The Power of One... The Strength of Many

Upcoming Events

Please check our calendar regularly as events are added weekly.

We are finalizing our spring schedule and will have even more events posted soon. A few things to look forward to:

We would love to have you join us at our events!

Girl, Awake!



Event Date: March 07, 2018

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: CDA Public Library
Girl, Awake! Is an original production written by Brook A. Bassett and produced by Luminary Initiative Project.  Girl, Awake! utilizes a six girl ensemble to address issues related to being a girl in our modern era. Topics are presented utilizing many theatrical forms including spoken word poetry, dancing, monologues, video projections, singing, cheer-leading and more. Each topic is presented in a way accessible to girls by girls and is also of interest to the public at large. It is of interest to females and males of all ages. Topics are backed by statistics, demographics, historical precedence, and personal experience. All subject matter is approached with grace and uses age-appropriate material.


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The Human Library

Saturday, March 10

The Human Library® is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.

The Human Library is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.

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Teen Human Rights Symposium

March 17, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The 2018 Regional Teen Human Rights Symposium will provide a full day of human rights education to secondary students interested in deepening their understanding of human rights history and humanitarian issues today.

The symposium will feature expert regional presenters and community leaders and advocates, relevant hands-on learning and diversity activities, peer to peer discussions on important topics that teens today face related to human rights, leadership opportunities to develop diversity clubs in schools, information on how to develop an action plan for addressing human rights issues important to students and their community or workplace, many networking activities, and a vendor fair with swag.

This symposium also features informative session on key topics such as bullying prevention, diversity and inclusion strategies, police and community relations, civic engagement, voting rights, disability and employment, and more!

$25 per student. Call 208-292-2359 to register – Some scholarships are available.


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North Idaho College will be hosting the third annual Diversity Symposium on April 17th with events from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.! This year the symposium’s theme is exploring race and ethnicity. Events include art showcases, choir performances, and a panel discussing the symposium’s theme. View the full poster here for the full list of events.


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 inuenced 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.”

Please note: Depending on where you choose to park, there may be a small fee for parking. Parking proceeds from the Human Rights Education Institute parking lot helps us provide quality programming for our community.

For more information, please stop by our location (414 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene), call 208-292-2359, or email
Hours: 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
Special Events

Unity Day Concert
and Human Rights Teen Symposium

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