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Visit today! Free Admission for All Ages
Our beautiful exhibit space, located in a historic railroad substation, features an exiting new exhibit, a partnership with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. Aligned with a series of activities, events, and seminars, this program aims to bring the heritage, contemporary life, and bright future of the Coeur d'Alene and American Indian people to life. Interactive activities for younger visitors to the institute are on-hand. Our space is available for use by other organizations or groups for meetings, conferences, receptions, and more; contact us to learn more.
Also, during a trip to the institute you can visit our media room, a cozy setting to watch one of the films from our library, including the award-winning documentary, "The Color of Conscience," which chronicles the rise and fall of the Aryan Nation in northern Idaho. The institute is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We can be available at other times for special tours, too -- contact us via email or 208-292-2359 to learn more.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT HREI
Wednesday, May 8 & May 15, 5 - 6 pm: HREI Book Club Meeting
Enjoy great literature, whether its fiction, nonfiction or poetry? Interested in reading about issues that matter in the world, and exploring other cultures and perspectives? Want to hear authors read from and discuss their work? Starting May 8, the HREI Book Club is reading "In the Kingdom of Men," Kim Barnes' new novel about a young woman living in 1960s' Saudi Arabia. Book club members will have a chance to meet the author -- a 5:30 light dinner and discussion -- ahead of her May 17, 7 p.m. reading at the institute! New members are always welcome. We're a low-key group interested in good books and great discussion. Contact Brian at 208-292-2359 or email@example.com for more information. Or just stop by!
Friday, May 17, 7 pm: Visiting Author Kim Barnes at HREI
Join us at HREI for a reading by visiting author Kim Barnes. Barnes is the author of the acclaimed new novel, "In the Kingdom of Men," which has been called a "mesmerizing novel," with "a heroine for the ages." Join us at the institute for a free, public reading and book signing, starting at 7 p.m. Books will be available for sale at the reading, with proceeds benefiting the institute's programs. This is a wonderful chance to hear a great talent and voice in Idaho. For more information, contact the institute at 208-292-2359 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 24, 5 - 6:30 pm: Community Night at HREI
A fun occasion for the whole community. Kids and adults of all ages are invited to join us at the institute for fun and educational activities, food and refreshments. We have a fun arts-based activity planned, great for young people and adults of all ages. Come enjoy an hour in the early evening -- perfect for families, for people enjoying the park, and for groups looking for a stimulating outing. Contact us at email@example.com or at 208-292-2359 for more information.
Every Tuesday Night, 6 - 9 pm: Tango Night!
Join us every Tuesday night from 6-9 p.m. at HREI (414 W. Mullan Rd., CdA) for a FREE night of tango dancing in the institute’s beautiful and historic main gallery. Tango Night leader David Parker has eight years of tango instruction experience. Everyone from beginners to experts will have a good time at this event. Learn new steps or just come to practice your skills. Activities available for non-dancing children. Come by yourself or bring a partner -- either way, you're sure to have fun!
Regular Institute Hours: Donation Drop-off
HREI has teamed up with US4Help on a donation drive. Drop off your used or unwanted clothing, shoes, toys, sporting goods, and other household items at HREI during our regular hours, M - F, 10 - 5 p.m., and Sat. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Unfortunately, we cannot accept furniture, electronics, books, and construction materials.) If you have a lot of goods, contact us and we can make arrangements to come pick them up. The donations go to support the educational programs, activities, and events offered by HREI.
Thursday, July 25: HREI Golf Tournament at Circling Raven
The second annual HREI Golf Tournament at Circling Raven is first-class fun for a great cause. A beautiful day on the links, lunch, refreshments, prizes and more! While spots are filling up, we still have availabilities for new teams, sponsorships, and prizes -- great chances for recognition for your company or organization. Proceeds from the institute benefit institute programs, activities and events. To get involved, have a look at this registration form, then contact HREI Executive Director Thomas Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-292-2359.
Friday, July 26, 11 am - 3 pm: Celebration of Americans with Disabilities Act, with a Salute to Veterans
HREI is proud to partner with Disability Action Center NW for the 2013 Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This year's celebration features a special salute to veterans! Join us at HREI to learn more about the ADA, to celebrate independent living and equal opportunity for veterans, to learn about community resources, to listen to leaders speak about equality, and to enjoy free food and entertainment. For more information, contact DAC NW at 1-800-475-0070 or visit www.dacnw.org.
Wednesday, August 14, 8 am - 2:30 pm: Teacher Workshop, "Integrating Human Rights into Reading & Writing"
The Human Rights Education Institute is proud to offer area educators another useful workshop. The "Integrating Human Rights into Reading and Writing" workshop will offer teachers perspectives, strategies, and activities that they can use in the classroom. The workshop can apply toward Washington clock hours and Idaho inservice credit. See this flier and registration form for more details; return the completed form to email@example.com to register. Call 208-292-2359 with questions or for more information.