Racial & Social Justice Committee

Join The Movement: Racial Justice | Stay Informed | Courageous Conversations | Events | Partners | Learn | Advocate | Donate | Volunteer

New Member Enrollment Is Available Each June

Stand Against Racism 2019

YWCA Spokane’s Racial and Social Justice (RSJ) Committee accepts new members during the month of June each year. 

A limited enrollment window allows our committee of dedicated volunteers and staff members the ability to maintain a cohesive group with clear objectives throughout the year. 

The Commitment

We ask each new volunteer member of the RSJ Committee to agree to serve a one year term. The full RSJ Committee meets monthly to discuss and address annual goals. In addition, subcommittees meet as needed to achieve specific objectives in relation to racial and social justice events, campaigns, activities, and objectives.  We ask that members make every effort possible to attend the monthly committee meetings, which are set up in advance. Currently, the RSJ Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at noon.

Additional Ways To Make A Difference

If you are passionate about supporting YWCA Spokane’s racial and social justice work but missed the enrollment window for this year, we still encourage you to volunteer and support the work and mission in other ways. Consider exploring our advocacy suggestions here. Any questions can be directed to our team by emailing rsjteam@ywcaspokane.org


In addition to their service to our community, we appreciate their commitment to YWCA Spokane’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

YWCA’s 2022 Racial & Social Justice Committee

Co-Chairs: Anna Franklin and Tamika LaMere
Existing Committee Members: Brit Wilson, Carmen Pacheco Jones, Christina Kamkosi, Dr. Claudine Richardson, Dr. Deborah (Deb) Svoboda, Erica Schreiber, Jeanette Hauck, Jemma Riedel, Kiana McKenna, Laura Vickers, Liz Backstrom, Rachel Dannen
Welcome New 2022 Committee Members: Alethea Dumas, Rowena Pineda, Caroline Mark, Cynthia Jara Arroyo, Edward Renouard, Emily Arneson, Haley Abrahamson, Heather Schmitt, Jennee Pool, Jennifer Compau, Jessica Johnson, Judy Noel, Julie Hudson, Karla Trejo-Bernal, Kassa Brock, Kathryn DePaolis, Kristina Ralls, Ryan Simmons, Steve Lloyd, Lara Estaris