The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, builder and home of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, is pleased to announce the 14th annual Change Your World Celebration scheduled for Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Boise Centre East in downtown Boise. The Celebration serves as the Center’s signature event and has a reputation as one of the most dynamic cultural events in the community. Past events featured Holocaust Survivors Gerda Weissmann Klein and Eva Kor, Lost Boy of Sudan John Bul Dau, International Rotarian and Humanitarian Dr. Linda Ricketts, author Clifton Taulbert, and the “Boys from Mozambique” Kelvin Lewis and Afonso Slater. We hope to build on this tradition of tremendous success by creating another unforgettable night.
This year, we are delighted to feature Lecia Brooks. Lecia leads the Southern Poverty Law Center’s outreach efforts on key initiatives and social justice issues. As outreach director, she frequently gives presentations around the country to promote tolerance and diversity. She also serves as director of the Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery, Ala., an interpretive center designed to provide visitors to the Civil Rights Memorial with a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement. She joined the SPLC staff in 2004 as director of Mix It Up at Lunch Day, a Teaching Tolerance program designed to help break down racial, cultural and social barriers in schools. Previously, she worked for 12 years in a number of capacities for the National Conference for Community and Justice in its Los Angeles office. She is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University.
Proceeds from this important evening guarantee our program success each year and advance our statewide mission of promoting respect for human dignity through education. Although we continue to serve the community and thousands of school children through free tours at the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial and with our K-12 human rights curriculum, our work cannot stop there. As a voice for human rights, we are proud of our accomplishments and anxious to develop innovative programs for delivering human rights education to every corner of the state. New projects include the expansion of human rights programming in the Center’s online classroom and in the building of an outdoor community classroom in the Memorial.
Individual ticket (open seating): $100 / Sponsored table for ten (reserved): $1,500