The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, Home of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, grew out of a 1995 effort by a group of concerned individuals and civic/ business leaders to offset the negative image of Idaho as a place of intolerance and hatred. Over the past 20 years, the Center has become a respected nonpolitical institution whose primary mission is to promote respect for human dignity and diversity through education, and to foster individual responsibility to work for justice and peace.
To achieve this mission, we provide educational programming and content for teachers and students – both in the classroom and on-line. Also, over 10,000 people are educated through docent-led tours of the Memorial each year. Finally, we provide support for companies and municipalities looking to establish or refine their own human rights initiatives.
Moving forward, we expect to become the primary source whenever recovery from a human rights crisis can be eased by our programming. To meet this goal, we need to deliver timely, impactful content that elicits meaningful dialogue. Success will require technical and content development expertise that delivers best in class programming one-to-many as well as one-on-one. Our goal over the next three to five years is to become a leading institution for human rights education across the state of Idaho and beyond.