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February 2015 Calendar Events

Feb 4            • New Leaf Bake Sale, 3104 W. Ft. Wright Dr., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

            • “Excavating Injustice: The Archeology of a World War II Japanese Internment Camp in North Idaho,” Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2315 W. First Ave., 6:30 p.m., 363-5344, northwestmuseum.org

Feb 5            •  Fig Tree Benefit and Board, Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Ct., benefit noon, board 1 p.m. 535-1813

Feb 5            • “Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation (MVFR),” Pat McCoy and Jason Ortiz of MVFR, Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Ft. Wright Dr., sponsored by Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, 6:30 p.m., slichty@pjals.org or 509-838-7870

            • “Leadership in the Black Community,” Gary Cunningham, Showalter 109, EWU, 9 a.m.

            • “Africans in America: America’s Journey through Slavery,” film, Weyerhaeuser RTT, Whitworth, 5 p.m.

Feb 6            • African American (Black) History Month Film Series, “Slavery by Another Name,” Jundt Auditorium, Gonzaga, 7 p.m.

            • Native Project Healthy Heart Pow Wow, Rogers High School, 1622 E Wellesley, 6 p.m., dinner, 7 p.m., Grand Entry, 325-5502, NATIVEproject.org

            • Spokane Premiere of Documentary: “Dryland,” Spokane International Film Festival Opening Night, The Bing, 7:30 p.m.,

Feb 7            • Leonard Oakland Film Festival: “Wildlike,” The Bing, 7 p.m.; late-night film: “Unforgiven,” Weyerhaeuser RTT, Whitworth, 10 p.m., whitworth.edu/oaklandfestival

Feb 8            • International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Anti-Trafficking committee,

            • “Wake up the World!” Open House Day for Religious Communities in Spokane, 1 to 4 p.m.,

Feb 9            • “Suffering and Bioethics,” Nathan Palipant of the University of Washington and Ronald Green of Dartmouth, Weyerhaeuser 111, Whitworth, 4 p.m., mpace@whitworth.edu, 777-3275

Feb 9-10             • Death Penalty Lobby Day in Olympia, slichty@pjals.org

Feb 10            • “Black Women’s Strength, Resilience and Dedication,” conversations with three generations of Spokane Black women moderated by Fetlewoyni Gebreziabher, Monroe 205, EWU, 3 to 5 p.m.

            • Brother Emile of Taizé Lecture, “Faithful to the Future: Yves Congar’s Vision for the Church,” Music Building Recital Hall, Whitworth, 7 p.m., bbrody@whitworth.edu, 777-3214

Feb 11            • “Women Musicians in the South Africa Freedom Struggle,” Sheila Woodward, Monroe 205, EWU, 1 p.m.

            • “Role of Religious Activists in Civil Rights in the Northwest,” film-lecture, Dale Soden, Weyerhaeuser RTT, Whitworth, 7 p.m.

            • Ecumenical Prayer Service related to Taizé, St. Aloysius Church, 330 E. Boone, 7 p.m., 777-3214

Feb 11, 25            • Inland NW Death Penalty Abolition Group, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m.

            •· Spokane Police Accountability & Reform Coalition, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m.

            • Veterans for Peace, 35 W. Main, 6:45 p.m.

Feb 12            • “Never Broken: The Evolution of the Black Family,” Gloria Baynes and LaToya Brackett, Tawanka ABC, EWU, 1 p.m.

            • Black History Film, “More Than a Month:  Should Black History Month Be Ended?” Shukree Hassan Tilghman, Spokane Academic Center 147, WSU Spokane, noon, 358-7754

            • “Criminal Justice Reform in Spokane: Our Smart Justice Vision,” Monroe 205, EWU, 3:30 p.m.

            • Stephen Davis Lecture, “Happiness in Life: Epictetus and Christianity,” Weyerhaeuser RTT, Whitworth, 7 p.m., jwarfield@whitworth.edu, 777-4452

Feb 12 , 26            • Palestine-Israel Human Rights Committee, 35 W. Main, 6:30 p.m.

Feb 13            • Gospel Explosion! “Still Praising His Name After All These Years,” Seeley Mudd Chapel Sanctuary, Whitworth, 7 p.m., cmcknight@whitworth.edu , 777-4345

Feb 14            • “Careers and Black History, The Links’ Key to Success: Stem and Black History,” Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Ct., 6 p.m.

Feb 16            • NAACP meeting, 35 W. Main, 7 p.m.

Feb 17            • Black History Films: “Slam,” Spokane Falls Community College Student Union Building 17, Conference Room, 11:30 a.m., 533-3714; “Little Rock Nine,” Hixon Union Building Whitworth, 7 p.m., 777-1000

            • “Black Is Beautiful: Afrocentric Hair and Fashion,” professor Rachel Dolezal, Monroe 205, EWU, 3 p.m.

            • “Why Ferguson Matters to Whitworth,” Weyerhaeuser Hall 111, Whitworth, 7 p.m., bemerson15@whitworth.edu

 

 

Feb 18            • “My President Is Black: Tribulation in the Eye of Adversity,” Scott Finnie, Tawanka ABC, EWU, 1 p.m.

            • YWCA Racial/Social Justice Committee, YWCA, 930 N. Monroe, 4 p.m., ywcaspokane.org

            • Open Door Event at Miryam’s House, 1805 W. 9th, 4 to 5 p.m., rsvp@help4women.org

            • “Medieval Christian Worship: The Dominican Liturgy,” Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP, Weyerhaeuser 111, Whitworth, 6 p.m., jlorenz@whitworth.edu, 777-3270

Feb 19            • Film: “Marva Collins Story,” 207 Monroe, EWU, 3 p.m.

            • “Community Relationship Awareness Forum: Bridging the Gaps in the Spokane Community,” The Red Lion Hotel, 303 W. North River Dr., 6 p.m., solutionsbyking@gmail.com, 217-6426

            • “Black Student Union in the State of Washington and the Larger Black Power Movement,” Marc Robinson, Weyerhaeuser 111, Whitworth, 7 p.m.

            • “Untold Story of the Syrian Refugee Crisis,” Mark Kadel of World Relief Spokane, Weyerhaeuser RTT, Whitworth, 7:30 p.m., snewman@whitworth.edu, 777-3834

Feb 20            • “The Littlerock Nine,” film, Weyerhaeuser 107, Whitworth, 7 p.m.

Feb 21            • “Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate,” documentary filmmaker Helen Whitney, Leonard Oakland Film Festival, Weyerhaeuser RTT, Whitworth, 7 p.m., twisenor@whitworth.edu, 777-4401

            • Annual Women in Agriculture Conference, multiple locations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska, including, Colville, Pullman, Republic, Spokane, Walla Walla, Wenatchee, Nespelem and Sandpoint, WomenInAg.wsu.edu, 745-8531

Feb 23            • Simpson-Duvall Lecture, “Do Not Tamper with the Clues: What Goldman Sachs Can Tell Us about Religion," Kathryn Lofton, Yale professor, Weyerhaeuser RTT, Whitworth, 7 to 9 p.m., jlorenz@whitworth.edu, 777-3270

Feb 24            • “Combating Racism:  From Ferguson to the Voting Booth to the Border,” Tim Wise, anti-racist essayist and educator, Showalter, EWU, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

            • “The Color of Fear: 20th Anniversary,” Victor Lewis and Hugo Vasquez, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson Hall, Gonzaga, 7 p.m.

Feb 26            • Black History Film:  “Spinning into Butter,” Spokane Community College Lair, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

            • “Expressions and Representatives of the Harlem Renaissance,” Africana Studies Class Exhibition, Tawanka ABC, EWU, 1 p.m.

            • “Crime, Injustice and the Growing Police State” workshop, Monroe 205, EWU, 3:30 p.m.

            • Whitworth BELIEF Conference, HUB Whitworth, 6 to 9 p.m., jwhitmore@whitworth.edu, 777-3390

            • Great Decisions Lecture: “The Remaking of India,” Dr. Asthana, EWU professor on government and international affairs and author of Water Security in India, Weyerhaeuser Hall RTT, Whitworth, 7:30 p.m., snewman@whitworth.edu, 777-3834

Feb 26-27            • Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference, “Constructing Identities in Local and Global Spaces,” Northern Quest Resort & Casino. 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, bettis@wsu.edu, 509-335-6393

Feb 28            • Book Discussion, Chris Hedges’ War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning," 35 W. Main, 2 to 4 p.m., 838-7870

            • Black History Film: “Akeelan and the Bee,” South Hill Spokane Library, 2 p.m., 444-5363

Mar 2            • “My Name is Rachel Corrie,”  play, Gonzaga University Magnuson Theater, 7 p.m., 536-3839

Mar 4            • The Fig Tree mailing and delivery, St. Mark’s Lutheran, 316 E. 24th, 9 a.m., 535-1813

Mar 5            • The Fig Tree Benefit and Board, Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Ct., noon and 1 p.m., 535-1813

            • “Digital Sexuality,” William Struthers of Wheaton College, Weyerhaeuser RTT, Whitworth, 7 p.m., Gcleveland@whitworth.edu, 777-3702

Mar 7            • “Make It Happen,” International Women’s Conference, Bipasha Biswas, EWU professor of social work, EWU/ WSU Riverpoint Campus, Academic Center, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., diazs@gonzaga.edu

Mar 10            • Chris Hedges at The Bing 7 p.m. pjals.org/hedges

Mar 11            • The Fig Tree Benefit Breakfast, Cataldo Hall at Gonzaga, 7:15 a.m., 535-1813

Mar 13            • The Fig Tree Benefit Lunch, Cataldo Hall at Gonzaga, 11:45 a.m., 535-1813

 

Monthly events

1st/3rd Weds            • Death Penalty Abolition Committee, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m.

2nd Tues            • Palestine-Israel Human Rights Committee, 35 W. Main, 6 p.m.

2nd Wed            • Veterans for Peace, 35 W. Main, 6:45 p.m.

1st /3rd Thurs            • Peace and Justice Action Committee, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m.

   

 

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