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

Ethnicity, Race, and Indigenous Peoples (ERIP) Conference

  • Join us to exchange ideas with respect to the study of ethnicity, race, Indigenous peoples, Afro-descendants and related issues
    in the Americas and the Caribbean.
  • Dates: Thursday-Saturday, September 12-14, 2019
  • Time: check website
  • Location: Gonzaga University, Hemmingson Center
  • Cost: Check their website, there is a community member special fee of $60.00 for all three days or $30.00 for one day.

For more information visit their website.


Renters Clinic by the Center for Justice

  • The Center for Justice is offering a Renters Clinic for renters with questions about landlord-tenant issues. Attendees will meet
    privately with advisers on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Date: Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • Location: Hillyard Library, 4005 N Cook St
  • Time: 10:00 am to noon
  • Cost: Free

For more information call 509.444.5300 or visit their website.

NAACP Monthly Membership Meeting

  • Date: Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Community Building, 35 W Main Ave or community venue, check their Facebook page
  • Cost: Free, meeting open to everyone

For more information contact or visit their Facebook.

NAACP State Area Conference of AK, OR & WA

  • We will celebrate past accomplishments, discuss current challenges, and unify around defending civil rights in our
    region. The pinnacle of the weekend’s event is the keynoted Centennial Celebration Dinner with the theme of STAY
    WOKE 2 VOTE!
  • Dates: Friday-Sunday, September 13-15, 2019
  • Time: Friday 6:00 pm – Sunday 2:00 pm
  • Location: Northern Quest Casino, 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights
  • Cost: $150.00, Pre-registration is required
  • For more information, visit their website, or email


2nd Annual Center for Civil and Human Rights Conference

  • Medicine, Music and Mascots: Furthering Social Justice in the Age if Intellectual Property.
  • Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Time: All-day
  • Location: Gonzaga University
  • Cost: Various pricing, check the website for details.
  • For more information, visit their website.

Educational and Cultural Events


Encanto Gala Dinner and Auction

  • Gala is an evening of celebrating our Latino culture, honoring our community leaders and organizations that support our
    Latino community and supporting access to higher education for our Latino students.
  • Date: Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Location: Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights
  • Cost: $100.00 for individual tickets, $1000 table sponsor
  • For more information visit their website.


Tsinta Mani Choling Buddhist Meditation Center

  • Tibetan Buddhist teachings and meditation with Lama Lakshey Zangpo.
  • Dates: Sundays, September 1, 8, 15,22 & 29, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • Location: Tsinta Mani Choling, 2311 N. Monroe St.
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information, visit their website.


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, September 28, 2019 (fourth Saturday of each month)
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • 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.

Hispanic Heritage Festival – Fiesta Spokane

  • Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Time: noon-8:00 pm
  • Location: Post Street next to City Hall
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • For more information visit their website.


Ardha Nareeshwarm – Kuchipudi Style South Indian Dance-Drama

  • Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: Bing Crosby Theater
  • Cost: $30.00 if purchase on or before September 20, 2019, $35.00 after September 20th


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.


“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.

Community Building Events

City of Spokane 2019 Elections Candidate Forums

  • Spokane Mayoral & School Board Candidates
  • Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am – noon
  • Location: East Central Community Center, 500 S Stone St.
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Sponsored by Spokane Coalition of Color (Spokane Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC), NAACP and Hispanic
    Business/professional Association.


3rd Annual Hands Across the Falls

  • Meet on the Monroe Street Bridge over the Spokane Falls in a show of public support celebrating recovery. In conjunction with National Recovery Month. After event (takes place at noon),there will be an information and resource fair on Summit Parkway on the northeast
    corner of the bridge.
  • Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Time: 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
  • Location: Monroe Street Bridge
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • For more information visit their website