Lisa Gardner, City Council Communications Director, 509.625.6226
Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2:02 p.m.
Councilmember Betsy Wilkerson has collaborated with Numerica Credit Union, Downtown Spokane Partnership, Carl Maxey Center, Hispanic Business/Professional Association, and Spokane Department of Parks and Recreation to recognize Black History and Cultural awareness in Spokane. The Spokane Cultural Days activation will take place this Friday, February 26th – Sunday, February 28th with a variety of visual displays and family fun events that include complimentary Sky-Rides at Riverfront Park, Downtown Spokane Scavenger Hunt, and more.
“Black History is part of American History; therefore, it is important to me that we take a holistic approach to our celebration this year,” says Councilwoman Betsy Wilkerson. “My vision is to bring the entire community together in culture and unity to support our downtown businesses and enjoy family fun activities, not only this month but initiate cultural events throughout the year.”
“Numerica is proud to celebrate Black History Month at this weekend’s Spokane Cultural Days celebration,” said Kim Pearman-Gillman senior VP of corporate and community relations for Numerica Credit Union. “As an organization dedicated to enhancing lives, fulfilling dreams, and building communities, we are honored to celebrate diversity in such meaningful, engaging ways. We invite the community to enjoy all of the activities and cultural experiences and to enjoy free admission to the Numerica Sky Ride on Saturday.”
“Downtown is excited to play host to the kick-off activities for what we hope will be year-round engagement with the many different cultures, histories, people, and experiences that weave into our community’s fabric,” says Downtown Spokane Partnership President & CEO Mark Richard. “By celebrating, amplifying, and supporting our existing cultural economy, we can move closer to the goal of achieving a downtown that is rich in diverse events and business ownership.”
Downtown Spokane Partnership will sponsor the “Downtown Spokane Scavenger Hunt”, providing an opportunity for participants to learn about Spokane’s Cultural Economy and a chance to win up to $100. Activity rules and bingo sheets can be found by visiting downtownspokane.org.