Today (Sunday) at 6 p.m. there will be a rally on Division and Ruby streets in response to the acquittal of George Zimmerman. On Saturday Zimmerman was found not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African-American high-schooler who was killed last year. Zimmerman was accused by many of being motivated by racism.
Faith leaders and community activists are coming together this weekend to discuss the economy, peace and military spending with Diane Randall, executive secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation.
She’ll be the keynote speaker at the Fall Advocacy Forum, co-hosted by Washington State’s Faith Action Network.
On Saturday — the first anniversary of the Occupy Movement — about 200 people marched through downtown Spokane, waving signs, chanting and reminding corporate America that Occupiers haven’t given up on their fight for justice.
“What’s the point of all this?” asked Wayne Spitzer, of Occupy Spokane, “The thing is, the authorities are watching us … because we’ve showed them that another world is possible, and it scares the piss out of them, frankly.”