Kultur- und Diversitätskalender der Gemeinschaft

Bleiben Sie auf dem Laufenden, was rund um Spokane passiert!
Stop here to find family-friendly, educational, and racial & social justice oriented events going on in or around the area.

National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month 

Beginning in 2010, by Presidential Proclamation, each January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Following the start of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, with the help of non-government organizations, National Human Trafficking Day began and is observed annually on January 11th. Visit their Webseite to learn more.  

Per the Washington Anti-trafficking Response Network, Human trafficking is the use of force, fraud, coercion to compel a person into any form of labor against their will. This can occur in any industry. Human trafficking is also described a modern-day slavery or involuntary servitude. For more information, visit their website, and Lutherische Gemeindedienste for local information and resources.  

National Mentoring Month 

Acknowledging mentoring and the positive impact it can have on young lives is the goal of this month-long  celebration. First observed in 2002, spearheaded by the Harvard Mentoring Project and the MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership. This celebration draws national attention to the need for mentors, as well as how individuals, business, government agencies, schools, faith communities, and nonprofits can work together to ensure healthy and productive lives for young people. Visit MENTOR’s Webseite für mehr Informationen. 


Events In Spokane – JANUARY 2023

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!

KALENDER DRUCKEN


Local Events In Spokane

  • Dancing with Life: Mexican Masks
    These masks are a fascinating window into Mexican culture, they are saintly, colorful, grotesque, and humorous looking. With a regional focus in Michoacan, Mexico, this exhibit features more than 50 dance masks with roots in the celebration of religious holidays, as well as dance costumes and videos featuring the artists and dancers. Across Mexico, mask-making is a vibrant and playful art form, depicting everything from animals, devils, and holy figures, to celebrities from contemporary politics and culture.
    Dates: September 3, 2022 – April 16, 2023
    Time: Tuesday- Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, 3rd Thursday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Location: NW Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 West First Avenue
    Cost: $7.00 – $12.00
    For more information visit their Webseite.
  • Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes
    Savages and Princesses brings together 12 contemporary Native American visual artists who reclaim their identities by replacing stereotypical images that fill the pop culture landscape. Using humor, subtlety, and irony, the telling is always honest and unequivocal. Images and styles are created from traditional, contemporary, and mass culture forms.
    Dates: November 10, 2022 – March 19, 2023
    Time: Tuesday- Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, 3rd Thursday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Location: NW Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 West First Avenue
    Cost: $7.00 – $12.00, children 5 and under are free
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • Cultura y Lenguaje
    Mujeres in Action brings “The Three Wise Men” to Spokane in a cultural exchange between community members and decision makers from within the different Spokane systems. The Three Wise Men will be giving gifts to the first 50 children that come to visit, there will be photo opportunities, food boxes sponsored by Hispanic Business Professional Association for the first 50 families, lunch catered by a Puerto Rican chef, arts and crafts, vendors and resources available.
    Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
    Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Location: West Central Community Center, 1603 N Belt St
    Kostenlos
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • Winter Stories
    Come learn how to make Native American regalia while listening to story-telling. Bead or loom, make a ribbon skirt or shirt, make a pair of moccasins.
    Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022 weekly until end of May 2023
    Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Location: American Indian Community Center, 1025 W Indiana Ave
    Kostenlos
  • 2023 Gonzaga International Conference on Hate Studies – Proposal Deadline
    Theme: Challenges of Hate in the 21st Century
    In this time of political divisiveness, racial inequity, extremism, and climate injustice, the importance of understanding how the processes of dehumanization and othering harm communities and the world in which we live is as critical as ever.
    You are invited to consider opportunities to share your work to counter hate and promote hope and to submit a proposal to present at the Seventh International Conference on Hate Studies. The multidisciplinary field of hate studies brings us together for new understandings to address hate in any one or more of its manifestations (e.g. racism, Anti-Semitism, homophobia, religious intolerance, extremism, white supremacy, anti-immigration animus, ableism, etc.). This is an in-person event. Hybrid options may be available.
    Date: Proposal deadline January 4, 2023
    Conference Dates: April 20-22, 2023
    Location: Spokane Community College, 1819 N Greene St
    For more information, please email Dr. Ryan Turcott, Proposal Chair at turcott@gonzaga.edu or Dr. James Mohr, Conference Co-Chair at james.mohr@ccs.spokane.edu. Submit your proposal Hier.
  • Introduction to Illustrations for Graphic Novels with Elise Warren
    Learn the basics of visual storytelling. Students will spend afternoons learning the basic rules of design, panel flow, and story movement and will have the chance to participate in critique and work towards producing their own short comic. For high school students and adults.
    Dates: Mondays, January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6 and 13, 2023
    Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
    Location: Spokane Art School, 811 W Garland Ave
    Cost: $135.00
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite or call 509-325-1500.
  • 2023 Human Trafficking Awareness Month Training & Reception
    LCS Northwest Certified Crime Victim Advocates will help answer important questions about human trafficking and what is being done in our community to combat and prevent it. LCSNW will address what human trafficking is, why this is happening in Spokane; legalities of human trafficking: Act, Means, Purpose; red flags; and the Inland Northwest Human Trafficking Task Force: who are they and what do they do. Bring questions for a Q&A session following the presentation!
    After the training, join Lutheran Community Services Northwest for light refreshments. There will be a candlelit moment of silence for survivors of human trafficking; sharing of local successes in addressing and preventing human trafficking. If you’d like to share, please see an event organizer before 4:30, or email our team at adougherty@lcsnw.org, group photo, visual storytelling – Silhouette Project (*not appropriate for young children to read); and art created by refugee trafficking survivors.
    Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
    Time: Training in Event Room B at 3:00 pm, Reception in nxʷyxʷyetkʷ Hall at 4:30 pm
    Location: Spokane Public Library – Central branch, 906 W Main Ave
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite.
  • Monatliches Treffen der Hispanic Business / Professional Association (HBPA)
    Sprecher (Sabes Que): TBA
    Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
    Zeit: 18:00 Uhr
    Ort: TBA
    Kostenlos
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • Die Kunst der Rebellion: Soziale Gerechtigkeit und Chicana/Chicano Visual Arts
    Wie wurde Kunst verwendet, um Gemeinschaften zu mobilisieren und Botschaften sozialer Gerechtigkeit zu verbreiten? Ist Kunst nur eine Ware, die nur der Elite zugänglich ist? Wie hat die Idee der „Kunst für das Volk“ unseren Blick auf Kunst verändert?
    In this talk, Chicano artist, Jake Prendez, traces the history of social justice art, from the rise of Mexican muralism to its influence on American artwork from the civil rights era and the modern era. Explore how the means of production and new technologies made art accessible worldwide, and join Prendez as he deconstructs his own artwork to show how it relates to this greater narrative.
    Jake Prende (er/er) ist ein renommierter Chicano-Künstler und der Besitzer und Co-Direktor der Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in Seattle. Seine Arbeit ist eine Verschmelzung seiner Lebenserfahrungen – eine Darstellung seines Chicano-Hintergrunds und ein Spiegelbild seiner Zeit, in der er sowohl in Seattle als auch in Los Angeles lebte.
    Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
    Zeit: Mittag
    Ort: Online
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. Hosted by Seattle Central College.
  • 2nd Annual Free Book Fair! Page 42 Bookstore
    Over 10,000 free books from every genre, in hardback and paper book.
    Dates: Thursday-Saturday, January 12 – 14, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Thursday-Friday), 9:00 am – 1:30 pm (Saturday)
    Location: former Hillyard Library, 4005 N Cook
    Kostenlos
    For more information, visit their Webseite
  • 023 Lunar New Year Celebration – Ringing in the Year of the Rabbit
    Lunar New Year Storytime and Activities (10 am); Dragon Dance (11 am); dumpling cooking demonstration (noon); how to make Sushi on a budget (1 pm)
    Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
    Zeit: 10:00 – 14:00 Uhr
    Location: Spokane Public Library – Shadle Park branch, 2111 W Wellesley Ave
    Kostenlos
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • Make Your Own Pendleton Moccasins
    Authentic Native American footwear. This workshop is hands-on and guided by Coeur d’Alene Tribal members. All materials are provided. At the end of this course, you will have a completed pair of moccasins. Receive $10 extra play cash and a $10 meal voucher.
    Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Location: Coeur d’Alene Casino, 37914 S. Nukwalqw St, Worley, ID
    Cost: $150.00
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Rabbit
    Lunar New Year Celebration by the Spokane Chinese Association with free admission to the culture fair which includes Chinese calligraphy & painting, a Lunar New Year photo booth, cuisine sampling, and many cultural booths. Ticketed performances of folk dances, Chinese Choir, Peking Opera, Lion Dance, Chinese music and instruments and more. Don’t miss the drawings of Chinese red envelopes with gift cards inside from $25.00 to $50.00.
    Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
    Time: 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Location: Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W Sprague Ave
    Cost: Free admission to the culture fair (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm), must purchase tickets ($15.00 – $23.00) for performances (5:00 pm).
    For more information, visit the the theater’s Webseite.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Unity Rally, March & Resource Fair
    Make it a day ON, not a day off. Join the community to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gemeindezentrum.
    Commemorative Celebration
    Date: Sunday, January 15, 2023
    Location: Holy Temple Church of God in Christ
    Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Rally, March & Resource Fair
    Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
    Time: Rally begins at 10:00am, followed by march and resource fair 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
    Location: Spokane Convention Center, Ballrooms 111 ABC, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd
    To register for a table at the resource fair, visit their Webseite. For more information, please contact the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 509-868-0856.
  • Monatliche Mitgliederversammlung der NAACP
    Date: Monday, January 16, 2023
    Zeit: 19:00 – 20:30 Uhr
    Ort: Online
    Cost: Free, meeting open to all
    For more information contact spkncpbr@gmail.com or visit their Facebook Seite.
  • Humanity in Print: Literature and Human Rights
    We don’t extend human rights to people we don’t see as fully human. So how do we develop empathy for those we view as alien or inhuman? One way is through literature, which takes us inside the lives and actions of others. By instilling empathy, and by giving voice to cries for justice, literature forms the foundation for human rights. Professor Richard Middleton-Kaplan shares stories about human rights activists he has encountered throughout his academic career. What these activists endured was shocking, yet they found meaning and beauty in literature, and so can we.
    In this talk, audiences will discuss literary works that illuminate how to respond to those around us who have suffered human rights violations, and those who have committed incomprehensible acts. These works can even help us to make sense of the wrongs that we ourselves have endured.
    Richard Middleton-Kaplan (he/him) is the dean of arts and sciences at Walla Community College. In 2011, he spent a sabbatical at the Centre for Applied Human Rights at University of York, helping to develop a course on literature and human rights. Middleton-Kaplan lives in Walla Walla.
    Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
    Zeit: 15:00 Uhr
    Ort: Online
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. Hosted by Central Washington University Studies Program.
  • AIER Choice School Faire
    Join us to learn more about educational opportunities in the Spokane region. The goal is to increase awareness about the variety of choice schools in our region teaching and learning. This event could be of particular value to parents seeking options for their children. It could also be valuable to teachers, educational leaders, and community members who have an interest in educational innovation.
    The event will feature a short presentation about what choice schools are, what they do, and how to locate them. There will be representatives from many choice schools in our region at the event and plenty of time to visit with them and hear about what they offer.
    Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
    Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Location: The Hive, 2904 E Sprague Ave
    Cost: Free, registration required
    Registrieren Hier. For more information, contact Mike Poutiatine at makalul@earthlink.net or Travis Franklin at franklin@spokaneintlacademy.org.
  • Whisky und Wiretaps: Der rumlaufende König des Nordwestens
    Am Thanksgiving Day 1925 wurde Roy Olmstead auf einem einsamen Dock am Puget Sound von bundesstaatlichen Prohibitionsagenten und ihren Tommy Guns gefangen. Seine Herrschaft als produktivster Schmuggler des Nordwestens war zu Ende. Aber große Fragen – politische, kulturelle und rechtliche – blieben offen.
    Warum hat Olmstead, der jüngste Leutnant in der Geschichte des Seattle Police Department, eine geheime Bande gegründet, um den Prohibitionsschmuggel im Nordwesten zu übernehmen? Was können wir heute aus der Geschichte von „The Good Bootlegger“ über Whisky-getriebene Politik, Kulturkriege, Kriminalisierung von sozialem Verhalten, illegale Überwachung, Spione, sensationelle Prozesse und verfassungswidrige Reisen vor den Obersten Gerichtshof lernen?
    Using photographs, documents, newspapers, and court cases, Steve Edmiston breathes life into Olmstead’s story. Steve Edmiston (he/him) is a business and entertainment lawyer with Bracepoint Law, an indie film screenwriter and producer, founder of Quadrant45, and co-founder of The Good Bootlegger’s Guild. Edmiston lives in Des Moines, near the site of Olmstead’s final arrest.
    Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
    Zeit: 19:00 Uhr
    Ort: Online
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. Hosted by White River Valley Museum.
  • What Really Happened to Chief Spokane Garry?
    Spokane Preservation Advocates presents, What Really Happened to Chief Spokane Garry, a lecture by Dr. David Beine, professor emeritus of Great Northern University in Spokane. Dr. Beine will be speaking on the life of Spokane’s Chief Garry, who died in 1892 under unfortunate circumstances. Beine has long been interested in and written about the mysteries surrounding Chief Garry.
    Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
    Time: 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
    Location: Liberty Park Library, 402 S Pittsburgh
    Cost: $10.00
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • Die antike Kunst der Madhubani-Malerei
    Seit Generationen erzählen Frauen einer kleinen Region im Nordosten Indiens mit Madhubani-Malerei ihre Lebensgeschichten. Jedes Gemälde zeigt mythologische und soziale Szenen und spiegelt die Glaubenssysteme, kulturellen Praktiken und sozialen Arrangements einer bestimmten Epoche der Geschichte wider. Nach Jahrhunderten der Beschränkung auf ihre Herkunftsregion wird die Kunstform heute von der urbanen Bevölkerung weltweit entdeckt und entwickelt sich schnell als kommerzielle Kunstform.
    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.
    Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
    Zeit: 19:00 Uhr
    Ort: Online
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. Hosted by Friends of the Mid Columbias Libraries.
  • Eastern Washington Legislative Conference
    Feature speaker: Gen Heywood, pastor of Veradale United Church of Christ (UCC) and convener for Faith Leaders and Leaders of Conscience (FLLC), addressing the theme, Caring for Our Common Earth, Now and Forever. Register by January 13, 2023.
    Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
    Time: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
    Location: Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N Raymond and on-line
    Cost: $32.00 in-person with lunch or 20.00 on-line
    For more information and to register, call 509-535-4112 or email event@thefigtree.org.
  • 2023 Chinese New Year
    Traditional Lion Dance at 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Special menu.
    Date: Sunday, January 21, 2023
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: East Pan Asian Cuisine, Northern Quest Casino, 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights
    Cost: Cost of meal, otherwise can remain outside of restaurant for free; registration required
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • The Abortion Talks – A Documentary Screening
    Including Virtual Q & A with the filmmakers, The Abortion Talks, follows the murder trial of John Salvi – and the story of six women – 3 supporting the pro-life movement and 3 supporting the pro-choice movement – who sought to ensure that it would never happen.
    Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023
    Time: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    Location: Central Library, nx?yx?yetk? Hall, 906 West Main Ave
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information, visit their Webseite. To learn more on the film, visit the film’s website Hier.
  • Authentic Indian Yoga
    Devika Gates will be leading an authentic Indian Yoga practice. Wear loose clothing, bring a yoga mat, and come prepared for gentle exercise.
    Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023
    Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
    Location: Shadle Park Library, 2111 W Wellesley Ave
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information, visit their Webseite. To request accommodations, call the library at (509) 444-5308.
  • The Way to Justice Open House!
    Jon us as we celebrate another year of doing justice at our new office space! Enjoy light refreshments, a silent auction, swag, door prizes, and more!
    Date: Monday, January 23, 2023
    Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Location: 1118 N Washington St, Ste B (entrance on Boone Ave)
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • Wellness Nights Dinner
    We will be celebrating the Lunar New Year! Dinner, games, and more!
    Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Location: Spokane Public Montessori School, Medicine Wheel Center, 1300 E Knox Ave (eastside entrance on Adams St)
  • Reparenting Ourselves: Decolonizing Nonviolent Parenting
    Join us for an introductory workshop where we will discuss the origin of chancla culture and the impact of colonization on the upbringing of Latinx children. We will love ourselves by choosing parenting through liberation and healing.
    Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Location: Latinos en Spokane, 1502 N Monroe St
    For more information, please call (509) 558-9359.
  • All the Rage: How American Politics Boiled Over
    Name-calling, shouting matches, cutting off relatives, and even violence born of intense disagreements—there is bipartisan agreement that the current state of politics in the United States is troubling. How did we get here, and what can we, as a society and as individuals, do about it?
    Professor Steven Stehr investigates the roots and consequences of the dysfunction that characterizes the current state of politics in America. Stehr leads a conversation that asks, how did our political spaces become war zones? To what extent is the lack of civility and policy gridlock driven by long-term trends in American society? Is contemporary America somehow different than the way it was in the past? Was there ever a “golden age” of bipartisanship and civility in the United States?
    Using historical examples and contemporary cases, Stehr shows audiences how the erosion of civil discourse harms democracy, and what can be done to combat it.
    Steven Stehr (he/him) is the Sam Reed Distinguished Professor in Civic Education and Public Civility at Washington State University. He lives in Moscow, Idaho.
    Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    Zeit: 18:00 Uhr
    Ort: Online
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. Hosted by Sno_Isle Libraries.
  • East Asian Tea and Wellbeing
    Dr. Gloria (I-Ling) Chien introduces the principles of the Japanese tea culture and demonstrate Taiwanese kung-fu tea. Then she leads a contemplation tea drinking activity combined with resiliency skills to promote wellness.
    Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
    Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
    Location: Shadle Park Library, 2111 W Wellesley Ave
    Kostenlos
    For more information, visit their Webseite or call 509-444-5390.
  • 11th Annual Homeless Connect
    Spokane Homeless Connect is the largest and longest-running homeless services event in Spokane. It brings a multitude of social services under the roof of the Spokane Convention Center. Those who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, can access everything from housing assistance to a haircut and a hot meal.
    Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Ort: Spokane Convention Center
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • Nach der Explosion: Mount St. Helens 40 Jahre später
    Am 18. Mai 1980 beobachtete die Welt ehrfürchtig, wie der Mount St. Helens ausbrach, 57 Menschen töteten und Hunderte von Quadratkilometern Zerstörung anrichteten. Alle dachten, es würde ewig dauern, bis das Leben auf den Berg zurückkehrte, aber Wissenschaftler, die kurz darauf kamen, waren fassungslos, als sie Pflanzen durch die Asche sprießen und Tiere um umgestürzte Bäume huschten.
    Ecologists have since spent decades studying life’s resilience in the face of seemingly total devastation. Through their work, the eruption of Mount St. Helens has become known as the greatest natural experiment in Pacific Northwest history. In this talk, Eric Wagner takes you on a journey through the blast zone. He explores not just the  surprising ways plants and animals survived the eruption, but also the complex roles that people have played, all while showing how fascinating Mount St. Helens still is 40 years after the blast.
    Eric Wagner (he/him) is a writer and biologist. He holds a PhD in biology from the University of Washington, where he studied penguins. He is the author of three books, including After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount  St. Helens. Wagner lives in Seattle.
    Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
    Zeit: 19:00 Uhr
    Ort: Online
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information and to register, visit their Webseite. Sponsored by Humanities Washington. Hosted by NCW  Libraries.
  • Gender & Body Inclusive Clothing Swap
    Bring what you can, take what you need! Personal styling services, binder and bra fittings. Please bring larger clothing sizes and hangers if you can.
    Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
    Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Location: Carl Maxey Center, 3114 E 5th Ave
    Kostenlos
  • 2nd Annual Spokane’s Lunar New Year & Asian, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (ANHPI) Business Expo
    There will be live performances, cultural demonstrations, a kid’s craft zone, lion dancers, and swag bags for the first 500 guests, pluss 5,000 red envelopes with $20k in prizes!
    Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
    Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, fireworks start at 7:00 pm
    Ort: Spokane Convention Center
    Kostenlos
    For more information, visit their Webseite.
  • 19th Annual Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival
    Showing Charlotte Jan. 28, 7 pm-9 pm; Kinderland, The Narrow Bridge Jan. 29, 2 pm-4 pm; Tiger Within Jan. 29, 7 pm-9 pm; White Eye,  Women of Valor Jan. 30, 7 pm-9 pm.
    Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023 – Monday, January 30, 2023 (in-person); Saturday, January 28, 2023 – Monday, February 5, 2023 (on-line)
    Time: varies
    Cost: $10.00 general admission, $7.00 students and seniors.
    Location: Jepson Center, Wolff Auditorium, Gonzaga University, 502 E Boone Ave
    For more information, visit their Webseite. To purchase tickets, visit Hier or the Jepson Center. For more information about the specific films, visit their Webseite.
  • Robert Burns Night
    For all people of Scottish heritage, experience the romance of Scotland with Robert Burns poetry, bagpipes, highland dancing, tartans & kilts, haggis, whisky & shortbread, along with social dancing and dinner.
    Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
    Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Location: Mukogawa Ft. Wright Institute, 4000 W Randolph Rd
    Cost: $62.00 for adults, $47.00 for children 12 and under
    For more information, email the Scots Society at spokanescots@gmail.com or visit their Webseite. Purchase tickets Hier.
  • The Embodied Soul with Madeline McNeil
    With guest singer, Deanna Joy and INUUC’s Rachelle Strawther. Through simple chant exercises and original composition, Madeline shares her philosophy that the voice is an embodied instrument. By bringing mindful attention to the structure of the voice, we will better understand the soulful nature of our bodies.
    Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
    Zeit: 10:30 Uhr
    Location Finch Arborteum Woodland Center, 3404 W Woodland Blvd or Zoom
    Mehr erfahren Hier.

SAVE THE DATE

Lawyers & Diapers: Free Family Law & Eviction Law Assistance
Come join the Spokane Volunteer Lawyer Program and Vanessa Behan for a night of free legal assistance. Childcare, diapers, and legal aid will be provided at no cost to all participants.
Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: 2230 E Sprague Ave
Kostenlos
For more information, contact Vanessa Behan at 509-598-7490 or VLP at 509-477-2674.

Parent & Caregiver Night (18+)
Learn about medication safety, storage, and disposal! Get a free medication lock box and learn about ways substances are being concealed. There will be a gift card drawing and light snacks and refreshments! Hosted by West Spokane Wellness Partnership.
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023
Location: West Central Community Center, Newton Lounge, 1603 N Belt St
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cost: Free for 18+, registration required
For more information and to register, visit their Webseite or contact Sarah McNew at smcnew@esd101.net.

Living a Hip Hop & Abolitionist Life: Resistance, Creativity, Hip Hop Civics Ed, Intersectionality & Black Joy
Keynote speaker, Dr. Bettina Love, will discuss how Hip Hop Civics Ed, when linked to the framework of intersectionality and abolitionist teaching, creates a space where Black lives matter and analytic sensibilities are nurtured to engage youth in the work of fighting for visibility, inclusion, and justice. Her talk will end by calling for us all not only to teach students about racial violence, oppression, and how to make sustainable change in their communities through innovative and radical civic curriculum, but also to expose youth to the possibilities that come with envisioning a world built on Black joy, creativity, imagination, boldness, ingenuity, and the rebellious spirit and methods of abolitionists.
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Location: Eastern Washington University, Showalter Auditorium, Cheney
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Kostenlos

Gonzaga University Black Student Union Annual Dinner: Black & Elegant Together
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Time: doors open at 5:00 pm
Location: Gonzaga University, Hemmingson Ballroom
Cost: GU tickets $14/Community tickets $16; GU tables $100/Community tables $115

Viva Vino & Brew
An annual fundraiser benefitting Latinx and Hispanic students, enjoy an evening of wine tasting, dinner, dancing, and socializing, Latino style!
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
For more information, contact the Hispanic Business/Professional Association.

Lighthouse Opportunities Breakfast
Rise and shine with The Lighthouse! Enjoy a delicious breakfast at The Spokane Club while celebrating 15 years of transformational opportunities for people who are blind and deafblind in the Greater Spokane community. Hear Lighthouse employees share their personal stories about blindness, eat some good food, and participate in a fun and exciting raffle!
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: Spokane Club, 1002 W Riverside
Cost: $50/person
RSVP Hier oder E-Mail Engage@LHBlind.org by Friday, February 17, 2023.

Healthy Heart Pow-Wow
Sponsored by the Native Project. MC’d by Dave Madera. Includes dinner and grand entry.
Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Rogers High School Gymnasium, 1622 E Wellesley Ave

Regional Youth Leadership Conference
Youth who register will receive a beanie, a bag, and be entered for raffle prizes and so much more! Free mobile coffee truck and free transportation!
Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: NEW ESD 101, Talbott Center, 4202 S Regal St
Cost: free, registration required
For more information, contact Kirsten Fuchs at kfuchs@esd101.net or Lorraine Holokai at lholokai@esd101.net. Register Hier.

Drag On Ice: A Fairy’s Tale Presented by Eagle Entertainment, EWU Pride Center and Spokane AIDS Network
Benefits Spokane AIDS Network
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Eastern Washington University Recreation Center, Ice Arena
For more information, please contact csosa@ewu.edu.

7th Annual Gonzaga International Conference on Hate Studies
Theme: Challenges of Hate in the 21st Century. In this time of political divisiveness, racial inequity, extremism, and climate injustice, the importance of understanding how the processes of dehumanization and othering harm communities and the world in which we live is as critical as ever. This is an in-person event. Hybrid options may be available.
Dates: Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22, 2023
Location: Spokane Community College, 1819 N Greene St
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on Thursday; 9:00 am – 6:00 pm on Friday; 9:00 am – 4:30 pm on Saturday
Cost: Check website for cost to attend; early registration through March 15 $250 which includes the banquet; March 16, cost $300, includes banquet
For more information, visit their Webseite.

Asian Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Day
Live performances, cultural demonstrations, food trucks, historical exhibits, and luau, with over 120 vendors!
Date(s): Friday & Saturday, May 12-13, 2023
For more information, contact charitydoyl@yahoo.com or 509-928-9664.

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 Visit Spokane oder Spokane 7.


Radio

KYRS Radio Programs For Your Consideration. To learn more, visit KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.

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 Thin Air Community Radio.


January 2023 International/National Cultural Celebrations

January 1

New Year’s Day – International
The first day of the New Year according to the Gregorian calendar is probably the most widely  observed event in the world, marked by most nations, religions, and cultures. 

Gantan-Sai – Japan, Shinto
Gantan-sai, also referred to as Shogatu, is the Shinto New Year holiday. The faithful visit shrines, often at midnight, praying for renewal of heart, health, and prosperity. During the seven day holiday, people wear their best clothing and visit the homes of friends and family to express their wishes for the coming year. 

St. Basil’s Day – Greece
The Greeks call New Year, St. Basil’s Day. Traditionally, gifts are exchanged. 

Independence Day- Haiti
Haiti gained its independence from France in 1804. Haiti made history by being the first Black country to gain its independence. According to Haitian custom, whatever happens to someone on New Year’s Day is indicative of what will happen during the coming year, thereby motivating people to put on new clothes, visit friends, and exchange gifts in the hope that these efforts will be rewarded.

Independence Day – Sudan
Egypt and Britain signed a treaty guaranteeing Sudanese independence in 1956. 

January 2

Berchtold’s Day – Switzerland
This day honors Duke Berchtold V, who founded Bern, the capital of Switzerland. He promised to name the city after the first animal he killed on a hunt. The bear (bern in German) then provided the city’s name. 

January 4

Independence Day – Myanmar (Burma)
Commemorates independence from Great Britain in 1948. 

January 5

Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday – Sikh
He was the 10NS and last living Guru of the Sikh faith. He founded the Khalsa brotherhood where the initiated adopted the five Ks: Kangha (wooden comb), Kara (steel bracelets), Kipan (sword), Kaccha (pair of shorts), and Keah (long hair). 

January 6

Christmas – Armenia Christian
Armenian Christmas is celebrated on this day around the world (except in Jerusalem), placing more emphasis on the Epiphany. 

Epiphany – Christian
In the Western church, this day celebrates the journey of the three Wise Men to Bethlehem to offer gifts to the infant Jesus. In the Eastern Church, it is associated with the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist.

Three Kings’ Day – Christian
In South America, Latin America, and parts of Europe, the end of the Christmas season is a traditional time for gift giving. 

January 7

Christmas – Christian- Coptic and Eastern Orthodox
On this day, some Eastern churches celebrate the birth of Jesus according to the Julian calendar, which is currently 13 days behind the Gregorian and Western calendars. 

January 9

Seijin No Hi – Japan
This national holiday celebrates Coming-of-Age of the youth of Japan who are twenty years old. They wear traditional clothes and visit the shrines where the family announces their adulthood to the spirits.

January 11

National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Beginning in 2010, by Presidential Proclamation, each January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Following the start of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, with the help of non-government organizations, National Human Trafficking Day began and is observed annually on January 11. 

January 13

Lohri – Hindu – Sikh
Bonfires are lit to mark the change from the decrease to the increase of the sun. 

St. Knut’s Day- Finland, Sweden
King Knut who ruled Sweden from 1080-1086 is honored as a saint for his virtue and generosity. He had declared that Christmas should be celebrated for 20 days, officially ending the season on January 13NS. The days between Christmas and Saint Knut’s Day are filled with parties for children and adults. After this day, trees are taken down to mark the official close of the season.

January 14

New Year – Eastern Orthodox Christian-Coptic and Eastern Orthodox
The Eastern Orthodox Christians include: Bulgarian Orthodox, Georgian Orthodox, Greek  Orthodox, Macedonian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Romanian Orthodox, and Serbian Orthodox. 

Makar Sankranti – India, Hindu
The transition of the Sun from Sagittarius to Capricorn during the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere is known as Makar Sankranti. The days gradually lengthen in the northern hemisphere. 

January 15

Kitchen God Celebrations – China
The custom is based on the traditional farewell ceremony for T’sao Wang, Prince of the Oven, before he leaves for his annual trip to heaven to report on families’ good behavior during the year. 

January 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – USA
This day commemorates the leader of the Civil Rights movement in America. People of all races and religions have benefited from the sacrifices and accomplishments made by this great man. He was a Nobel Prize winner (Peace Prize 1964) and a prominent advocate of nonviolent protest. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968. 

January 19

Sultan (17NS Month) – Baha’i
Sunset – The first day of the seventeenth Baha’i month. The English translation of Sultan (Arabic) is ‘sovereignty.’

January 20

Martyrs’ Memorial Day- Azerbaijan
Honors the citizens killed by Soviet troops on this day in 1990 as they fought for independence. Also called Black January.

Timkat/Theophany – Christian- Coptic & Eastern Orthodox
The Eastern Orthodox Church associates Theophany with the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. 

Anniversary Day- Wellington, New Zealand
Celebrate the founding of the province of Wellington in New Zealand. 

January 22

Chinese / Lunar New Year – Buddhist, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam
Year of the Rabbit. This is the year 4721 in the Chinese Lunar calendar and the most important holiday. It is a three-day holiday in China and Hong Kong. Vietnamese call it the ‘Tet’ Festival. 

Seollal – Korea
The Korean New Year last three days. During this time, many Koreans visit family, perform ancestral rites, eat traditional foods, and play folk games. Additionally, children often receive money from their elders. 

January 25

Robert Burns’ Night – Scotland
Robert Burns Night honors Scotland’s national poet, born in 1759. The night is celebrated by the Scots with a sit down ‘Burns Supper’ and with speeches, poetry, and song. 

January 26

Australia Day – Australia
Commemorates the anniversary of the first Britain settlement in 1788, which was a penal colony established to help relieve overcrowding in British prisons.

Republic Day – India
Marks India’s severed ties from Great Britain in 1950. 

Basant Pancham – Hindu
Basant Panchami in Northern India heralds the approach of spring and yellowed colored clothes are symbolically worn. The food is also colored yellow by using saffron. This festival honors Saraswati, the Goddess of Learning, Wisdom, and the Creative Arts.  

January 27

International Holocaust Remembrance Day – UN 

January 30

Sadeh – Iran, Zoroastrian
Sadeh in Persian means ‘hundred’ and refers to one hundred days and nights past the end of summer in ancient Persia/Iran. Sadeh is a mid-winter festival where bonfires are lit to honor fire and to defeat the forces of darkness, frost, and cold. People gather and pray, and then they will hold each other’s hands, form a circle and dance around the fire. 

Education Day – Greece 

January 31

St Brigid’s Day – Ireland 

Anniversary Day – Aucklan, New Zealand

Source: Multicultural Calendar 2022 published by Creative Cultural Communications.


Nochmals vielen Dank an Yvonne C. Montoya Zamora für die Bereitstellung dieser Liste von Diversity/kulturellen Veranstaltungen. 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.