Place and time: Friday, April 20th, 2018 at the Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 Appleway
Reception at 5:00 PM and Dinner at 6:30 PM
All profits from the banquet ticket sales go to the Human Rights Education Institute (HREI) and four minority scholarships at NIC.
The funds from the auction go to the KCTFHR.
Dr. Raymond F. Reyes, Associate Academic Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Gonzaga University, will deliver the keynote speech at the 21st annual KCTFHR Human Rights Banquet on Friday, April 20 at the Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn. Prior to his current position, Dr. Reyes taught undergraduate courses in Sociology, Religious Studies and Philosophy as well as a graduate seminar for the MBA program on tribal leadership at Gonzaga. He has been at Gonzaga since 1987-1988.
As an internationally recognized authority in such fields as human rights, equity, social justice, diversity education, Indian education, sports psychology, multicultural literacy, spiritual significance of human differences to name just a few, Reyes has conducted seminars and given addresses throughout the United States, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Columbia and Canada to audiences at colleges/universities, hospitals, schools, businesses, churches, and a number of government agencies. From 1994 to 1998, he conducted classes at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on sports psychology for the Native American male and female elite runners. As a model for the athletes, Reyes has completed eleven 26.2-mile marathon races.
Reyes has published numerous articles and chapters in books on more than a dozen topics. He holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Eastern Washington University (1977), M.A. degree in public administration from City University of New York (1984) and a Ph.D. degree in education leadership from Gonzaga University (2002).
He has been the recipient of such distinguished awards as the Eugene T. Carothers Human Relations Award, Spokane NAACP Community Leadership Freedom Award and the G U Institute for Hate Studies Eva Lassman Take Action Against Hate Annual Award. Historically, Raymond’s community work has included serving on the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force, Spokane Task Force on Human Relations, United Way, and Thin Air Public Radio and Leadership Board.
He describes his two sons and daughter as three angels that have greatly influenced his life.
His long-time friend Tony Stewart says of him: “Raymond is one of the few truly Renaissance individuals with incredible compassion that I’ve met in my life. We’re so fortunate to have him as our keynote speaker at this year’s banquet.”