praktiziert, erforscht die sich ändernden Formen, Trends und Medien der Madhubani-Malerei im Laufe der Zeit und erforscht gleichzeitig die verborgenen Geschichten hinter einigen seiner beliebtesten Kunstwerke aus den frühen 1900er Jahren. Agrawal bietet eine Demo und eine Work-Along-Sitzung, in der die Teilnehmer den Madhubani-Stil üben und mehr über sein reiches Erbe erfahren.
    Deepti Agrawal (she/her) currently runs her signature art label, Deepti Designs, under which she designs and creates unique and experimental art pieces. She also provides art education and has been instrumental in the Indian art movement in Washington State. Agrawal lives in Bothell, WA.
    Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
    Zeit: 14:00 Uhr
    Ort: Online
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. Veranstaltet von der King County Library.
  • 16NS Annual Lilac City Comicon
    Featured Special Guests: Booker T., Daniel Cudmore, Tab Murphy, Kellen Goff, Ricco Fajardo and many more.
    Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 4 – 5, 2022
    Time: Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Location: Spokane Convention Center, 322 N Spokane Falls Ct
    Cost: Saturday – Adult $12.00, Child $5.00, VIP $32.00 (Saturday/Sunday), Sunday – Adult $17.00, Child $5.00
    For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their Webseite
  • Fire 9 Annual Demo Day and Wellness Fair
    Family-oriented event will feature live fire and rescue demos, see and tour fire trucks and the Life Flight helicopter; try the Kids Jr. Challenge Course; visit with over 50 local business and organizations with displays, info and samples; learn Hands-Only CPR, get your picture with Smokey Bear and Otto from the Spokane Indians Baseball Club and more!
    Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
    Zeit: 10:00 – 14:00 Uhr
    Location: Fire Station 92, 3801 E. Farwell Rd, Mead, at the corner of Farwell and Market
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • SCAR General Meeting
    Join in person or via Zoom to learn more about building community around activism, and get details about the new SCAR Reading Club.
    Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022
    Zeit: 18:00 Uhr
    To register, visit their Webseite.
  • What Laughter Tells Us: Asian Americans, Comedy, and Belonging
    Laughter shapes the way we listen to each other, and can be a signal of who belongs—and who doesn’t. While everyone finds different things funny, we all have experienced laughter. And what we find funny shapes how we interconnect. Through clips of Asian American stand-up comedians, Professor Michelle Liu explores how humor can change the patterns of belonging that everyone in the United States has inherited.
    When we want to learn about the past, we turn to history books. When we want to learn about how the past  continues to live within us, we can turn to humor. Join Liu for a conversation about why laughing matters. Michelle Liu (she/her) is a professor of English and the associate director of writing programs at the University of  Washington. She specializes in writing and exploring ideas about identity, history, emotion, and storytelling. She earned her PhD in American Studies from Yale University. Liu lives in Seattle, WA.
    Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    Zeit: 17:30 Uhr
    Ort: Online
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. Hosted by Tenino Timberland Library.
  • SCC Hagan Center – Jad Abumrad
    Abumrad is the creator and host of Radiolab, a public radio broadcast on nearly 600 stations across the nation and downloaded more than 12 million times.
    Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    Zeit: 17:30 Uhr
    Ort: Online
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite.
  • Hispanic Business Professional Association Monthly Meeting
    Sabes Qué?
    Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
    Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: networking, meeting & speaker presentation
    Location: TBA
    Cost: free, please RSVP
    For more information, visit their Webseite oder E-Mail hbpaspokane@gmail.com to RSVP.
  • 2nd Annual Big Gay Dance Party
    Date: Friday, June 10, 2022
    Time: 9:00 pm
    Ort: NYNE Bar und Bistro, 232 W Sprague Ave
    For more information, visit their Webseite. Event by Spokane Aids Network (SAN).
  • 2022 Spokane Pride Parade and Festival – Reimagine Pride – 30NS Spokane Pride Parade and Festival
    Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
    Time: Parade at noon, festival from noon – 6:00 pm
    Location: Downtown Spokane and Riverfront Park
    For more information visit their Webseite.
  • Manito Park Art Festival
    Shop for art from local vendors, music, children’s activities, and music from Kyle Richard.
    Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
    Time: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Location: Lawn just east of Duncan Garden.
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite.
  • The Significance of Juneteenth – from Slavery to Emancipation
    Dr. Roberta and Mr. James Wilburn discuss the importance of Juneteenth and its historical context.
    Date: Sunday, June 12, 2022
    Zeit: 15:00 – 16:00 Uhr
    Location: Liberty Park Library, 402 S. Pittsburg St
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • SCAR Platform For Change Town Hall
    We welcome members of Spokane’s Native Hawi’ian and Pacific Islander communities to share their thoughts on reimaging community safety and wellness.
    Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    Time: In-person gathering at 6:00 pm; Zoom meeting starts at 6:30 pm
    To register, visit their Webseite.
  • Pathways Forward: Domestic Violence and LGBTQ+ Identities
    Join YWCA Spokane as we engage the community with key Spokane experts and YWCA staff in a progress-minded conversation about the misconceptions and facts around experiences of LGBTQ+ with domestic violence.
    Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
    Zeit: Mittag – 1:00 pm
    Location: Virtual event, link to access will be provided after registration.
    Cost: Free, open to public (registration required)
    For more information and to register, visit our Webseite.
  • Juneteenth at Spark Central
    Join Spark Central and KSPS to celebrate Juneteenth with food, conversation and art! We’ll enjoy dinner from Fresh Soul, watch and share our thoughts on PBS KIDS Talk About: Race & Racism, and express what freedom means to us through art. Families with children between ages 2 and 8 will get the most out of the movie and activity offered in this program.
    Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
    Time: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Dinner served at 4:30 pm
    Location: Spark Central, 1214 W Summit Parkway
    Kosten: Kostenlos, öffentlich
    For more information, visit their Webseite. This program is provided in partnership with KSPS-PBS and made possible by generous community support.
  • Juneteenth Celebration – Community Pillar Awards
    Honoring those who have impacted and uplifted the Spokane African American Community.
    Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
    Zeit: 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr
    Location: Martin Luther King Family Outreach Center, 500 S Stone St
    Cost: $25.00 or $185 for a table of 8
    For more information, visit their Webseite. In collaboration with MLK Community Center, and The Carl Maxey Center.
  • World Refugee Day
    Annual community-wide celebration of local refuges for the annual United Nations world Refugee Day. This year includes traditional foods prepared by former refugees in partnership with Feast World Kitchen, an international craft marketplace, customary song and dance, a citizenship ceremony, community speakers, a community agency fair, and activities for kids.
    Date: June 18, 2022
    Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Location: Nevada Playfield
    For more information, email rcs@refugeeconnectionsspokane.org. Event sponsored by Refugee Connections.
  • Terrain Bazaar
    95+ booths of art and handcrafted goods (visual art, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, home goods, paper goods, and more). Family-friendly activities with music, food, and photo booth.
    Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
    Time: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Location: Main Ave. (between Lincoln St. & Wall St.)
    For more information, visit their Webseite. Event sponsored by Terrain.
  • Juneteenth Celebration at MLK Community Center
    Music, food, vendors, fun!
    Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
    Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Location: MLK Family Outreach Center, 500 S Stone St.
    For more information, visit their Webseite. In collaboration with MLK Community Center, and The Carl Maxey Center.
  • Juneteenth Celebration – Movie in the Park Showing TBA.
    Promoting family while enjoining a movie in the park!
    Date: Saturday, June 18, 2021
    Time: 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    Location: Underhill Park
    For more information, visit their Webseite. In collaboration with MLK Community Center, and The Carl Maxey Center.
  • Kalayaan Day 2022!
    Potluck! Bring your own chair,! There will be sand volleyball, basketball, a skate park, a splash pad, and kids’ playground.
    Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
    Time: noon – 4:00 pm
    Location: Browns Park, 3101 S. Pines, Spokane Valley
    For more information, contact Jacqueline at 509.590.6613, Vangie at 509.991.8380 or Loida at 509.747.6924. Hosted by Filipino American Northwest Association.
  • Juneteenth Celebration – Praise in the Park
    Giving thanks and glory with a collaborative praise and worship service.
    Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022
    Zeit: 11:00 – 13:00 Uhr
    Location: Liberty Park
    For more information, visit their Webseite. In collaboration with MLK Community Center, and The Carl Maxey Center.
  • Juneteenth Celebration – Father’s Day Brunch
    Celebrating fathers, male role models, father figures, and how Spokane plays a role in the foundation of this special day.
    Date: Sunday June 19, 2022
    Time: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    Location: Emmanuel Family Life Center
    For more information, visit their Webseite. In collaboration with MLK Community Center, and The Carl Maxey Center.
  • Mitgliederversammlung der NAACP
    Date: Monday, June 20, 2022
    Zeit: 19:00 Uhr
    Location: On-line via Zoom
    Cost: Free, meeting open to everyone
    For more information visit their Facebook page their Webseite.
  • Pride Breakfast and Fundraiser
    Keynote speaker will be Maeve Griffith, an avid hiker and runner, retired City of Spokane Fire Captain and paramedic. Maeve hosts the weekly KYRS radio program, Out and About.
    Date: Monday, June 20, 2022
    Time: Doors open 7:30 am, program 8:00 am – 9:00 am
    Location: Montvale Event Center
    Cost: $25.00
    For more information, visit their Facebook page.
  • Northeast Washington Educational Service District (NEWESD) 101’s Regional Equity Summit
    Featuring Dr. Adeyemi Stembridge, author of Culturally Responsive Education in the Classroom.
    Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    Time: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
    Location: Cheney High School Auditorium, 460 North 6NS, Cheney
    Cost: $75.00, registration ends June 17, 2022
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite.
  • 6th Annual Salish Immersion Symposium
    2021 Focus – Running an Immersion School: Curriculum (ages 1-5, grades K-5); training new fluent teachers; funding and management.
    Date: Friday & Saturday, July 22 23, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Location: Salish School of Spokane
    Cost: Early-bird registration fee (by July 1, 2022): $400 US / $500 Canadian per person. Regular registration fee (after July 1, 2022): $450 US / $560 Canadian per person
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite oder E-Mail info@salishschoolofspokane.org.
  • From Healing to Liberation: A Virtual Body Image & Fatphobia Support Group
    This is a nine week group exploring healing from negative body image and liberation from systemic fatphobia. It is open to all 18+ year old LGBTQ+ adults who struggle with body image and internalized fatphobia residing in Washington state. This will be facilitated by Emerald Fitzpatrick, fat, queer, nonbinary clinical intern, activist, and artist.
    Date: every Thursday, June 23, 2022 – August 18, 2022
    Zeit: 18:00 Uhr – 7:30 pm
    Location: via Zoom
    Cost: $10/session; $90/9 weeks
    For more information, screening, and registration, please email fitzemerald@therapyassociatesoftacoma.com.
  • Pride in Perry
    A celebration of LGBTQ+ community in the South Perry district. Features Odyssey’s open house, vendors and community resources. In addition, games, food specials, a COVID vaccine clinic and free COVID test kits and more.
    Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022
    Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Location: South Perry District
    Cost: Kostenlos
    For more information, visit their Webseite oder E-Mail events@odsseyyouth.org.
  • Hoop Fest
    The largest 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament with over 6,000 teams, 3,000 volunteers, 225,000 fans, and 450 courts spanning 45 city blocks! Beyond basketball, it is an outdoor festival with shopping, food, and interactive entertainment.
    Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 25 26, 2022
    Time: TBD
    Location: Downtown Spokane
    Cost: varies
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • Northwest Passages presents Jess Walter – The Angel of Rome
    Jess Walter is the author of seven novels, one book of short stories, and one nonfiction book. Walter began his writing career in 1987 as a reporter for his hometown newspaper, Die Sprecher-Rezension. He was a finalist for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize as part of a team covering the shootout and standoff at Ruby Ridge, in Northern Idaho. This became the subject of Walter’s first book, Every Knee Shall Bow, in 1995. The Angel of Rome is a collection about those moments when everything changes–for the better, for the worse, for the outrageous–as a diverse cast of characters bounces from Italy to Idaho, questioning their roles in life and finding inspiration in the unlikeliest places.
    Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    Zeit: 19:00 Uhr
    Location: Bing Crosby Theatre
    Cost; $7.00 general admission, $50.00 includes copy of book, reserved seating and author reception ahead of event
    For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their Webseite.


Ein Abend in der Toskana
A summer evening benefit highlighting local arts, entertainment, scratch eats, and Tuscan-themed street fair fun to raise critical funds for YWCA’s Domestic Violence Safe Shelter and other services.
Date: Friday, July 29, 2022
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Beacon Hill Events Center
Cost: $135 /person or $1,000 for a table of 8
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Hier or call 509-789-9305.

Unity in the Community (UIC) – Celebrating 28 Years
UIC consists of five key vendors areas: Youth Fair, Career and Education Fair, Health Fair, Early Learning Fair, and general vendors. Along with our vendors we also have a Cultural Village and a stage consisting of a diverse group of performers and acts to keep you entertained all day. Whatever your age, you will find something to do at UIC.
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ort: Riverfront Park
For more information, visit their Webseite.

2nd Annual Tacos & Tequila Festival
Dates: Saturday & Sunday August 27 – 28, 2022
Time: Saturday, 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sunday, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Ort: Riverfront Park
For more information, visit their Webseite.

Nominations are being accepted for the Eva Lassman Take Action Against Hate Awards – Gonzaga University
For more than 10 years, in honor of the life and memory of Holocaust survivor and educator Eva Lassman, GIHS has presented the annual Eva Lassman ‘Take Action Against Hate’ Awards to one individual and one organization, whether local or global, for their work to counter hatred in any of its manifestations.
Deadline: July 31, 2022
You are invited to nominate an individual or an organization working to counter hatred in the local, national, or global community.
Nomination forms can be found Hier.

Wenn Sie von öffentlich zugänglichen Diversity-/Kulturveranstaltungen wissen, die Sie in den Monatskalender aufnehmen möchten, senden Sie bitte eine E-Mail an Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora an yvonnecmz04@gmail.com mit Veranstaltungsdetails.

Für andere allgemeine Veranstaltungen in Spokane besuchen Sie visitspokane.com oder spokane7.com.


KYRS Radio Programs For Your Consideration. To learn more, visit kyrs.org.

Democracy Now!
Day: Monday – Friday
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am; 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. democracynow.org. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Demokratie jetzt! Schlagzeilen auf Spanisch
Date: Saturdays
Zeit: 7:00 – 8:00 Uhr
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, democracynow.org. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Libellen in dünner Luft
Day: Sundays
Zeit: 15:00 – 16:00 Uhr
One of the few elementary age children’s radio shows in the country produced by kids for kids. The program is fun and educational for children and adults, and includes a mix of jokes, music, guests, stories, poetry, trivia. and more. Includes Alice, Elenor C., Lily, Rowan, Sicely, Finn, Eleanor M., Sophia, Aleric, and Amara who all go to Spokane Public Montessori Elementary School. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Earth Matters Now!
Date: Tuesdays
Zeit: 12:00 – 13:00 Uhr
Providing a unique perspective on environmental news, issues and science to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for positive environmental action. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Generational Warfare
Day: Saturdays
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Join host Ry the Y as he battles with his Gen Z co-hosts, Zakris and Ezekiel. The three friends, alongside guests from the community, grapple with generational divides — both the silly and the seemingly irreconcilable. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Irische Musik vom Fass
Day: Wednesdays
Zeit: 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Music from Ireland, Scotland, and England, as well as Celtic Brittany and Canada. Hosted by Don and Rick. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Lateinische Lounge
Day: Mondays
Zeit: 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr
A wide spectrum of Latin music, hosted by “Corazon.” Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Out and About
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 4:00 pm – 4:55 pm
Consists of a variety of LGBTQ, local news, locally produced, music and public Affairs. Host and producer Maeve Griffith. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Königinnen des Lärms
Day: Wednesdays
Zeit: 20:00 – 22:00 Uhr
Hosted by Luscious Duchess, you will hear best in female vocalists/musicians. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Die persische Stunde
Day: Saturdays
Zeit: 12:00 – 13:00 Uhr
The Persian Hour is hosted by Shahrokh Nikfar and consists of a variety of Iranian music from hip hop to traditional, jazz, blues, rock and roll, and the usual. He also shares stories, recipes, and interviews. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Die Wissenschaft der Armut
Day: Saturdays
Zeit: 16:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Explores the topic of poverty. Hosted by Jesse Quintana, official Facebook. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Klänge der Wissenschaft
Day: Sundays
Zeit: 16:00 – 17:00 Uhr
Lively discussion of what’s happening in the world of science, from how it affects our lives to the ways we shape it. Hosted by Blake, Amaya, and Adam. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Willkommen zuhause
Day: Thursdays
Zeit: 10:00 – 12:00 Uhr
A multi-genre roots based folk show. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Frauenmedienzentrum Live
Day: Wednesdays
Zeit: 12:00 – 13:00 Uhr
WMC Live with Robin Morgan tackles today’s hottest topics; whether it be sex, politics, art, humor, religion, culture, or news stories that go unreported, each episode is engaged regularly, insightfully, and intelligently. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

Workin' Woman Blues
Day: Sundays
Zeit: 18:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Tunes to help you shake the blues out of your hair with a mix of funk, R&B, soul and blues, hosted by Jukebox Jennie. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at kyrs.org.

JUNE 2022 International/National Cultural Celebrations Calendar

June 1

Gawai Dayak – Malaysia
This is a festival marking the traditional rice harvest. Rituals performed to express thanks to the spirits of the paddy with requests for better harvest during the next planting season. It is an open house for friends and relatives with celebrations usually lasting three days.

Children’s Day – Laos
Guided by the belief that the children of today are the future of tomorrow, the celebration of Children’s Day is celebrated every first of June every year.

Global Day of Parents – UN
This day was proclaimed by the UN in 2012 to honor parents throughout the world.

Independence Day – Samoa

Labor Day – Bahamas

June 2

Republic Day – Italy
Known as the Festival of The Republic, it is celebrated on the day that Italians voted to abolish the monarch in 1946.  

Ascension – Christian, Coptic & Eastern Orthodox
This day commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven.  

Trooping the Color – UK, England
Part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The official birthday of the Queen is marked each year by a colorful and historic military parade and march-past, known as Trooping the Colour.

June 3

Dragon Boat Festival – China, Hong Kong
This day honors the patriot poet Chu Yuan who drowned himself in the Milo River, south of China in protest of the political injustice in 277 B.C. The villagers raced to the river and jumped into dragon boats but never found him. As they searched, they beat drums to scare off fish and dragons that might attack his mortal remains. It is a holiday celebrated by boat races in the shape of dragons.  

June 4

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression – UN
Acknowledges the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. 

Núr (5NS Month) – Bahú’í
The first day of the fifth Baha’í month. The English translation of Núr (Arabic) is Light. 

June 5

Constitution Day – Denmark
Honors as both the first constitution of 1849 which established Denmark as a “constitutional monarchyand the current constitution of 1953, which were signed on this date of their respective years. 

World Environment Day – UN
Message to reject single-use plastic, Refuse what you can’t re-use.

Shavuot (June 5-6) – Jewish
Begins previous sundown at 6pm. Called the Feast of Weeks or Pentecost which means 50 and therefore celebrated on the 50NS day at the end of Passover. Shavuot celebrates the time when the Ten Commandments were given to Moses on the Mount Sinai. This feast lasts 2 days.  

Pentecost – Christian
The Holy Spirit was felt amongst the 12 apostles after Jesus’ death. New members of the church are baptized on this day. It is called white Sunday because white clothes are worn for baptism.  

June 6

National Day – Sweden 

June Bank Holiday – Ireland 

June 8

World Oceans Day – UN
Reminds every one of the major roles the oceans have in everyday life. 

June 10

Portugal Day – Portugal
Observes the anniversary of the death in 1580 of national poet, Luiz Vaz de Camões, with parades, writing contests and dances. 

June 12

Russia Day – Russia
Russian parliament formally declared Russian sovereignty from the USSR which declared complete state independence. 

Independence Day – Philippines
The Philippine Declaration of Independence was proclaimed this date in present day Kawit, Cavite. 

World Day Against Child Labor – UN 

Pentecost – Christian-Coptic & Eastern Orthodox
The holy Spirit was felt amongst the 12 apostles after Jesus’ death. New members of the church are baptized on this day. It is called White Sunday because white clothes are worn for baptism.  

June 14

Flag Day – USA
A day chosen by the Continental Congress in 1777 to honor the flag as a symbol of patriotism. Its 13 red and white stripes represent the original colonies, while the 50 stars stand for the separate but united states of the Union. Flags are flown over all schools, statehouses, courtrooms and churches.  

June 16

Matariki – Aboriginal/Maori, New Zealand
When the star cluster Matariki (Pleiades) appears in the dawn sky, Maori New Year starts. Festivities begins with the new moon after the first appearance of Matariki and last for a month. It is time for connecting with and giving thanks to the land, sea, and sky, and for the community to come together to bid farewell to the dead and to begin planning ahead for the coming year.  

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev – Sikh
Commemorates the death of the fifth guru of the Sikhs and the first Sikh martyr executed by the Mughai emperor Jehangir. He built the Golden Temple in Amritsar with doors facing all four directions to emphasize the Sikh way was open to all, regardless of caste.

June 17

Independence Day – Iceland
Icelandic National Day celebrating Iceland’s independence from Denmark on June 17, 1944. 

World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought – UN
To promote public awareness of land degradation and to draw attention to the implementation of the UNCCD in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa.  

June 19

Juneteenth – African-American, USA
June 19, 1865, also known as National Freedom Day, is considered the official end of slavery in the United States. Slaves in Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas were not told about their freedom until this day, even though the Emancipation Proclamation took place in April of 1863. Made into a USA holiday in 2021. 

Father’s Day – USA, Canada, UK
This day we honor all fathers in the world. Louise Dodd of Spokane, WA, began the tradition in 1910. Her own father was a veteran who raised six children alone after his wife died in childbirth. Interest in the day grew, and in 1966 a presidential proclamation established Father’s Day as the 3rd Sunday in June. 

Labor Day – Trinidad & Tobago 

June 20

World Refugee Day- UN 

Summer Solstice
In the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the longest day of the year in terms of daylight, the June solstice is also called summer solstice.  

Litha – Wicca
Falls on the summer solstice. The Latin word ‘solstice’ means ‘the sun stood still.’ Wiccans celebrate the Sun at the height of its power for providing good harvests.  

World Refugee Day – UN 

June 21

National Indigenous Peoples Day – Aboriginal/Native Canadian
In 1996, a former Governor General of Canada proclaimed June 21 to be known as National Aboriginal Day. This is an event growing in importance in Canada when the outstanding contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, collectively known as Aboriginal peoples, are being recognized. 

National Day – Greenland
Celebrations consist of speeches, hoisting of the flag, church services and local entertainment.

International Day of Yoga – UN 

June 23

Public Service Day – UN
On December 20, 2002, the UN designated this date to celebrate the value and virtue of public service, and the contribution of public service in the development process. 

National Day – Luxembourg

June 23

Rahmat (6NS Month) – Baha’i
The first day of the sixth Baha’i month. The English translation of Rahmat (Arabic) is Mercy. Starts at sunset on the 23rd. 

June 24

St. Jean Baptiste Day (Quebec) – Canada
The patron saint of French Canadians in Quebec. It is a national holiday with parades, bonfires and fireworks to celebrate his birthday. 

Dia de San Juan – Puerto Rico
This day commemorates the island’s patron saint, St. John the Baptist. People gather at beaches in the afternoon. At midnight, they jump into the ocean backwards three times to symbolize baptism, immersion and new life. Feasts follow. 

Inti Raymi – Peru
Celebrated in Cusco, the second biggest festival in Latin America celebrates the winter solstice Incan Festival where the God of the Sun, Wiracocha, is honored. 

June 26

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – UN
In 1997, the UN General Assembly proclaimed June 26NS the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture to remind people that human torture is unacceptable and a crime. 

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking – UN 

Independence Day – Madagascar, Somalia 

June 27

Multiculturalism Day – Canada
On November 13, 2002, the Canadian government officially recognized June 27 as Canadian Multiculturalism Day. This day acknowledges the contributions various communities make to Canadian society and celebrates the country’s richness and diversity. 

June 28

Stonewall Rebellion Day – LGBT
This day commemorates the U.S. anniversary of the protest against police harassment in New York City’s Greenwich Village in 1969. Events and Pride Parades are held in many cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

June 29

St. Peter and Paul Day – Chile
Liturgical feast in honor of Saints Peter and Paul. 

Gahambar Maidyoshem (June 29-July 3)- Zoroastrian
An diesem Tag wird die Erschaffung der Tiere gefeiert. Es ist auch eine Zeit für die gerechte Verteilung von Lebensmitteln.

June 30

Independence Day – Congo 

Source: Multicultural Calendar 2022 published by Creative Cultural Communications.

June 2022 National/International Diversity/Cultural Celebrations


In June we celebrate/honor LGBTQ+ Pride Month, below is a Glossary of Terms taken from Learning for Justice www.learningforjustice.org (previously known as Teaching for Tolerance) website.

A Glossary of Terms 

From the outside looking in, the ABCs of LGBTQ identities can feel overwhelming, academic and inaccessible. But for students deprived of representation, words matter—and can open a door toward realization. To hear yourself or see yourself described for the first time can be transformational, especially if you’ve been conditioned to see  yourself as abnormal. A definition can point to a community. And a community can make a kid feel less alone. Today’s youth, more than ever, have a large vocabulary with which they can articulate their gender expression, gender identities and sexual orientations. That vocabulary can make some feel uncomfortable. These terms often  force us to confront our biases or assumptions. They ask us to consider the complexity of gender and attraction. But an understanding of these words opens a door for an educator to become an ally to LGBTQ students—capable  of facilitating conversation, and more importantly, capable of listening. 

Affirmed gender (noun): The gender by which one wishes to be known. This term is often used to replace terms like “new gender” or “chosen gender,” which imply that a person’s gender was chosen rather than simply innate1.

Agender (adj.): Describes a person who does not identify with any gender identity. 

Ally (noun): A person who does not identify as LGBTQ, but expresses solidarity with and advocates for LGBTQ people. 

Androgynous (adj.), Androgyne (noun): Used to describe someone who identifies or presents as neither distinguishably masculine or feminine2.

Aromantic (adj.): A romantic orientation generally characterized by not feeling romantic attraction or a desire for romance3.

Asexual (adj.): Used to describe people who do not experience sexual attraction or do not have a desire for sex4. Many experience romantic or emotional attractions across the entire spectrum of sexual orientations5. Asexuality differs from celibacy, which refers to abstaining from sex. Also ace, oder ace community6.

Assigned sex (noun): The sex that is assigned to an infant at birth based on the child’s visible sex organs, including genitalia and other physical characteristics. Often corresponds with a child’s assigned gender und assumed gender7.

Binary system (noun): Something that contains two opposing parts; binary systems are often assumed despite the existence of a spectrum of possibilities. Gender (man/woman) and sex (male/female) are examples of binary systems often perpetuated by our culture8.

Biological sex (noun): A medical classification that refers to anatomical, physiological, genetic or physical attributes that determine if a person is assigned male, female or intersex identity at birth. Biological sex is often confused or interchanged with the term “gender,” which encompasses personal identity and social factors, and is not necessarily determined by biological sex9. See gender

Bisexual, Bi (adj.): A person emotionally, romantically or sexually attracted to more than one sex, gender or gender identity though not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way or to the same degree10

Cisgender (adj.): Describes a person whose gender identity (defined below) aligns with the sex assigned to them at birth. 

Cissexism (noun): A system of discrimination and exclusion that oppresses people whose gender and/or gender expression falls outside of normative social constructs. This system is founded on the belief that there are, and should be, only two genders—usually tied to assigned sex11.

Coming out (verb): A lifelong process of self-acceptance and revealing one’s queer identity to others. This may involve something as private as telling a single confidant or something as public as posting to social media. 

Demisexual (adj.): Used to describe someone who feels sexual attraction only to people with whom they have an emotional bond—often considered to be on the asexual spectrum12.

Gay (adj.): Used to describe people (often, but not exclusively, men) whose enduring physical, romantic and/or emotional attractions are to people of the same sex or gender identity13.

Gender (noun): A set of social, physical, psychological and emotional traits, often influenced by societal expectations, that classify an individual as feminine, masculine, androgynous or other. Words and qualities ascribed to these traits vary across cultures14.

Gender dysphoria (noun): Clinically significant distress caused when a person’s assigned birth gender is not the same as the one with which they identify15.

Gender expression (noun): External appearance of one’s gender identity, usually expressed through behavior, clothing, haircut or voice, and which may or may not conform to socially defined behaviors and characteristics typically associated with being masculine or feminine16.

Gender-fluid (adj.): A person who does not identify with a single fixed gender and whose identification and presentation may shift, whether within or outside of the male/female binary17, 18.

Gender identity (noun): One’s innermost feeling of maleness, femaleness, a blend of both or neither. One’s gender identity can be the same or different from their sex assigned at birth19.

Gender neutral (adj.): Not gendered, usually operating outside the male/female binary. Can refer to language (e.g., pronouns), spaces (e.g., bathrooms) or identities20.

Gender nonconforming (adj.): A broad term referring to people who do not behave in a way that conforms to the traditional expectations of their gender or whose gender expression does not fit neatly into a category. Also, gender expansive21.

Genderqueer (adj.): Describes a person who rejects static categories of gender (i.e. the gender binary of male/female) and whose gender expression or identity falls outside of the dominant social norms of their assigned  sex22. They may identify as having aspects of both male and female identities, or neither23.

Gender roles (noun): The social behaviors and expression that a culture expects from people based on their assigned sex (e.g., girls wear pink; boys don’t cry; women care for home and child; men are more violent), despite a spectrum of various other possibilities. 

Heteronormativity (noun): Coined by social critic Michael Warner, the term refers to a societal assumption of certain norms: 1) that there are two distinct sexes; 2) that male and female functions and characteristics are  distinctly different; and 3) that traits such as attraction and sexual behavior correspond to anatomy. Those who do  not fit these norms—be it through same-sex attraction, a non-binary gender identity or nontraditional gender expression—are therefore seen as abnormal, and often marginalized or pressured to conform to norms as a result24.

Heterosexism (noun): The assumption that sexuality between people of different sexes is normal, standard, superior or universal while other sexual orientations are substandard, inferior, abnormal, marginal or invalid25.

Heterosexual (adj.): Used to describe people whose enduring physical, romantic and/or emotional attraction is to people of the opposite sex26. Also straight

Heterosexual/cisgender privilege (noun): Refers to societal advantages that heterosexual people and cisgender people have solely because of their dominant identities. This can include things as simple as safely holding hands with a romantic partner in public or having safe access to public bathrooms. This can also include systemic privileges such as the right to legally donate blood, to adopt children without facing possible rejection because of  your sexual orientation, or to play organized sports with others of the same gender identity. 

Homophobia* (noun): A fear or hostility toward lesbian, gay and/or bisexual people, often expressed as discrimination, harassment and violence27. 

Intersex (adj.): An umbrella term describing people born with reproductive or sexual anatomy and/or a chromosome pattern that can’t be classified as typically male or female28. 

Latinx (adj.): A gender-expansive term for people of Latin American descent used and considered by some to be more inclusive of all genders than the binary terms Latino oder Latina29.

Lesbian (adj.): Used to describe a woman whose enduring physical, romantic and/or emotional attraction is to other women30.

LGBTQ (noun): An acronym for “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer.” Less often, the Q stands for “questioning.” Acronyms like LGBTQIA also include the intersex and asexual communities, while acronyms like LGBTQ attempt to envelop an entire community of people who hold identities that are not cisgender or heterosexual. 

Misgender (verb): To refer to someone in a way that does not correctly reflect the gender with which they identify, such as refusing to use a person’s pronouns or name31.

Nichtbinär (adj.): An umbrella term that refers to individuals who identify as neither man or woman, or as a combination of man or woman. Instead, nonbinary people exhibit a boundless range of identities that can exist beyond a spectrum between male and female. 

Outing (verb): The inappropriate act of publicly declaring (sometimes based on rumor and/or speculation) or revealing another person’s sexual orientation or gender identity without that person’s consent32.

Pansexual (adj.): Used to describe people who have the potential for emotional, romantic or sexual attraction to people of any gender identity, though not necessarily simultaneously, in the same way or to the same degree33. Der Begriff panromantic may refer to a person who feels these emotional and romantic attractions, but identifies as asexual. 

Preferred pronouns (adj.): The pronoun or set of pronouns that an individual personally uses and would like others  to use when talking to or about that individual. Can include variations of he/him/his, she/her/hers,  they/their/theirs, among others34. This term is being used less and less in LGBTQ circles, as it suggests one’s  gender identity is a “preference” rather than innate. Recommended replacement: “Your pronouns, my pronouns, their pronouns, etc.” 

Queer (adj.): Once a pejorative term, a term reclaimed and used by some within academic circles and the LGBTQ community to describe sexual orientations and gender identities that are not exclusively heterosexual or cisgender. 

Questioning (adj.): A term used to describe people who are in the process of exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity35.

Same-gender loving (adj.): A term coined in the early 1990s by activist Cleo Manago, this term was and is used by some members of the black community who feel that terms like gay, lesbian and bisexual (and sometimes the communities therein) are Eurocentric and fail to affirm black culture, history and identity. 

Sexual orientation (noun): An inherent or immutable emotional, romantic or sexual attraction to other people; oftentimes used to signify the gender identity (or identities) to which a person is most attracted36.

Third gender (noun): A gender identity that is neither male nor female, existing outside the idea that gender represents a linear spectrum between the two. Sometimes a catchall term or category in societies, states or countries that legally recognize genders other than male and female. 

Transgender (adj.): An umbrella term for people whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth37.Not all trans people undergo transition. Being transgender does not imply any specific sexual orientation. Therefore, transgender people may identify as straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual or something else. Also, trans

Transitioning (verb): A process during which some people strive to more closely align their gender identity with their gender expression. This includes socially transitioning, during which a person may change their pronouns, the name they ask to be called or the way they dress to be socially recognized as another gender. This includes legal transitioning, which may involve an official name change and modified IDs and birth certificates. And this includes physically transitioning, during which a person may undergo medical interventions to more closely align their body to their gender identity. Transgender and nonbinary people transition in various ways to various degrees; self-identification alone is enough to validate gender identity. 

Transphobia* (noun): The fear and hatred of, or discomfort with, transgender people. This may manifest into transphobic actions, such as violence, harassment, misrepresentation or exclusion38.

Transsexual (adj.): A less frequently used term (considered by some to be outdated or offensive) which refers to people who use medical interventions such as hormone therapy, gender-affirming surgery (GAS) or sex reassignment surgery (SRS) as part of the process of expressing their gender39. Some people who identify as transsexual do not identify as transgender and vice versa. Only use this term if someone who specifically identifies as such asks you to. 

Two Spirit (adj.): An umbrella term in Native culture to describe people who have both a male and female spirit within them. This encompasses many tribe-specific names, roles and traditions, such as the winkte of the Lakota and nadleeh of the Navajo people40. This term often describes Native people who performed roles and gender expression associated with both men and women. This term should be used only in the context of Native culture. 

*University of California, Davis’s LGBTQIA Resource Center offers this note on words like this: We’ve been intentionally moving away from using words like “transphobic,” “homophobic,” and “biphobic” because (1) they inaccurately describe systems of oppression as irrational fears and (2) for some people, phobias are a very distressing part of their lived experience and co-opting this language is disrespectful to their experiences and perpetuates ableism. 

Words to avoid/Preferred terms 

Homosexual (n.); homosexual (adj.)/Gay man/person (n.); gay (adj.) 

Sexual preference/Sexual orientation 

Tranny/transvestite/Transgender person or trans person (if they so identify

Definition sources 

Note: Not all definitions are used word-for-word, but were inspired by meanings provided by the following sources:

  1. PFLAG National Glossary of Terms. 
  2. Human Rights Campaign Glossary of Terms 
  3. University of California, Davis, LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary 
  4. Glossary of Terms, from the GLAAD Media Reference Guide 
  5. Asexuality.org 
  6. The Trevor Project Glossary 
  7. PFLAG 
  8. The Trevor Project 
  9. PFLAG 
  10. Human Rights Campaign 
  11. UC Davis 
  12. Ibid. 
  13. GLAAD 
  14. Lambda Legal, Glossary of LGBTQ Terms 
  15. HRC 
  16. Ibid. 
  17. Oxford English Dictionary 
  18. UC Davis 
  19. Human Rights Campaign 
  20. PFLAG 
  21. Human Rights Campaign 
  22. Ibid. 
  23. UC Davis 
  24. International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 
  25. Lambda Legal 
  26. GLAAD 
  27. Lambda Legal 
  28. GLAAD 
  29. PFLAG 
  30. GLAAD 
  31. PFLAG 
  32. GLAAD 
  33. Human Rights Campaign 
  34. PFLAG 
  35. Human Rights Campaign 
  36. Ibid. 
  37. Ibid. 
  38. Ibid. 
  39. PFLAG 
  40. Tony Enos, “8 Things You Should Know About Two Spirit People,” Indian Country Today. 2017. 

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