Hands Across the Falls – 2019

Our 3rd annual event takes place on September 28, 2019

Join us to celebrate recovery efforts in our area.  We’ll gather at the north end of the Monroe Street Bridge just before noon and line the east side of the bridge with a show of public support for the recovery community.  At noon we’ll honor those who have lost battles with addiction with five minutes of silence.

Immediately following, please visit our information and resource fair on Summit Parkway on the northeast corner of the bridge.

All are invited.  If you are in recovery, have a friend or family member who is struggling or are a community member who supports recovery efforts, please join us. 

Click HERE to find out how you can help support or volunteer for the event.

Follow along on our Facebook page to stay up to date on Hands Across the Falls 2019

 

Thank you to our community sponsors for their support:

 

 

 

 

 

Why Race Matters Workshop: History, Systems & Strategies

**This event is currently full**

**If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please register below.

You will be notified if additional space becomes available. **

Why Race Matters Workshop: History, Systems & Strategies

Presented by Greater Spokane Progress and co-sponsored by Community-Minded Enterprises, Innovia Foundation, Empire Health Foundation, Spokane County United Way, Whitworth University’s Dornsife Center for Community Engagement

Join us on Friday, September 20, 9am  5pm at the Whitworth University U-District Campus.

(534 E. Spokane Falls Blvd)

Using the acclaimed documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” the Why Race Matters Workshop, led by a multi-racial team of local facilitators, addresses how racial inequities have been built into institutions and structures throughout our country, why it is important to use a racial equity lens, and what we can do to advance racial equity in our organizations and in our community.

This interactive workshop provides a foundation for further racial equity work: 

  • Examine beliefs about race, advantage and justice, and how these issues impact our communities, organizations, and institutions.
  • Define and discuss implicit bias and explicit bias and examples of how they operate on individual and institutional levels.
  • Gain awareness of historical cases of institutional racism.
  • Define terms and develop an understanding of the difference between: structural, institutional, and individual racism; and equity and equality.
  • Identify structural and institutional racism, how it continues to impact us today,and the complexities of the intersections with other oppressed identities.
  • Discuss local examples of institutional racism and begin to think about next steps for our ourselves and our organizations.

A follow-up workshop will be held later in 2019 to support organizational leaders in taking intentional steps to advance racial equity in their own organizations and in the larger community. 

Registration fee is $20 and includes lunch

Scholarships and travel stipends are available. To request, contact Anne Martin at anne@spokaneprogress.org.

Organizations are asked to register up to 3 people per organizations and include people who will likely attend the Why Race Matters Workshop and the follow-up workshop this fall.

The registration deadline is September 16.

This event is co-sponsored by Community-Minded Enterprises, Innovia Foundation, Empire Health Foundation, Spokane County United Way, Whitworth University’s Dornsife Center for Community Engagement

For more information about the workshops or to host a workshop for your staff/or board, contact: Anne Martin, Greater Spokane Progress at anne@spokaneprogress.org or 509-624-5657.

Why Race Matters Workshop: History, Systems & Strategies

**This event is currently full**

**If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please register below.

You will be notified if additional space becomes available. **

Why Race Matters Workshop: History, Systems & Strategies

Presented by Greater Spokane Progress and co-sponsored by Community-Minded Enterprises, Innovia Foundation, Empire Health Foundation, Spokane County United Way, Whitworth University’s Dornsife Center for Community Engagement

Join us on Wednesday, August 21, 9am  5pm at the Whitworth University U-District Campus.

(534 E. Spokane Falls Blvd)

Using the acclaimed documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” the Why Race Matters Workshop, led by a multi-racial team of local facilitators, addresses how racial inequities have been built into institutions and structures throughout our country, why it is important to use a racial equity lens, and what we can do to advance racial equity in our organizations and in our community.

This interactive workshop provides a foundation for further racial equity work: 

  • Examine beliefs about race, advantage and justice, and how these issues impact our communities, organizations, and institutions.
  • Define and discuss implicit bias and explicit bias and examples of how they operate on individual and institutional levels.
  • Gain awareness of historical cases of institutional racism.
  • Define terms and develop an understanding of the difference between: structural, institutional, and individual racism; and equity and equality.
  • Identify structural and institutional racism, how it continues to impact us today,and the complexities of the intersections with other oppressed identities.
  • Discuss local examples of institutional racism and begin to think about next steps for our ourselves and our organizations.

A follow-up workshop will be held later in 2019 to support organizational leaders in taking intentional steps to advance racial equity in their own organizations and in the larger community. 

Registration fee is $20 and includes lunch

Scholarships and travel stipends are available. To request, contact Anne Martin at anne@spokaneprogress.org.

Organizations are asked to register up to 3 people per organizations and include people who will likely attend the Why Race Matters Workshop and the follow-up workshop this fall.

The registration deadline is August 15.

For more information about the workshops or to host a workshop for your staff/or board, contact: Anne Martin, Greater Spokane Progress at anne@spokaneprogress.org or 509-624-5657.

National Night Out Against Crime

Join programs from Community Minded Enterprises at Shadle Park and celebrate a fun and family-friendly, community event.

Schedule of Events:

  • 4:00-6:15 PM    Ken Davis Band
  • 5:15-6:00 Mock DUI/ Texting Crash
  • 5:30-7:15 PM Spokane County Sheriff-Air One-Helicopter fly by, land and look inside
  • 6:15-7:00 PM City of Spokane and Spokane County Sheriff Department, demonstration and meet and greet,
    Protection K-9 home protection demonstration
  • 4 PM-8:30 PM Spokane COPS Paws on Patrol and Mounted Patrol, Riverside Cruiser Cars, All Star
    Jump Obstacle Course and Dual Lane Slide, Les Schwab Tire Change Challenge, Star
    Wars Characters, Bike repair and registration, AMR, Spokane City Fire Department,
    Over 50 Community Organization Booths with Children’s Activities, Splash Pad Fun, Concessions, and much
    more!
  • 5:00 PM    Neighborhood BBQ, For up to 1200 people (While supplies last) (Thanks to Walmart for sponsoring)
  • 8:45-11:00 PM   Family Movie “Marley and Me” (Special thanks to Ace Hardware, Garland Theatre and WA Trust Bank)

Greater Spokane Progress – Why Race Matters Workshop

Greater Spokane Progress organizes Why Race Matters Workshops to help our community develop a collective understanding and common language around institutional and structural racism, and why addressing race matters. Using the acclaimed documentary “Race: The Power of an Illusion,” the workshop addresses how racial inequities have been build into institutions and structures throughout our country, why it is important to use a racial equity lens, and what we can do to advance racial equity in our organizations and in our community.

In this interactive workshop we will:

  • Examine beliefs about race, advantage and justice, and how these issues impact our communities, organizations, and institutions.
  • Gain awareness of historical cases of institutional racism.
  • Define terms and develop an understanding of the difference between structural, institutional, and individual racism; equity and equality; and implicit and explicit biases.
  • Discuss local examples of institutional racism and begin to think about solutions.

The workshop will be led by a multi-racial team of local facilitators.

Registration fees including lunch and snacks:

For more information contact: Anne Martin, Greater Spokane Progress at anne@spokaneprogress.org or 509-624-5657.

We hope you can join us!

This workshop is organized by Greater Spokane Progress’ Racial Equity Committee:

  • Amber Abrahamson, Tenants Union of Washington State
  • Terri Anderson, Tenants Union of Washington State
  • Michaela Brown, Excelerate Success & Spokane County United Way
  • Charina Carothers, Bethel A.M.E Church
  • Anne Martin, Greater Spokane Progress
  • Liz Moore, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane
  • Rowena Pineda, Spokane Regional Health District

Recovery Coach Training – Spokane

This training is designed for those interested in promoting the health and wellness of people with substance abuse disorders.  Learn to help remove barriers and obstacles to recovery for those seeing or already in recovery.

This FREE training will be held over four days at Recovery Cafe Spokane.  Meals will not be provided during this training but you are welcome to bring your own.

  • Friday, October 19: 3:00 – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, October 20: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday, October 26: 3:00 – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, October 27: 9:00am – 6:00pm

If you have questions or need further assistance please contact Christine at Access to Recovery 509-960-8529 or christinem@community-minded.org.

 

If you need assistance with online registration, please view our step by step instructions.

 

Hands Across the Falls – 2018

Join us for the 2nd Annual event, Hands Across the Falls. We’ll gather on the Monroe Street Bridge over the Spokane Falls in a show of public support celebrating recovery. Join hands and show strength and unity for those in recovery.

Due to construction we will gather at the north end of the bridge.  This will be the only staging area.

September is National Recovery Month, help us celebrate the recovery movement. Friends, family, individuals, and organizations are invited to attend. We encourage organizations who support recovery to show their pride, wear shirts with your organization’s logo or bring banners and signs proclaiming your support.

 Follow along on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RecoveryCafeSpokane/ for updates and details as the date grows closer.

 

We are in need of volunteers, contact us at RecoveryCafe@community-minded.org to learn how you can help.

Combating America’s Opioid Crisis Here in Spokane

Combating America’s Opioid Crisis Here in Spokane 

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse more than 115 people in the United States die every day after overdosing.

It is an epidemic. An epidemic Spokane’s Recovery Café (RCS) is battling, offering peer-to-peer mentoring, weekly support groups and education to those in recovery.

In the midst of this crisis, lawmakers are looking for solutions.  Representative Cathy McMorris Rodges is one of them.  She visited the Café and has been a champion of its work ever since.

In a June 26, editorial in The Spokesman-Review entitled “We’re Working to Combat America’s Opioid Crisis” the Congresswoman mentioned the Café. She said of the café and its team, “They are doing great work to create a community for people who are in recovery from opioid or other addiction.”

With the support of the community, RCS is committed to being a place of hope for those in recovery and their families.  The Café is grateful for the bipartisan support it has received since opening in February 2017.

About Us

Recovery Café Spokane is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving people in recovery. We are a program of Community-Minded Enterprises, and operate on state, federal and private funding as well as donations.  We have about 85 active members, and focus on serving people in Spokane County. Find us at 214 N Cedar Street. Learn more at https://community-minded.org/recoverycafe/ 

CMTV14 Presents: Adobe Premiere

Dive into Adobe Premier with a video editing course taught by CMTV14 producer and programmer, Darrien Mack.  Join Darrien in our studio for a focused study on Adobe Premiere and gain a baseline knowledge of Adobe and video editing.

  • Using Adobe Premiere basics
  • Importing footage
  • Accessing the tools
  • Working the timeline
  • Navigating the workspace
  • Advanced editing knowledge
  • Effective software workflow

Recovery Coach Training – Burlington

The Recovery Coach Training is designed for those interested in promoting the health and wellness of people with substance abuse disorders. Learn to remove barriers and obstacles to recovery for those seeking or already in recovery.

This is a four day training and you will need to attend all four sessions, held on:

March 19th – 22nd / 9:00am – 5:00pm

North Cascades Seventh Day Adventist Church

800 Peacock Lane

Burlington, WA  98223

This training is FREE.  A light continental breakfast and snacks will be provided

For more information on this training or other training offered by the Recovery Coach Academy, contact Christine at Access to Recovery 509-960-8529 or christine@community-minded.org

This training is offered by North Sound Recovery Coalition and Access to Recovery. It is part of the Recovery Coach Academy and is taught by Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery trained trainers.

If you need assistance with online registration, please refer to these instructions.