“Time’s Up” movement impacts Spokane

“Time’s Up” movement impacts Spokane

Advocates from throughout the Inland Northwest gathered Thursday night to discuss the problem of sexual harassment and sexual violence in our community.

With ten years experience working with Lutheran Community Services, Spokane native Tiffany Kelly believes Thursday’s meeting offers a special opportunity.

“A chance to have some really great professional and also survivor panelists give insight on what they’re doing. What their experience has been in the community of Spokane,” said Kelly.

Kelly is a member of the 12 person panel, made up of law enforcement, medical professionals, crime victim advocates and survivors.

“We as leaders can no longer be comfortable, complacent or complicit,” explained panelist Phil Tyler.

Tyler is thrilled to explore ways that will lead the community to a social change of sorts.

“What can we as community members, can we as leaders, individual citizens due to combat this issue,” said Tyler. “So that’s the premise of this forum here.”