Upcoming Events
  1. Human Rights Book Club

    September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. 16th annual Change Your World Celebration

    September 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Pedals and Packs

    March 20, 2020 @ 6:00 am - March 29, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
  4. Each One, Teach One in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

    May 23, 2020 - June 1, 2020
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Download the “Spiral of Injustice” e-booklet for a $10 donation – and ask yourself, “Will I A.C.T. to interrupt the Spiral of Injustice when it surfaces in the classroom, school, workplace, community, state, nation and world?”

Spiral of Injustice

Etched into the stone of the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial is this, from April 11, 1944, when Anne Frank penned in her diary: “One day this terrible war will be over.  The time will come when we’ll be people again and not just Jews!  Who has inflicted this on us?  Who has set us apart from the rest?  Who has put us through such suffering?”

 

We teach to “never forget.”

 

Never forget that the Spiral of Injustice often begins with language — when words are used to demonize or marginalize others in the community.  Never forget that injustice devolves to avoidance when “the other” is excluded through conscious or unconscious treatment that denies participation.  Never forget that acts denying and disadvantaging “the other” based on class, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ability or religious preference is discrimination.  Never forget that violence intimidates and elimination eradicates “the other” in our community through deliberate and/or systemic destruction of life and/or liberty.

 

The Spiral of Injustice is a model we’ve creating for discussing the Holocaust, the attack or harassment of an Idaho student when he or she is viewed as “the other,” or the marginalization of any group within the fabric of our community.

 

We teach to “never forget” so that we can commit to “never again.”

 

 
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Media

Art As A Call To Action

The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights erected “The Spiral of Injustice,” a sculpture to not just remind people of the inhumanity of the Holocaust, but to remember to love and value one another to avert another tragedy. We’ll discuss the emotions this sculpture is stirring in the community.

 

Via: Boise State Public Radio