- Keynote speakers include representatives from the International Network for Hate Studies, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Glacier Jewish Community of Montana.
Top researchers and thought leaders focused on hate and justice participate in the 4th annual international conference, titled "Engaging with Communities for Justice." Sponsored by the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies, Kootenai County Task Force for Human Relations, Spokane County Human Rights Task Force and Gonzaga University Center for Global Engagement. Thu-Sat, Oct. 19-21. Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center, 702 E. Desmet. gonzaga.edu/4ICOHS
Food Day Celebration
Bring a dish to share at the Catholic Charities "Food For All" annual Food Day potluck celebration, and enjoy live music and food while learning about opportunities to improve the local food system. Tue, Oct. 24 from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Catholic Charities Family Service Center, 12 E. Fifth. (In the Mac Hudson Conference Room). firstname.lastname@example.org
Paw-Louse 5K & Oktoberfest
A 5K run/walk to benefit the Humane Society of the Palouse. The post-race Oktoberfest celebration (optional; open to non-race participants) includes food and drink for purchase, as well as pet and human costume contests throughout the evening. Sat, Oct. 21; race at 11 am, beer garden open from 2-8 pm. $15/Oktoberfest admission; $25/race entry. Details and registration at humanesocietyofthepalouse.org/paw-louse-5k (208-883-1166)
Free Fall Vaccine Clinic
All adults can receive free influenza and MMR vaccines; kids ages 2 through 18 can receive any needed vaccinations, including school-required vaccines, hepatitis A, HPV, meningococcal and influenza. Tue, Oct. 24 from 3:30-7:30 pm. At Garfield (222 W. Knox), Logan (1001 E. Montgomery) and Stevens (1717 E. Sinto) elementary schools in Spokane. bit.ly/2ztUIDT (324-1649) ♦