“Word To Your Mother”
Celebration aimed at raising awareness for issues facing Mother Earth will feature short rally speeches by local advocates and elected officials, tribal drumming and a Round Dance performed by the Idle No More Drummers, and a free concert at 2:30 p.m. by the Real Life Rockaz and other local bands. The rally portion of will be emceed by Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof of the Unitarian Universalist Church and will feature short, three-minute speeches by Spokane City Councilman Jon Snyder, Walter Kloefkorn of Progressive Democrats of Washington, Mike Petersen of The Lands Council, Bart Mihailovich of Spokane Riverkeeper, Deb Abrahamson from the SHAWL Society, Renee Holt from Idle No More, Helen Yost from Wild Idaho Rising and community leader Bart Haggin rounding out the rally. Throughout the afternoon, park goers and attendees will be treated to music by Starlite Motel and Lucas Brookbank Brown. Sponsored and organized by the Backbone Campaign, Center For Justice, Coal Free Spokane, Idle No More, The Lands Council, Occupy Spokane, Progressive Democrats of Washington, Save Our Wild Salmon, Sierra Club, Spokane Coalition Builders, Spokane Riverkeeper, Spokane Tribe and Wild Idaho Rising Tide.
- 12:30-3:30 p.m.
- Riverfront Park, Lilac Bowl, 507 N. Howard St.
- Riverside neighborhood, Downtown
- (509) 844-7841
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