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Do Something: How to get involved with your community this week


Homeless people, or those at risk of becoming homeless, can find many of the services they need in one place on Jan. 24 at Spokane's Homeless Connect event. Held at the Salvation Army, the event hosts service providers fighting to end homelessness by helping those in need with housing, shelter, medical and dental screenings and benefit assistance. In addition to those services, homeless people can quash misdemeanor warrants at the event, thanks to the involvement of Spokane's Community Court. Anyone wanting to donate to the event — warm clothes would be appreciated — is welcome to do so. Homeless people attending the event should bring ID and a Social Security card, if they have it.


People of the Inland Northwest are invited to gather in Spokane and join communities nationwide on Saturday as part a day-long Women's March, which will begin in Washington, D.C. Activities begin at 11 am with a rally at the Spokane Convention Center (334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.), featuring inspirational speakers from human rights, justice and women's advocacy groups, as well as musical entertainment. A peaceful march begins at 1 pm, followed by a volunteer fair at the Convention Center.


The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane and partners host a free, all-ages grassroots festival on Saturday to sharpen activist skills. There will be music, poetry, speakers, an action bar, creative activities, a kids' zone, and a free soup and bread potluck to warm up after the Women's March. Free. At the Community Building, 35 W. Main, 2-5 pm.


A nonpartisan, grassroots event serving as a call to get involved is scheduled for Saturday from 11 am to 1 pm. Various local organizations will share their missions and recruit volunteers to work in the areas of protecting the environment, human/women's rights, economic/social justice and building a welcoming and charitable community. Open to all ages, genders and persuasions. Free. Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint.♦


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