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Saturday, June 22, 2024

Robert Hemphill

Robert Hemphill is in the midst of a year of service in Spokane. He is active in several non-profits creating community and building relationships for social change. He has worked as an organizer on several issue campaigns in the midwest, and hopes to continue a career in building community and developing voices.

Christian Service Team aims to bring churches, community together

“Let’s see what happens when churches and other people of faith work together with community leaders for the common good,” said Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich during a live radio segment to former pastor and Spokane Valley Council member Ian Robertson.

Why you should read Ta Nehisi Coates and learn about our past injustices

I cannot convey enough how important I believe this article is, and enthusiastically suggest you read it.

Spokane minister calls to raise military enlistment age to 25

The Rev. Todd Eklof, of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, this week announced his intentions to launch a campaign to increase the military enlistment age to 25, citing scientific evidence in human biology, developmental psychology, and brain science which shows it takes until at least age 25 for a brain to fully develop.

Understanding identity and affirmation

With 20/20 hindsight, one gets to piece together markers on the highway. For me at 11 years old, I didn’t understand my fixation with Aaron Carter singing “I want Candy.”

Slavery, racism and expanding our understanding of history

People want to be seen as good. That’s one of the driving desires to be a part of society — to be seen as a good person and holding the public interest as a priority.

Why I support SpokaneFAVS: A place for community

Those same values — that people matter, that voices and ideas matter — are what brought me to SpokaneFAVS.

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