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Spokane Black Voices Symposium 2023

Feb 15, 2023 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Central Library Downtown, Spokane, WA
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TicketsFree General Admission, suggested donation $7 per ticket      

GENERAL ADMISSION AT Central Library - DOORS open at 6:30 p.m.

Don't forget: Please print out a copy of your ticket or have it available to display on your smartphone. 

More info: Anyone who wants to attend can join the conversation. Donation fees go directly to Community Journalism Fund.

Social: Please "Like" and FOLLOW the Northwest Passages Book Club's Facebook page to keep up with upcoming events. 

Please note: We do not offer refunds 

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Where:
 Central Library Downtown in nxʷyxʷyetkʷ Hall (3rd floor) 906 West Main Ave, Spokane 99201
(Parking available below the Library, as well as in nearby River Park Square - which DOES NOT close during event. You can still access your parked car after event if you park in the Library or the mall.
note:  Nordstrom Rack bridge closes before 8:00 pm)

Tickets: Seating will be limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

Don't forget: Please check in with our Northwest Passages ticket scanners so we know you are there and you get entered in raffle! You print out a copy of your ticket or have it available to display on your smartphone.

Social: Like the Northwest Passages Book Club's Facebook page and keep up with upcoming events. On Twitter: Use the #SRBooks or #NotYourTraditionalBookClub hashtag. 

 



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Where:
 Central Library Downtown in nxʷyxʷyetkʷ Hall (3rd floor) 906 West Main Ave, Spokane 99201
             (Parking available below the Library, as well as in nearby River Park Square -
              note:  Nordstrom Rack bridge closes before 8:00 pm)

Tickets: Seating will be limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 

Don't forget: Please print out a copy of your ticket or have it available to display on your smartphone.

Social: Like the Northwest Passages Book Club's Facebook page and keep up with upcoming events. On Twitter: Use the #SRBooks or #NotYourTraditionalBookClub hashtag. 

 


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Tax deductible: Established in March 2018 by the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Community Journalism and Civic Engagement Fund will support literacy, journalistic integrity, community discussion and dialogue through several different avenues.
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When & Where
Feb 15, 2023 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM PST
Central Library Downtown
nxʷyxʷyetkʷ Hall
906 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201
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Event Summary

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The Spokesman-Review wants to hear from area African American high school students. Express yourself artistically (in poetry, essays, lyrics, visual art, articles, interviews) for the Black Stories feature in the Spokesman Review this upcoming February 2023.

Sankofa means to go back and get, to fetch, to retrieve, to return to. The metaphor of the Sankofa bird in Black culture is to go back to the past and bring forward the lessons that carry through time. In the symbolism of the Sankofa bird is the connection of who we are today to who we were before to who we continue to become. It is the acknowledgment of the survival and endurance of Black people and culture. Reflecting on the past teaches, energizes, and guides because the journey never stops.



Send submissions or questions via email at: spokaneblackstories@spokesman.com


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PROMPTS for your consideration:
  • Describe or express your ideas about this phrase as it relates to Black history: The Journey Continues

  • Why is history a powerful tool and what does it mean to you?

  • Who from the past has inspired you and why did they inspire you?

  • What does legacy mean to you?

  • Who has left a legacy for you and how?

  • What legacy do you want to leave for those coming after you?

  • What can we learn from the past?

  • How will we continue to move forward?

  • Write a letter to a future descendant by sharing your experiences in the present and your hope

    for the future.

  • Write a letter to an ancestor telling them how you see the world today through your

    experiences.

  • Write about your hopes and dreams for the future.

  • Pick a historical event from Black history that you have learned about and describe how it

    affected you when you learned about.

  • Interview a grandparent or great grandparent and ask them what they experienced as a child or

    teenager, and if there is something they wanted to change in the world when they were young.

  • What do you want to change in the world? How will you do it?

  • What does this mean to you: “I am living history.”