Community Events

Stay in the know about what’s happening around Spokane! Stop here to find family-friendly, educational, or racial & social justice oriented events going on in or around the area. To better support our community, we will be posting community events and updating this page weekly, so stop by to learn more about the educational, social justice oriented, and family-friendly events happening every week in Spokane!

Events that support our mission to eliminate racism and empower women will be featured here. Please submit events that align with YWCA Spokane’s mission statement: “YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.” To get your event featured on this page, please fill out our submission form! Thank you!

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Racial & Social Justice Events


Justice Night

  • Speak with an attorney for free, sponsored by the Center for Justice.
  • Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Location: Center for Justice, 35 W Main
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information call 509.835.5211 or visit their website.


The Black History 101 Mobile Museum

  • Founded by Khalid el-Hakim, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an award-winning collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture.
  • Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Hixson Union Building, Whitworth University
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information contact Jonathan Royal at 509.777.3583 or visit their website.


Kutupalong: Stories and Images of the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

  • World Relief staff members Mark Finney and Jackson Lino share from their experience in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Learn how their trip connects to the larger global refugee crisis and specifically the resettlement of refugees in Spokane.
  • Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Location: Spokane Downtown Public Library, 3rd floor, 906 W Main Street
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information, please visit their website.


Indigenous Peoples March for Human Rights

  • Please join us as we stand with the Indigenous Peoples March on January 18, 2019, in support of the many environmental activists, traditional wisdom-keepers, organizers, tribal leaders, social entrepreneurs, artists, educators, innovators, and changemakers who are working to give voice to the rights of Indigenous peoples around the world.
  • Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Location: Spokane Tribal Gathering Place, 347 Post St.
  • Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • For more information visit their Facebook, email, or call 509.981.8143.


Women+s March on Spokane  

  • This is an all-inclusive, non-partisan, issue-driven event, to rally our community together for the good of all women+ and allies.
  • Equal pay, racial equity, freedom from violence, quality child care, environmental justice, refugee and immigration practices, access to health care, education, women’s rights are human rights, and more are all issues for rallying. All voices welcome. This event is ADA accessible and there will be an ASL Interpreter.
  • Date: January 19th, 2019.
  • The march will begin in the Convention Center and will begin at 10:00 am. Following will be a 12:30 Rally with speakers and music, 1:30 March line-up and route through downtown.
  • Food and beverage for purchase via Spokane Convention Center concessions.
  • More information is available on their Facebook event page.


MLK Community Celebration

  • Speaker: Happy Watkins, pastor of New Hope Baptist
  • Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 600 pm
  • Location: Holy Temple Church of God in Church of God in Christ, 806 W Indiana
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • For more information call 509.868.0856.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Weekend Celebration 2019

  • Saturday will be started off with a Day of Service where we prepare hygiene kits to be distributed and host a canned food drive. Sunday will be followed by a day of fellowship and Monday will be the rally and march in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. To end the day, MLK will host a resource fair at the convention center.
  • Dates: Saturday, January 19-Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Location: Unity March starts downtown at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd
  • Community Resource Fair from 11:00 am-2:00 pm, at the Spokane Convention
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • For more information contact MLK Jr. Family Outreach Center at 509.455.8722 or visit their website.
  • For safety reasons, NO BACKPACKS of any kind will be allowed during the Unity Rally and March.


NAACP General Membership Meeting

  • Theme: “The Presumption of Innocence” Conversations about Bail & Incarceration in Spokane
  • Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
  • Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
  • Location: Cataldo Hall, Globe Room, Gonzaga University, 429 E Boone
  • Cost: Free, meeting open to everyone
  • For more information contact or visit their Facebook page. Will serve light snacks and beverages. Co-sponsors: Racial EquitySub-committee, Spokane Human Rights Commission, NW Justice Project, Gonzaga Criminal Law Society, and the
    Spokane Envision Center.


Family-Friendly Events


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A Historical Perspective

  • In remembrance of Dr. King, this documentary follows his life, accomplishments, and challenges.
  • Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: Northeast Youth Center, 3004 E Queen
  • Cost: Free
    For more information visit their Facebook.
  • Popcorn and drinks will be served. This is a child-friendly event but the documentary discusses serious subject matter surrounding social issues of the time. Parental discretion advised.


KPBX Kids Concert – British Brass Band

  • Join the Spokane British Brass Band for a musical trip to the British Isles.
  • Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: St John’s Cathedral, 12th Ave. and Grand Blvd
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information visit their website.


Educational Events


“Sacred Encounters: Father De Smet and the Indians of the Rocky Mountain West” Exhibit

  • The exhibit tells the story of how Jesuit missionaries (Father De Smet) came to the interior Northwest at the invitation of the Coeur d’ Alene and Salish tribes and the profound effects this sacred encounter had on both cultures.
  • Date: Open, no end date at this time
  • Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm daily April through September, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm October through March, (closed holidays)
  • Location: Old Mission State Park, Cataldo, ID (I-90, exit 39 – 60 miles east of Spokane)
  • Cost: $5.00 park entrance fee, exhibit $5.00 per person/$10.00 per family.
  • For more information visit their website.

Diverse Voices Writing Group

  • Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019                                                   
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Location: Spark Central, 1214 W Summit Parkway
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information call (509) 279-0299 or visit their website.

Diverse Voices Writing Group                                                                                                             

  • Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019                                                   
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Location: Spark Central, 1214 W Summit Parkway
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information call (509) 279-0299 or visit their website.


Diverse Voices Writing Group

    • Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
    • Time: 5:30 pm
    • Location: Spark Central, 1214 W Summit Parkway
    • Cost: Free
    • For more information call 509.279.0299 or visit their website.


Community Building Events


14th Annual Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival

      • Films share Jewish life and culture with the community. The films to be shown are: Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel (NR documentary, strong language, in English, 87 minutes), By Bye Germany (NR, some strong language, sexual situations, in German with English subtitles, 102 minutes), and Shoelaces (NR, some mild innuendo, in Hebrew with English subtitles, 102 minutes).
      • Date: Thursday – Sunday, January 24, 25, and 26, 2019
      • Time: 7:00 pm Thursday & Saturday, 2:00 pm on Sunday
      • Location: Wolff Auditorium at Jepson Center, Gonzaga University, 502 E Boone Ave
      • Cost: $7-$10, festival pass $28.00
      • For more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.


Spark Salon – A Benefit & Paddle Raise

      • Jess Walter in conversation with Sandy Williams (Black lens founder and journalist) and Sarah Vowell (social commentator)
      • Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
      • Location: McGinnity Room, 116 W. Pacific Ave.
      • Cost: $75.00, includes dinner, a glass of wine and a ton of fun
      • For more information visit to purchase tickets.


As Grandmother Taught: Women, Tradition and Plateau Art

      • Coiled and twined basketry and beaded hats, pouches, bags, dolls, horse regalia, baby boards, and dresses alongside vintage
        photos of Plateau women wearing or alongside their traditional, handmade clothing and objects, with works by Leanne Campbell, HollyAnna CougarTracks DeCoteau Littlebull and Bernadine Phillips.
      • Dates: August 2018 through December 2019
      • Time: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
      • Location: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First Ave
      • Cost: $10.00 adult, $8.00 seniors, $5.00 children ages 6-17, $8.00 college students with ID.
      • For more information visit their website or call 509.456.3931

Daughters of Norway                                                                                                                                                     

      • A club to unite women who wish to preserve their Nordic heritage by exploring its rich history, culture, folk arts, and native languages. Meetings involve sharing Nordic tales, cooking, arts and tips on retracing family roots.
      • Date: Saturday, January 26th, 2019 (fourth Saturday of each month)
      • Time: 10:00am
      • Location: TBD
      • For more information call (509) 926-8090 or visit their website or contact (509) 926-8090 for location and time of monthly meetings.


Eastern Washington Legislative Conference – “Inform, Inspire, Involve”

    • Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
    • Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 pm
    • Location: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E 24th Ave
    • Cost: Suggested donation of $20.00
    • For more information and/or to RSVP, call 509.535.4112 or email