“No one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world.”
– Anne Frank
– Anne Frank
Online Auction (opens September 9, 2022)
The annual Change Your World Celebration is the signature fundraiser for the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights. Proceeds from this important evening guarantee our program success each year and advance our statewide mission of promoting respect for human dignity and diversity through education.
The 2022 Celebration theme is “The Art of Human Rights”
with cohosts Dan Prinzing, Wassmuth Center Executive Director,
and Rocci Johnson, community “powerhouse of acceptance.”
The relation between human rights and the arts is not obvious. Human rights are commonly understood as a set of internationally agreed norms and standards, covering economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights. But human rights are more than a legal instrument – they are a powerful moral notion associated with the idea human dignity and, as such, are capable of galvanizing artists and the common citizen alike. (Rovisco & Musiyiwa, “The role of the arts in promoting a culture of human rights”)
This year we feature Idaho artists, musicians, and dancers as each uses their creative expression in a commitment to human rights. Special segments include Reham Aarti (mosaic artist), Ken McCall (metal artist), Benjamin Victor (sculptor), Filip Vogelpohl (glass artist) and Open Arms Dance Project.
Celebration made possible with support from the following:
Delta Dental of Idaho, Erstad Architects, Guho Corp., HP Inc., Idaho First Bank, iOnAgility, and Optum Idaho.
Legacy Sponsors: Boise Cascade, BPA Health, Bright Bank, Linda Byron, Delia Dante Gallery, Givens Pursley LLP, Bev & George Harad, Healthwise, Higher Resources, HRATV, Idaho Power, Lisa & Doug Keithley, Kount, Pam McNamara, Mary & David Peterman, Steve & Pettra Pollack, Saint Alphonsus, Bill & Jena Vasconcellos, Wells Fargo
Idaho Human Rights Educator-of-the-Year
The Wassmuth Center’s education work reflects the initial charter that guided the creation of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial – the most effective way to foster positive, lasting social change is to prepare youth to be responsible stewards of human rights. During the Celebration, we are excited each year to recognize the impact that an Idaho educator has in leading that charge in his/her classroom.
Devon Barker-Hicks (Meadows Valley School), Claude Bisson (Boulder Creek Academy ), Linda Buczynski (Sage International School), Michelle Chavez (Weiser High School), Jen Compton (Borah High School), Sonia Galaviz (Garfield Elementary), Sharon Hanson (Boise High School), Ben Harris (Bishop Kelly High School), Adam Johnson (Murtaugh High School), Mary Anne McGrory (Alameda Middle School), Bobbie Shea (Bishop Kelly High School), Karen Tyler (Mountain View High School), Diane Williams (Anser Charter School), Cindy Wilson (Centennial High School)
Business / Corporate Legacy Sponsors
Thank you for your support!