2023 Racial & Social Justice Spotlight Series


RSJ Spotlights | 2023 | 2022


2023 Racial & Social Justice Spotlight Series

Each month, our Equity Coordinator sits down with an organization or individual in our community to spotlight the work they do to create real and lasting change for a more equitable Spokane.

If you or someone you know should have their advocacy work highlighted through our RSJ Spotlight series, please email equity@ywcaspokane.org.

October | Inga nicole laurent, law professor

(50 min. listen)

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September | Justice Forral, spokane community against racism

(6 min. read)

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AUGUST | OLIVIA EVANS, THE ROOT EXPERIENCE

(50 min. listen)

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JULY | INDEx WA

(2 min. read)

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June | Mujeres in Action

(58 min. listen)

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Image of Hispanic man with dark brown hair and brown eyes with black background and white text that reads, "Spokane is still small enough that you can have pretty direct access to elected officials and to county and city workers, but unfortunately a lot of our underrepresented communities don’t know they have that access." Jesús Torres is the policy advisor and community organizer for Mujeres in Action.

 


May | Naghmana Sherazi

Community outreach & Advocacy organizer, APIC spokane

(45 min. read)

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April | Tracy Poindexter-Canton

Mixed-media artist

(2 min. read)

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Image of a Black woman with long wavy hair, wearing a black hat and tan blazer with text that reads, "Sometimes we're remiss when we don't think about the youth that are our future. They're the future. So if we teach them when they're young enough to be able to retain, to be able to sustain knowledge, then we have changed the world. And that's what our goal is."
March | Latrice Williams

Real estate broker

(45 min. listen)

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Image of dark grey background with white text that reads, "I think that our past trickles into our future and the in choices that we make. And in that, we can get lost on emotional support for our kids. I'm not here to tell anybody that their kids are at risk. I do understand it takes a village."

February | Natalia Gutierrez

Founder, If You Could Save Just One

(5 min. read)
content warning: mentions of suicide, molestation

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January | Legislative Session

Washington State

(3 min. read)

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RSJ Spotlights | 2023 | 2022