A community that plays together, stays together.
Come stand against racism and hate with your neighbors! Join them for an evening of recreational activities, inspirational speeches and conversation. We will “break bread” and share a meal together, as friends and teammates, at the end of the evening.
“The hope is to spark a conversation and relationships that will last beyond our time together on Sunday and will show our community we stand together, as a team, against racism/hate.”
Entry is free with donation of food or clothing.
Together let’s #rec_racism!
In response to the most recent acts of racism and hate, the posting of posters and flyers in downtown Spokane, the Peaceful Communities Roundtable is holding a one of a kind event March 12th at the HUB Sports Center.
The Peaceful Communities Roundtable is a group of committed community members brought together by NAACP President Phillip Tyler and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers after the hateful events at the MLK Jr. Family Outreach Center and the Logan Neighborhood. Since then, other incidents, such as the “White Lives Matter More” sign and the most recent White Nationalists posters/flyers have occurred in our city as well.
The Peaceful Communities Roundtable, having identified “racism” as one of the top issues impacting the Spokane community, found no better time than the present to create a “teachable moment” and show the broader Spokane community that “we” are better than these hateful acts.
The group believes that dialogue and building relationships with those whom you normally would not, and or have an unreasonable interpretation of, can lead to a more beloved community.
“We think it is time for the good citizens of Spokane to show that love is a choice, and when that love knows no ideologies, status, ethnicity, lifestyle preference or country of origin…that is itself a revolution.” – Phillip Tyler
The group, in collaboration with the Peaceful Communities Roundtable, Spokane NAACP, Spokane Human Rights Commission, Spokane County Human Rights Task Force, and Spokane Interfaith Council are hosting the Recreation Against Racism event that hopes to bring together friends, families and neighbors to enjoy speeches, recreational activities and a meal together. “The hope is to spark a conversation and relationships that will last beyond our time together on Sunday and will show our community we stand together, as a team, against racism/hate.”