Donation $20 or $15 each/groups of 5+. Scholarships on request
08:30 AM - 01:30 PM on Sat, 22 Jan 2022
The 2022 Eastern Washington Legislative Conference (EWLC) will explore some of the issues before the 2022 Washington State Legislature. The theme is "Mobilizing for Our Future." The keynote speaker, Fr. Pat Conroy SJ recently retired as chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives and now serves as campus minister at Gonzaga University. Looking at the political divisiveness of these times, he will offer words of hope based on his experiences in Congress and previous work teaching and serving with the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus. An interfaith panel representing four faiths will discuss how their faith communities mobilize people to act on issues, current priorities, blocks to mobilizing and where they need solidarity. Workshops will cover climate crisis, affordable housing and homelessness, food security, refugees and immigration, human trafficking, securing our democracy and racism in the Spokane Public Schools.There will also be a Legislative Briefing. With the event online, participants must register ahead for the link.