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Regina Malveux
Regina Malveux

Regina Malveaux, executive director of the YWCA of Spokane, will be a guest panelist Saturday’s Coffee Talk on “Addressing Racism and Prejudices.”

Malveaux is recognized as a tenacious advocate for women, youth and children. She has served on a number of boards aimed at advancing racial justice and economic empowerment including the San Diego NAACP, San Diego Dress for Success and Second Chance.

She has also worked to train a new generation of advocates as an adjunct professor in Political, Womens’  and African American studies at La Sierra University, San Diego State University, and at the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Old Dominion University.

Malveaux holds an undergraduate degree in Social Policy from San Diego State University and a law degree from Howard University School of Law. During law school, Malveaux served as both a White House and Congressional Intern, for First Lady Hillary Clinton and then Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Honorable Maxine Waters. 

Coffee Talk will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Indaba Coffee.

Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti. Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of FāVS.News, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.

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