RSJ Spotlight: Mariah Brigman + Yoyot Sp’q’n’i

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Get Involved, Impact, Spokane Resources
Image of Native woman with red handprint over her mouth symbolizing the Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women movement, with quote that reads, "It seemed like anyone who wasn't Indigenous had no clue what was going on. Which is why I feel really inclined to bring awareness to it. Learning about the disproportionate rates of domestic violence, of violence in general towards Native woman and women of color just made me more passionate."
Racial & Social Justice Partner Spotlight Series Each month, our Equity Coordinator, Lara, 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. (3 minute read) CW: domestic violence, death/murder October Spotlight Mariah Brigman, co-founder of Yoyot Sp’q’n’i …

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RSJ Spotlight: Alex Gibilisco

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Get Involved, Spokane Resources
Image of Hispanic man with text that reads, "I am not scared about what our next generation's going to do. As long as we're able to have these hard conversations about how history and current society and cultures can negatively impact our human experience, they will carry on that work and dismantle in a lot healthier ways because we're providing those tools for them to be able to have those difficult conversations, to express how they're feeling, and why they're feeling it. And to set expectations for everybody else on how they want to be treated, looked at, and being able to ask for that."
Racial & Social Justice Partner Spotlight Series Each month, our Equity Coordinator, Lara, 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. (13 minute read) September Spotlight Alex Gibilisco, Manager of Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, Spokane City …

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Building a Healthy Community

Categories: Community, Spokane Resources
A Holistic View of Health “More than a half-million Washingtonians with mental-health problems don’t have access to care” – Jürgen Unützer, head of the UW’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. As we strive to become a healthy, thriving community in Spokane we have to address the complex needs of our community members related to …

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Transgender Empowerment & Awareness Week

Categories: Advocacy, Community, Get Involved, Spokane Resources
November 15th through the 20th is Transgender Awareness and Empowerment Week, a time dedicated to promoting education and awareness around the needs of the transgender community and the challenges they are facing.  November 20th is also internationally recognized as Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to honor and memorialize those who have lost their lives …

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