Matthew Kincanon is a former Digital Content Producer with a journalism and political science degree from Gonzaga University. His journalism experience includes the Gonzaga Bulletin, The Spokesman-Review, Art Chowder magazine and SpokaneFāVS. He said he is excited to be a freelancer at SpokaneFāVS because, as a Spokane native, he wants to learn more about the various religious communities and cultures in his hometown.
“It [the event] is an opportunity for people to join in the work of achieving our mission,” Parkin said. “It’s an opportunity for somebody who is out there who thinks that we should honor the true full history of Spokane including the first nations of Spokane, the original inhabitants and the first language of Spokane.”
Based on the knowledge Finney obtained after spending time with Buddhists when he lived in Thailand, he said that the violence against Rohingya Muslims is more of a nationalistic impulse rather than what the Buddhism religion calls for.
Spokane Community Against Racism (SCAR) held an event Monday night at Morning Star Baptist Church where Joan Braune, a philosophy professor at Gonzaga University, explained how the alt-right is ideologically fascist, what fascism is, how it exists among hate groups and what communities can do to combat it.