The mission of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights is to promote respect for human dignity and diversity through education and to foster individual responsibility to work for justice and peace. The Center achieves this mission by providing educational programs for teachers and students, engaging in community leadership and supporting the advocacy for human rights. The 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 change is to prepare youth to be responsible stewards of human rights.
Human Dignity Project
When instances of discrimination and violence occur, particularly when they capture national attention, the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights is the point of contact for those across the state of Idaho seeking ways to both understand and find ways to stand up to injustice. The Center is the home and builder of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. Recognized by the state of Idaho as a free, open-air, public museum, the Memorial is the physical embodiment of core values echoed in Anne Frank’s inspirational diary. The Center’s programming extends the museum’s messaging into classrooms and communities.