11. June 2022 · Comments Off on Faith Action Network EW Summit · Categories: Recent Events

From Lauren Schubring,
Eastern WA Regional Organizer

Hi everyone!

I’ve spent time lately at some local meetings and events where I’ve been able to connect with many of you. I walk away from these events feeling energized for the work that we have ahead of us, and so excited about the people in this community who want to collaborate. Being able to gather together with people who care about some of the same issues is encouraging and life-giving. The weekend of June 11-12 will provide us with multiple opportunities to connect as a network. It’s going to be great!

Our Eastern Washington Spring Summit is happening on Sunday, June 12. It will be from 2 to 4 pm at St. John’s Cathedral. I am truly looking forward to having this time to gather (with both in-person and virtual options). There are many in our network here in Eastern Washington who are working to make a change in the same areas, but haven’t been able to connect and get to know each other. This summit will provide time and space for connection and to strategize together. It’s incredibly important that we, as people of faith in our region, work together for change. Too often the faith perspective that people hear is the opposite of the progressive values that many of us share and advocate for. We can change that as we come together. We know that our voice is louder and more powerful when we work together.

I also want you to know that, even if you don’t consider yourself a person of faith, we would love to have you join us! Do you care aboutenvironmental justice, criminal justice/police reform, economic justice, gun responsibility, healthcare, housing/homelessness, immigrants & refugees, human rights, racial equity, etc? There will be breakout groups based on each of these issues and we would love to have your perspective included. There is also opportunity for you to share about issues that you want FAN to be prioritizing that we might not be already.

Our executive director, Elise DeGooyer, and our new policy engagement director, Kristin Ang, will be at the summit to meet everybody and hear from you about your priorities. Please register, and also invite your friends, family, and faith community. There will be both in-person and online options to participate. Find more information and register at https://fanwa.org/regional-spring-summits/.

Another way we’re gathering that weekend is by marching in the Spokane Pride Parade on Saturday, June 11. We would love to have you join us to march with our FAN banner, or bring your own faith community banner. Email me at schubring@fanwa.org if you and/or your faith community would like to march with us, and I will get details to you.

I hope you’ll join us!

Lauren Schubring
Eastern WA Regional Organizer

Lauren Schubring | ​(she/her/hers)
Regional Organizer, Eastern Washington
Phone: 313.719.8150

Email: schubring@fanwa.org