Celebrate Spokane Pride With INBA! “May the Pride Be With You”
Ready be a part of the largest family-friendly Pride Parade and Festival in the Northwest? We’re getting our businesses and volunteers set up for the Spokane Pride March and Festival on Saturday, June 10 in the Lilac Meadows at Riverfront Park.
Washington Won’t Discriminate rallied and successfully fought off I-1515, the attempt to repeal Washington’s transgender non-discrimination laws. Now, they’re highlighting three families who would be deeply impacted if Washington’s longstanding transgender non-discrimination protections were repealed at the ballot box this fall. The mother of one of those families is our very own Betsy White, President of the Board for INBA Outreach, the philanthropic arm of Inland Northwest Business Alliance. Continue reading Transgender Non-Discrimination Protections Make Mother’s Day Special for Washington Families→
You can join the INBA throughout the year! Please contact Charles at the INBA with your referrals or make an email introduction to Charles and your potential new member. Charles@inbachamber.org.
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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) vowed Tuesday to issue an executive order to increase protections for LGBTQ people in the state. The pledge follows the state’s controversial partial repeal of HB2, a law barring local governments from passing any anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
“I had a choice. Do I continue to make a statement and pound the table and nothing happen? Or do I take a positive step, make progress and continue to fight?”
Join us in making history as we celebrate the first raising of the PRIDE Flag at Spokane City Hall. This year is the 26th year that we have celebrated Pride in Spokane and we are excited to announce that for the first time in history we will be raising the Pride Flag over City Hall to kick off PRIDE month.
Immediately following the ceremony join us for the Proclamation of Pride Month at 6pm. We encourage all members of the community to join us in solidarity and celebration of the LGBTQIA community.
As LGBTQ Students and Schools Across the Country Grapple with “Trump Effect,” Senator Murray Redoubles Efforts to Pass Anti-Harassment Legislation
Senator Murray reintroduces Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to require colleges and universities to establish clear anti-harassment policies
LGBTQ youth are twice as likely to be harassed than their peers, yet there is no federal requirement that schools have policies in place to protect these students
Legislation is named after Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, who took his own life after experiencing harassment, bullying
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), along with Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2017 would require institutions of higher education to establish policies to prohibit harassment based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. The bill also establishes a grant program to support campus anti-harassment activities and programs. The legislation is named after Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University who took his own life after his roommate and another student invaded his privacy and harassed him over the Internet. Continue reading Patty Murray reintroduces anti-harassment legislation to U.S. Senate→
John Lemus of the Spokane Human Rights Commission will be presenting their 2017 Work Plan and providing an overview of the Subcommittees, like the LGBTQIA subcommittee. The Human Rights Commission advises and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding issues related to human rights and unjust discrimination.
When: Wednesday, May 10 11:30 – 1:00
Where: Centerplace Regional Event Center, 2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley, Washington 99216
Carly Cortright has stepped off the board after serving 2 years in order to concentrate on completing her Ph.D.
Nathan Jeffries was appointed to an open 3-year position on the board in February. He is a Captain in the Training Division of the Spokane County Fire District #9, Nathan brings leadership skills and great enthusiasm to the INBA board.
INBA (the business chamber) and INBA Outreach (our charitable arm) both have open board positions. Board terms are three years and you can serve a total of 2 terms. If you have interest in a leadership role with INBA or INBA Outreach, please email a letter of interest that includes experience and talents you can bring to the board, which board you have interest in serving on, your current CV or resume to email@example.com, subject line INBA Board of Directors
INBA’s Directory Launch brought a lot of members and friends to nYne Bar and Bistro. Directories were provided in bags containing swag from Winston & Cashatt, Northern Quest Casino, STCU, Recorded Memories, and Spokane Empire Football.
The biggest hit of the event was Early Bird Karaoke. Charles Smaltz got the singing started and soon there others lined up to follow. The Events committee will consider making Early Bird Karaoke a quarterly INBA event.