Календарь культуры и разнообразия сообщества

Будьте в курсе того, что происходит вокруг Спокана!
Stop here to find family-friendly, educational, and racial & social justice oriented events going on in or around the area.

Национальный всеобщий месяц прав человека

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the UN in 1948 as a response to the Nazi holocaust and to set a standard by which the human rights activities of all nations, rich and poor alike, are to be measured.

Международный день борьбы за ликвидацию насилия в отношении женщин

The United Nations has declared an International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women. From November 25th through December 10th, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is to raise public awareness and mobilizing people everywhere to bring about change. The 2022 theme for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is ‘Against the Pushback, We #PushForward.’ These dates were chosen to commemorate the three Mirabal sisters, who were political activists under Dominican ruler Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961) who ordered their brutal assassinate in 1960. Join the campaign! For more information, visit their Веб-сайт.

Events In Spokane – DECEMBER 2022

Приведенный ниже список разнообразия / культурных мероприятий и мероприятий в районе Спокана был составлен и предоставлен Ивонн К. Монтойя Самора. Если вам известно о разнообразном / культурном мероприятии, открытом для публики, которое вы хотели бы добавить в этот ежемесячный календарь разнообразия, отправьте электронное письмо Ивонн К. Монтойя Замора по адресу: yvonnecmz04@gmail.com с подробностями о мероприятии. Спасибо!


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 Веб-сайт.
  • A Movie Night of Remembrance: The Woman King
    Please join us for a fundraiser and event honoring the life of Sandy Williams. We will be screening The Woman King, a film about strong, Black female warriors. The event will also include a silent auction. Additional showings of the film will run nightly until December 8. All proceeds after film distributor costs will go to the Carl Maxey Center. Unable to attend? Make a donation онлайн.
    Date: Thursday, December 1, 2023
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: Magic Lantern Theater
    For more information, please contact the Unemployment Law Project at (509) 624-9178. Purchase tickets здесь.
  • A Christmas Carol
    As miserly old Ebenezer Scrooge falls asleep in his dingy quarters on Christmas Eve, three ghosts appear, each revealing to Scrooge the wrongdoings of his life and what will happen if he continues in his evil ways. He is racked with fear and remorse and set out on Christmas Day to bless with his newfound generosity all those whom he has neglected and abused.
    Dates: Friday-Sunday, November 25, 2022 – December 18. 2022
    Time: 7:30 pm Thursday – Saturdays, 2:00 pm – Sundays
    Location: 7-1 W Riverside Ave
    Cost: $10 for students, $30.00 for seniors/military, and $35.00 for adults
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайт.
  • World AIDS Day Commemoration
    Вспоминая эти потерянные жизни и празднуя прогресс.
    Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    Время: 16:00 - 20:00 с программой в 18:00.
    Location: Washington Cracker Company/Overbluff Event Center, 304 W Pacific Ave
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайт.
  • Virtual Spanish Book Club
    Discussion of Sandra Cisneros’ book, The House on Mango Street, in Spanish online over Zoom. This novel shares the story of a Latina girl growing up in a Chicago neighborhood. The book has short, easy-to-read chapters and is perfect for adults wanting to increase their confidence in reading in Spanish. Will discuss chapters 1-4.
    Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
    Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Location: On-line via Zoom
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information visit their Веб-сайт. Register здесь.
  • Elk Soup Presents Live Native Art Auction
    In conjunction with First Friday Art Walk. There will be up to 20 artists for the live auction in-person and online via Facebook. Local vendor and artist booths will be present for additional sales. 90% of all proceeds go to artists. Event starts with spoken work at 5:00 pm, followed by auction 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Ribbon Skirt auction at 8:00 pm.
    Date: Friday, December 2, 2022
    Time:5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Location: Philanthropy Center, 1020 W Riverside Ave
    For more information, please contact Jeff Ferguson at elksoupED@gmail.com or (509) 218-1929.
  • Northwest Winterfest, праздник традиций праздника
    Features life size lights displays in the form of traditional Chinese Lanterns, lantern Christmas trees hand painted by regional artists, art and crafts, food and entertainment, culture, and education.
    Dates: Friday, December 2, 2022 – Sunday, January 1, 2023; Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (except Christmas Day)
    Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Fridays; 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Saturdays, and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Sundays
    Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N Havana
    Cost: $9.90 – $12.90 with $2.10 fee.
    For more information, please visit their Веб-сайт в или страница на фэйсбуке. Please purchase tickets здесь.
  • The Sound of Music
    A tuneful, heartwarming story based on the real-life story of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world’s best known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Maria, a tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes a governess in the home of a widowed naval captain with seven children and brings a new love of life and music into the home.
    Dates: Friday, December 2, 9, and 16, 2022; Saturday, December 3, 10, and 17, 2022; Sunday, December 4, 11, and 18, 2022
    Time: 7:00 pm – Fridays | 2:00 pm – Saturdays and Sundays
    Location: Spokane Children’s Theatre, 2727 N Madelia Ave
    Стоимость: $16 для взрослых, $15 для пожилых людей и военнослужащих, $12 для детей от 12 лет и младше.
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайт or call 509-328-4886.
  • SCAR Spokane’s 5 Year Anniversary Member Drive & Holiday Fundraiser
    Join us as we celebrate five years of action! This is a mostly social event – food and beverages will be provided – and will include a short presentation. There is no cost to come celebrate with us, but please register so we can plan accordingly. The first 20 people to register and attend will get a copy of our next book club book, Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.
    Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    Location: Carl Maxey Center, 3114 5th Ave
    Please register здесь.
  • Author Talk with Geraldine Brooks: Horse
    An exciting virtual chat with the highly-acclaimed and award-winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times Bestselling novel, Horse. Brooks braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history. Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism. Takes place in Kentucky 1850 and New York City in 1054.
    Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2022
    Время: 16:00 - 17:00
    Location: On-line via Zoom
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайт. Register здесь.
  • Spokane Tribal Winter Market
    Date(s): Wednesdays, December 7, 14, and 21, 2022
    Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Location: Pavilion at Riverfront Park, downtown Spokane
    Please contact James Best at james.best@spokanetribe.com or (509) 458-6561 to be a vendor.
  • Latino Holiday Bazaar (Bazaar Latino)
    Surprise your family, business associates, friends, co-workers with unique gifts for the holidays.
    Dates: Saturday, December 3, 2022 – Friday, December 23, 2022 and Tuesday, January 2, 2023 – Friday, January 6, 2023.
    Time: Monday – Saturday from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sunday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.
    Marandos Restaurant, 11420 E Sprague Ave.
    For questions, please contact Maria at mariag@latinewszone.com.
  • Manito Holiday Lights
    Explore twinkling, festive lights in one of the city’s most historic parks. Drive-through and walk-through events are both available.
    Dates: Friday-Monday, December 9-12, 2022 – drive thru
    Tuesday-Sunday, December 13-18, 2022 – walk thru
    Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm drive through only; 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – walk thru only
    Location: Manito Park, 1702 S Grand, begins at Park Bench Café
    Стоимость: Бесплатно
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайт or call 509-625-6200.
  • Spokane Municipal DUI Court Townhall
    Join Spokane Municipal DUI Court in supporting the National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. The goal of this annual observance is to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while impaired. DUI Courts are the most successful strategy for holding repeat impaired drivers accountable while ensuring they receive life-saving treatment.
    With special guests from the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council’s (GSSAC) DUI Victims Panel. The primary purpose of GSSAC is to support a strong collaborative coalition with broad and diverse community representation that promotes primary community-wide substance misuse/violence prevention and reduction strategies.
    Light refreshments will be provided by GSSAC’s Greater Spokane Community Safety Initiative.
    Date: Friday, December 9, 2022
    Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Location: Spokane Public Library – Central, Event Rooms A & B, 906 W Main Ave
    Стоимость: Бесплатно
  • Bestselling Author Talk with Fredrik Backman: A Man Called Ove, Beartown, Us Against You, and The Winners
    Join us for an online chat with bestselling author Fredrik Backman as we discuss his outstanding body of work, including his breathtaking new novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series.
    Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: On-line via Zoom
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайт. Register здесь.
  • FAAIRE (Filipino-American Association of the Inland Empire) Christmas Party
    Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagong taon!
    Ugliest Sweater Contest; games for children and adults, photo booth with Santa; raffles, 2023 election of board members, Silangan Dancers Performance and dance party.
    Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
    Время: 13:00 - 17:00
    Расположение: 500 S Stone St
    Cost: Potluck, bring a dish to share
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайт.
  • Children’s Christmas Joy Event
    This event is for parents/guardians to come shopping for their children ages infant-6th grade for a new outfit for Christmas (FREE). This event is open to anyone as long as their children are within the required age group.
    In order to get through as many families as possible at this event we ask parents NOT to bring their children with them to shop. This event is first come first serve, they do not need to register online. We are expecting to be busy so we may run out of some sizes.
    Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
    Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Location: Stevens Elementary Gym, 1717 E Sinto Ave
    Cost: Free, please bring a form of ID
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайтor contact 509-536-1084.
  • Spokane Tuba Christmas
    Free concert playing your favorite carols, featuring a large group of low brass instruments including tubas, baritones and euphoniums led by local music man Verne Windham.
    Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022
    Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Location: STA Plaza Atrium, 701 W Riverside Ave
    Стоимость: Бесплатно
    For more information, please email jill_cathey@yahoo.com.
  • Spokane Multicultural Education Event
    Featuring Chicana Esthetics, Mide Integrative Therapies, Anderson Multicultural Consulting, Sanctuary Beauty Wellness, Koala Koi Massage, M.A.D. Studios
    Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022
    Time: 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Location: M.A.D. Co. Lab Studios, 3038 E Trent Ave, Ste 213
    For more information, please contact abigailpalaciossf@gmail.com or call 509-329-8519.
  • Author Talk with Nicole Eustace: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America
    Explore early-American history during an online afternoon conversation with Pulitzer Prize winning historian, Nicole Eustace, as she discusses her 2022 award winning book, Covered With Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America.
    Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
    Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    Location: On-line via Zoom
    Cost: Free, registration required
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайт. Register здесь.
  • PJALS Winter Party & Potluck
    Join us for the warmth of community! Kids welcome!
    Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
    Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Расположение: Общественное здание, Главный проспект, 35 W
    For more information, please contact Liz Moore at lmoore@pjals.org.
  • Spectrum Spokane’s Winter Indigiqueer Celebration
    Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
    Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Location: Spokane Public Library, Central branch
    Cost: free, open to all
  • Transformations Self-Care Celebration
    This Transformations event brought to you by SWAG and YWCA Spokane centers a self-care celebration around young women of color, ages 11-16. The featured speakers, Kameisha Williams, Stephaine Courtney, and Lizbeth Reyes will talk about belonging, hair care, healthy relationships, and mental health support.
    Brunch provided, plus a hot cocoa bar and a self-care goodie bag for each participant.
    This event would not be possible without the sponsorship support of James Sheehan and other caring supporters and volunteers!
    Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
    Time: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Location: The Hive, 2904 E Sprague Ave
    For more information, please contact Jaime Stacy at (509) 385-2320 or transformations@ywcaspokane.org. Please register здесь. Registration is limited to 50 slots.
  • BRRZAAR 2022 – Terrain
    One-stop shopping locally made gifts. Live music, family friendly activities, and kids activities.
    Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
    Time: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Location: River Park Square – all three floors
    Стоимость: Бесплатно
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайт.
  • 16th Annual Blessings Under the Bridge
    Bringing Christmas Blessings. There will be brunch, warm drinks, clothing, gifts, resources, music, Santa, and more!
    Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
    Time: noon – 4:00 pm
    Location: 4320 E Trent Ave
    Cost: Free, open to all
  • Spanish Cooking Class
    Learn to make traditional dishes from Spain including, bacalao fritters, mussels with chorizo and manchego salad.
    Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
    Время: 17:30
    Location: Wanderlust Delicato, 421 W Main Ave, Ste 103
    Cost: $85.00
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайт or call 509-822-7027.
  • Общее собрание членов NAACP
    Date: Monday, December 19, 2022
    Время: 19:00 - 20:30
    Расположение: Общественное здание, Главный проспект, 35 W
    Cost: Free, open to all
    For more information, contact spokanenaacp@gmail.com or visit their страница на фэйсбуке.
  • Cooking Class – Beef Wellington
    Learn to make a French holiday classic, a tender beef filet smothered in creamy mushroom duxelle and wrapped in a savory butter pastry.
    Date: Thursday, December 22, 2022
    Время: 17:30
    Location: Wanderlust Delicato, 421 W Main Ave, Ste 103
    Cost: $95.00
    For more information, visit their Веб-сайт or call 509-822-7027.2023 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 здесь.


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, , 906 W Main Ave
Cost: Free, registration required
For more information, visit their Веб-сайт. Register здесь.

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
Расположение: Конференц-центр Спокана.
For more information, visit their Веб-сайт.

2nd Annual Spokane’s Lunar New Year & Asian, Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (ANHPI) Business Expo
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm, fireworks start at 7:00 pm
Расположение: Конференц-центр Спокана.
Стоимость: Бесплатно
For more information visit their Веб-сайт.

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.

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

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 здесь или по электронной почте Engage@LHBlind.org by Friday, February 17, 2023.

Если вам известно о разнообразных / культурных мероприятиях, открытых для публики, которые вы хотели бы добавить в ежемесячный календарь, отправьте электронное письмо Ивонн К. Монтойя Замора по адресу: yvonnecmz04@gmail.com с подробностями о мероприятии.

Чтобы узнать о других общих событиях в Спокане, посетите Visit Spokane или Spokane 7.


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.

Демократия сейчас! Заголовки на испанском языке
Date: Saturdays
Время: 7:00 - 8:00
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.

Стрекозы в воздухе
Day: Sundays
Время: 15:00 - 16:00
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
Время: полдень - 13:00
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.

Латинская гостиная
Day: Mondays
Время: 18:00 - 20:00
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.

Королевы шума
Day: Wednesdays
Время: 20:00 - 22:00
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.

Персидский час
Day: Saturdays
Время: полдень - 13:00
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.

Наука бедности
Day: Saturdays
Время: 16:00 - 17:00
Explores the topic of poverty. Hosted by Jesse Quintana, official Facebook. Listen on 88.1 FM, 92.3 FM or stream on-line at KYRS Thin Air Community Radio.

Звуки науки
Day: Sundays
Время: 16:00 - 17:00
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.

Добро пожаловать домой
Day: Thursdays
Время: 10:00 - полдень
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.

Женский медиацентр Live
Day: Wednesdays
Время: полдень - 13:00
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 (Рабочий женский блюз)
Day: Sundays
Время: 18:00 - 20:00
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.

December 2022 International/National Cultural Celebrations

1 декабря

День Розы Паркс - США
В память об аресте Розы Паркс в 1955 году за то, что она бросила вызов сегрегации и отказалась уступить свое место в автобусе ради белого пассажира. Инцидент привел к бойкоту городских автобусов на протяжении года и прекращению сегрегации.

Всемирный день борьбы со СПИДом - ООН
Этот день разработан Всемирной организацией здравоохранения и Организацией Объединенных Наций для повышения осведомленности и просвещения по вопросам СПИДа. Сегодня более 41 миллиона человек живут с ВИЧ / СПИДом.

День Независимости - Португалия

В 1640 году снова обрела независимость от испанского владычества, начавшегося в 1580 году.

Национальный праздник - Румыния

День Великого союза - национальный праздник Румынии, отмечающий объединение румынских провинций (Трансильвания с Румынией).

Национальный праздник - Лаос

Создание Лаосской Народно-Демократической Республики в 1975 году.

2 декабря

Международный день борьбы за отмену рабства - ООН
В центре внимания этого дня - искоренение современных форм рабства, таких как торговля людьми, сексуальная эксплуатация, наихудшие формы детского труда, принудительные браки и принудительная вербовка детей для использования в вооруженных конфликтах.

3 декабря

Международный день инвалидов - ООН

5 декабря

День открытия - Гаити
Это день, когда Христофор Колумб «нашел» Гаити во время своего второго путешествия в Новый Свет в 1492 году.

Международный день добровольцев за экономическое и социальное развитие - ООН
Повышает осведомленность людей и правительства о добровольных взносах. Он также направлен на стимулирование людей предлагать свои услуги в качестве волонтеров как дома, так и за рубежом.

6 декабря

День Святого Николая - христианский
Отмечает покровителя Святого Николая Русского, христианского епископа из современной Турции, известного своими добрыми делами. Будучи известным защитником детей, традиция оставлять обувь в надежде получить угощения практикуется в голландском, немецком и восточноевропейском сообществах.

День Независимости - Финляндия
Празднуйте провозглашение независимости Финляндии от Российской Республики в 1917 году.

6 декабря

День Конституции - Испания
Первоначально Конституция была ратифицирована после референдума 6 декабря 1978 года и подписана королем Хуаном Карлосом I 27 декабря 1978 года. Подписание Конституции стало кульминацией перехода Испании к демократии после смерти бывшего главы государства Франсиско. Франко, 1975 год.

7 декабря

Международный день гражданской авиации - ООН
Помогает генерировать и укреплять во всем мире осознание важности международной гражданской авиации для социально-экономического развития государств и уникальной роли ИКАО в оказании помощи государствам в сотрудничестве и создании поистине глобальной сети скоростных перевозок на службе всего человечества.

День Перл-Харбора - США
Этот день в 1941 году знаменует собой нападение Императорского флота и ВВС Японии на вооруженные силы Соединенных Штатов в Перл-Харборе, Гавайи, в результате которого погибли две тысячи человек. Атака привела США во Вторую мировую войну.

8 декабря

Праздник Непорочного зачатия - христианский / католический
Согласно католической церкви, Мария, мать Иисуса, была зачат без первородного греха в утробе своей матери, Святой Анны.

День Бодхи - буддийский

В японском дзен День Бодхи называется «Рохатсу» и является соблюдением просветления исторического Будды. Монастыри дзэн отмечают этот день с медитационным ретритом, который длится несколько дней. В последнюю ночь Рохатусесина монахи и студенты часто сидят в медитации до рассвета, как это делал Будда 25 веков назад.

9 декабря

День независимости - Танзания
В этот день отмечается конец британского правления в Танганьике в 1961 году.

Международный день борьбы с коррупцией - ООН

This day is observed to promote and strengthen measures to prevent and combat corruption more efficiently and effectively.

10 декабря

День прав человека - ООН
Создан в 1948 году Организацией Объединенных Наций в ознаменование принятия Всеобщей декларации прав человека, в которой изложены основные права и свободы, на которые имеют право все.

День Конституции - Таиланд
Празднует начало конституционной монархии в Таиланде в 1932 году.

11 декабря

Масаил (15-й месяц) - Бахаи

Международный день гор - ООН
Горы, занимающие около 22 процентов поверхности земли, играют решающую роль в продвижении мира к устойчивому экономическому росту. Они не только обеспечивают пропитание и благополучие 915 миллионам горцев по всему миру, что составляет 13 процентов мирового населения, но и горы также косвенно приносят пользу миллиардам людей, живущих ниже по течению.

12 декабря

Фиеста Богоматери Гваделупской - Мексика
The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to Juan Diego, a Christianized Indian at Tepeyac Hill outside of Mexico City in 1531. She appeared three times on a site considered as a spiritual center by Mexican Indians. In one of the visions, the Virgin Mary told Diego to build a church on the site, in another vision she told Diego to pick some roses that were miraculously growing on the hill. He did, then he put them in his cloak and took them to the bishop. When Diego opened his cloak, the image of a dark-haired, brown skinned woman was imprinted on the inside of the cloak. The site where the roses were growing was renamed Guadalupe and the image on the cloak became known as Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe or “Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

Джамхури (День независимости) - Кения
Джамхури на языке суахили означает «республика». Эта дата знаменует собой дату создания Кении республики в 1964 году.

13 декабря

День рождения Ага Хана - Ислам Исмаилит
Религиозный глава секты исмаилитов.

Luciadagen / St. День Люсии - Швеция
В этот день празднуется Сент-Люсия, «Королева света», и в ее честь проводится парад подсвечников.

15 декабря

День Билля о правах - США
Первые десять поправок к Конституции Соединенных Штатов известны как Билль о правах. Среди защищаемых прав - свобода слова, право на ношение оружия и защита от необоснованного обыска.

Навидадес - Пуэрто-Рико
Marks the beginning of the Christmas season and ends with Three Kings Day on January 6th.

16 декабря

Лас Посадас - Мексика (16-24 декабря)
Девятидневный традиционный праздник в Мексике. Процессии паломников ходят от двери к двери, прося посада, что означает убежище в память о поисках убежища Марией и Иосифом.

Биджой Дибаш - Бангладеш
Означает независимость после 9-месячной Освободительной войны против Пакистана в 1971 году. Восточный Пакистан стал Бангладеш.

День Независимости - Бахрейн

17 декабря

Национальный праздник - Бутан
В ознаменование дня 1907 года, когда Гонгсар Вангчук был коронован как первый король единого Бутана.

18 декабря

Международный день мигранта - ООН
The UN recognizes the contributions and celebrates the vitality of the world’s 258 million migrants.

День Независимости - Катар
Объединение Катара в 1878 году.

December 19 Hanukkah (Dec. 19-Dec. 26, 2022) – Jewish

Начинается предыдущий закат в 18:00. Фестиваль огней отмечается восемь дней.
Примерно в 164 году до нашей эры Маккавейская небольшая группа евреев, борющихся за свободу вероисповедания, одержала победу над сирийцами. Легенда гласит, что для повторного освящения Храма они нашли только один сосуд со святым маслом, и чудесным образом канделябр оставался зажженным в течение 8 дней. Зажигается менора из восьми свечей.

20 декабря

International Human Solidarity Day – UN
Celebrates unity in diversity. It also aims to remind people of the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty.

21 декабря

Зимнее солнцестояние - международное
In the Northern Hemisphere, this day is the official start of winter. In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the official start of summer. Between the equator and the Arctic Circle, the sun rises and sets farthest south on the horizon for the year and the period of daylight is at its shortest (12 hours, 8 minutes) at the equator, decreasing to zero at the Arctic Circle.

Йоль - Викка

Во время зимнего солнцестояния - самой длинной ночи в году - празднуется возрождение солнца, которое поддерживает жизнь. Святочное дерево украшено фруктами и зажжены свечи, символизирующие солнце.

Тодзи-Тасай - синтоистский
Солнце имеет центральное значение в Японии, и в этот день отмечается окончание периода Инь, когда Солнце убывает и усиливается в период Ян.

23 декабря

День рождения Джозефа Смита - Мормон
Он был американским лидером мормонов, основателем Церкви Иисуса Христа Святых последних дней.

24 декабря

День Независимости - Ливия
In 1951 when Libya declared its freedom from British-French “oversight.”

25 декабря

Рождество Христово
Этот день празднует рождение Иисуса Христа более 2000 лет назад. Обычаи включают зажигание свечей, обмен подарками и использование вечнозеленых украшений для празднования. Этот день - самый широко отмечаемый христианский праздник в году.

День рождения Джинны - Пакистан
Магомедали Джиннахбхай (25.12.1876–9.11.1648) был основателем Пакистана.

26 декабря

Кванза - афроамериканец, США (26 декабря - 1 января)
A professor who wanted to encourage African Americans to celebrate their heritage started Kwanzaa in California in 1966. Kwanzaa means “fresh fruit” in Swahili and is a harvest festival. Families exchange gifts and have African Style feasts. Seven-pronged candle-holders are lit on each consecutive night for the seven principles: unity, self-determination, working together, sharing. purpose, creativity, and faith.

День подарков - Канада, Ирландия, Великобритания.
Один раз в день открывали ящики для бедных в церквях. В Британии традиционно день, когда подарки (коробки) вручаются слугам, торговцам или другим лицам, оказавшим услуги.

Смерть пророка Заратуштры - зороастрийца
В память о смерти основателя зороастрийской веры.

Рен День / ул. День Стефана - Ирландия
В День крапивника мальчики в костюмах крапивника ходят из дома в дом с пойманным крапивником, поют песни и собирают монеты. Эти монеты помогают оплачивать большое праздничное застолье в вечернее время. Св. Стефана помнят как первого христианского мученика.

Junkanoo - Багамы
Фестиваль, сочетающий в себе элементы Марди Гра, парадов ряженых и древних африканских племенных ритуалов. Продолжается 1 января.

December 29

Independence Day – Mongolia

30 декабря

День Ризала - Филиппины
Этот день знаменует смерть Хосе Протасио Ризала Меркадо и Алонсо Реалонда (доктор Хосе Меркадо Ризал) в 1896 году, филиппинского врача и автора, чьи книги осуждали испанскую администрацию. Он был источником вдохновения для филиппинского националистического движения. Доктор Ризал был очень известным сторонником реформ в испанскую колониальную эпоху.

Шараф (16-й месяц) - Бахаи

31 декабря

Канун Нового года - Международный
Празднует наступающий Новый год, прощается с уходящим годом и празднует радость, надежду и мир на год вперед.

Омисока - Япония
Чтобы отметить Новый год, семьи убирают свои дома, едят гречневую лапшу тоши-коши в надежде, что жизнь продлится так долго, как эта лапша. С приближением полуночи синтоистские храмы по всей стране начинают звенеть старым годом, звоня в храмовый колокол 108 раз, потому что, по их мнению, у людей есть 108 мирских желаний, которые устраняются ударом в колокол.

Гахамбар Майдьярем - зороастрийский (31 декабря - 4 января)
В этот день отмечают создание животных. Это также время для справедливого распределения пищи.

Хогманай - Шотландия (31 декабря 2019 г., 19:00 - 1 января 2019 г., 19:00)
Шотландский Новый год, Хогманай, происходит от французской фразы, означающей «Веди к омеле». Церемонии разжигания огня, удары кастрюль и сковородок в полночь и принесение хлеба, соли и угля хозяевам, символизирующими жизнь, гостеприимство и тепло, отмечают это яркое событие. .

Source: Multicultural Calendar 2022 published by Creative Cultural Communications.

The United Nations annual campaign for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women runs from November 25 reach year through International Human Rights Day on December 10.

Below are Spokane area resources for domestic violence and child preventions resources in addition to 10 ways to end violence against women.. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911.

For those in crisis of having thoughts of suicide: Regional Behavioral Health 24/7, Crisis Line: 877-266-1818.

Лютеранские общественные службы Северо-Запад
Sexual violence, non-intimate partner, domestic violence and other trauma services
24-hour Crisis Line: call/text 509-624-7273

Мужики в действии
Se habla Espanol Domestic and sexual violence
24/7 Hotline/Apoyo – 509-795-2028

Национальная горячая линия по вопросам домашнего насилия
24/7 Hotline – 800-799-7233

Safe Passage Idaho/North Idaho
Crisis Nursery
Phone: 208-664-9303

Vanessa Behan
24/7 care for children 0-12
Phone: 509-535-3155

Молодежное движение Odyssey
Digital drop-in programs

Child Care Aware of Washington
Statewide child care response and referral center
Phone: 800-446-1114

Abuse Recovery Ministry and Services
Phone: 509-473-4810

Партнеры с семьей и детьми
Phone: 866-262-9284 or 509-484-0600

Relationship Advantage
Phone: 509-389-4765

Safe Families Spokane
Hotline: 844-244-1769

Государственные школы Спокана
Hotline: 509-354-SAFE (7233)

Fairchild AFB
Victim Services
24/7 Hotline 509-247-2016

Пешеходный переход
Phone: 509-838-6596

Cup of Cool Water Phone: 509-747-6686

Kalispel Tribe Victim Assistance Services
24/7 Helpline: 877-700-7175

Department of Corrections
Victim Services Program
Phone: 800-322-2201

The Trevor Project
Phone: 866.488.7386

The Living Room for LGBTQ Youth

Create Your Statement***
Phone: 509-993-7000

*Teen Resources
**LGBTQ+ Resources
***Prevention Program

Information obtained from postcard sent by https://endtheviolencespokane.org/ in November, 2022. If you did not receive this information, please visit their website for more information. Per postcard National Domestic Violence Hotline; brought to you by the Spokane Regional Domestic Violence Coalition.

10 Ways to End Violence Against Women

Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation in the world, affecting more than 1 in 3 women—a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. Global emergencies, crises and conflict have further intensified violence against women and girls and exacerbated the drivers and risk factors. Climate change is aggravating all types of gender-based violence against women and girls, an already visible pattern that will undoubtedly grow more extreme as the crisis worsens. Rapidly expanding digitalization is increasing online violence against women and girls, compounding existing forms of violence and leading to the emergence of new ones.

At the same time, there has been a rise in anti-rights movements and anti feminist groups, driving an expansion of regressive laws and policies, a backlash against women’s rights organizations and a spike in attacks against women human rights defenders and activists. In this context, ending violence against women might seem unimaginable, but it isn’t. Large-scale reductions in violence against women can be achieved through feminist activism and advocacy coupled with coordinated action across justice, health, financial and other sectors. Recent evidence suggests that strong and autonomous feminist movements are the most critical factor in driving change.

Ending violence against women is everyone’s business.

This 16 Days, show your solidarity with feminist movements and advocates around the world. Whether you’re a seasoned activist or just getting started, here are ten ways you can act now to end violence against women and girls:

1. Speak up, speak out

Violence against women is pervasive, but it’s not inevitable—unless we stay silent. In the face of rising anti-feminist movements, it’s more crucial than ever that we speak up and out.

Taboos around gender-based violence provide perpetrators with impunity and prevent women and girls from getting the help they need: less than 40 per cent of women who experience violence seek help of any sort. Let survivors and activists know you stand with them. Amplify their voices and stories. Create spaces for dialogue, both in person and online.

Not sure where to start? Share some of the activist stories from our editorial package, and check out our social media package for more shareable assets. Or use #OrangeTheWorld, #16Days and #PushForward to start your own conversation about gender-based violence.

2. Know the issue—and the signs

Violence against women takes many forms. It can be physical, sexual or emotional. It can be public or private, online or off, perpetrated by a stranger or an intimate partner. Regardless of how, where, or why it happens, it has serious short and long-term consequences for women and girls and serves to prevent their full and equal participation in society.

Know what to look for by familiarizing yourself with the different kinds of violence. If you think someone in your life might be suffering from abuse, there are common signs you can look for. Учить больше about what abuse looks like, and how you can help.

3. Call out sexual harassment

For many women, sexual harassment is a daily experience. Whether it’s online, on the street or in the workplace, brushing off inappropriate behavior serves to further normalize it.

Common forms of harassment like online bullying, catcalling, sexual comments and sexual jokes serve to make women and girls feel unwelcome and unsafe in public spaces. They help to reinforce biases and stereotypes that perpetuate misogyny. And they contribute to a culture of impunity, in which women can be harmed without consequence. Create a safer environment for everyone online and offline by challenging your peers to reflect on their own behaviour and speaking up when someone crosses the line, or by enlisting the help of others if you don’t feel safe.

For more on why it’s important to report online harassment and violence against women, check out this interview with digital rights activist Marwa Azelmat.

4. Challenge beliefs on masculinity

Toxic masculinity drives violence against women.

Evidence shows that women in relationships with men whose beliefs and behaviours reinforce male dominance and gender inequality are more likely to experience intimate partner violence.

Traditional concepts of masculinity tend to emphasize traits like aggression, strength and control—while disparaging sensitivity, empathy, vulnerability and other traits traditionally associated with femininity.

When we fail to challenge these beliefs, everyone loses. Reflect on your own ideas about masculinity and femininity, and think critically about depictions of gender in media and culture. Support the men and boys in your life to embrace caretaking, emotional expression and other traditionally non-masculine traits.

5. Fund women’s organizations

Investing in women’s movements matters.

Evidence shows that a strong and autonomous feminist movement is the most crucial factor in driving policy change on gender-based violence. But women’s rights organizations, key drivers of feminist mobilization, are increasingly being defunded, sidelined and silenced in decision-making spaces. Increasing long-term funding to women’s rights organizations is key to finding effective solutions to prevent and respond to violence against women.

Donate to local organizations that empower women, support survivors and promote actions and policies designed to reduce and prevent violence.

UN Women works with women’s organizations around the world to end violence against women and secure equal rights for women and girls. Donate здесь.

6. Call for better responses and services

Services for women and girls experiencing violence can be the difference between life and death. This means that shelters, hotlines, counseling and all support for survivors of gender-based violence need to be available for those in need, even during crises and emergencies.

Every year, the 16 Days of Activism campaign calls for united, global action to end all forms of violence against women and girls.
Join us in calling on governments to bridge funding gaps to address violence against women and girls, ensure essential services for survivors of violence are maintained during crisis and conflict, implement prevention measures, and invest in adapting and improving life-saving services for women and girls in diverse contexts.

Get more involved by volunteering at a local women’s shelter, donating clothes or supplies, or training to become a crisis counselor.

7. Demand more data

To effectively combat gender-based violence, we need to understand the issue.

Relevant data collection is key to implementing successful prevention measures and providing survivors with the right support. And yet the collection of sex-disaggregated and other crucial gender data remains a low priority for governments.

As gender-based violence has spiked due to COVID-19, climate change and other crises, the gaps in gender sensitive data collection have become more glaring than ever. Call on your government to invest in the collection of data on gender based violence.

8. Push for stronger laws

We are still 21 years away from comprehensive laws banning violence against women to be in place globally. The world needs stronger protection mechanisms to prevent and eliminate violence, harassment, threats, intimidation, and discrimination against women human rights defenders and women’s rights advocates and activists.

Find out about the laws in your country. Call on your government to strengthen legal frameworks, and help raise awareness about the gaps. Start or join a protest, support a legal advocacy group, and educate yourself on the stances of political candidates and representatives.

9. Support women’s leadership

During COVID-19, women were vastly underrepresented on recovery task forces—a disparity reflected in the insufficiency of government responses to gender-specific issues like heightened domestic violence. The same is true for climate action, peacebuilding, and a whole host of other issues: when women aren’t at the table, their voices aren’t being heard. That makes it all too easy for decision-making bodies to overlook crucial gaps in policies and financing.

Women’s representation in decision-making spaces helps to ensure that the needs of women and girls are front and center—in crisis responses, humanitarian and peace agreements and policies of all kinds. At the same time, women leaders face heightened risk of violence: across 5 regions, 82 per cent of women parliamentarians reported experiencing some form of psychological violence during their terms.

Call for women’s increased representation in leadership, and for heightened protections for women in positions of power. Support women political candidates and women-led organizations and companies. Or take matters into your own hands—become the woman leader you want to see in the world.

10. Build solidarity with other movements

We’re stronger when we work together.

Violence against women and girls is inherently connected to other forms of harm and injustice, including racism, homophobia, xenophobia, ableism, poverty, and climate change.

Strengthen the fight against gender-based violence by getting involved in other social and political movements, and getting activists from those movements involved in yours.

Together, we can resist the rollback on women’s rights, amplify the demands of feminist movements across the world and push forward to end violence against women and girls once and for all.

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Еще раз благодарим Ивонн С. Монтойя Замора за предоставление этого списка разнообразных / культурных мероприятий. Если вам известно о разнообразном / культурном мероприятии, открытом для публики, которое вы хотели бы добавить в этот ежемесячный календарь разнообразия, отправьте электронное письмо Ивонн К. Монтойя Замора по адресу: yvonnecmz04@gmail.com с подробностями о мероприятии.