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Welcome progress has been made since the late Bill Wassmuth first stood up to bigotry and hatred in northern Idaho. But the need for human rights education grows with every new generation of Idaho children. Today’s headlines only remind us there’s much more to be done.
Do you know what I love best about the Wassmuth Center (besides the people involved of course)? The Wassmuth Center comes up with specific ways to change our world and impact lives, and then actually puts them into practice. It's similar in a way to the many people who say they want to write a novel, but only a few ever write one. Most people do want to change the world. We just need more individuals to actually go out to do the work. The Wassmuth Center transforms ideas into action. Thank you for all the work you do.
Thank you again so much for spending the morning with us at Boise High and for all the work you are doing to make an actionable difference in our community. You are an inspiration to me to be more self aware, work harder, and commit to more action.``
During the early 1970s to the mid-1990s, white supremacists—under the umbrella of the Aryan Nation and Reverend Richard Butler, Minister of the Church of Jesus Christ Christian—sought to create an all-white homeland in north Idaho. Untold numbers of white nationalists, Holocaust deniers, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and far-right Christians gravitated from all over the US to Hayden Lake, Coeur d’Alene, and eastern Washington.
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Letters from Anne and Martin
The courage and eloquence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank is interwoven in a unique productions called “Letters from Anne and Martin,” combining texts from “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” and from Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”
The performance will be followed by a 30-minute music set featuring Steve Eaton and the powerful compilation of “We Will Always Stand as One.”
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Morrison Center for the Performing Arts (Boise)
Tickets: $10 (general seating), $25 (premiere seating with post-performance reception in the Founders Room)