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Upcoming Events

Please check our calendar regularly as events are added weekly.

We are finalizing our fall 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!

International Day of Peace


The International Day of Peace is observed world wide every year on September 21. It was established in 1981 through the unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37. The United Nations General Assembly has declared it to be a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”

For 2017 the theme of the Day of Peace is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for all.” This theme works with the United Nations global initiative TOGETHER which brings all 193 Member States in addition to private sector, academic, and other institutions together to support diversity, non-discrimination, and an acceptance of refugees and migrants. This year will be heavily focused on engaging people in support of refugees and migrants, and aims to provide information on the benefits of accepting these people while also properly acknowledging legitimate concerns.

Since its inception, the Day of  Peace has marked humanity’s planetary progression toward peace and unity. It has expanded toward the inclusion of millions of people across the globe, and every year events are organized to commemorate the Day of Peace. Events range in scale from humble private gatherings to exciting public concerts and forums where hundreds to hundreds of thousands of people can participate.

Anyone anywhere can celebrate the Day of Peace. It can be as simple as lighting a candle in solidarity, or observing a silent meditation. It can involve getting your colleagues, organization, community or government engaged.

On 15 September 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the Secretary-General will celebrate the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. United Nations Messengers of Peace will participate in the ceremony. The United Nations Education Outreach Section will hold a global student video conference on the same day, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also at United Nations Headquarters.

Teen Human Rights Symposium and Unity Concert

October 25

The 2017 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!

$110 per student. Call 208-292-2359 to register – Some scholarships are available.

Day of the Dead Festival


Emerge Presents CDA’s third annual Day of the Dead Festival Celebrating Ancestry and Artistry. The Day of the Dead Festival will benefit the Emerge community arts program. This event will be Thursday, Nov.2nd, 6:00pm at The Human Rights Education
Institute i

n CDA. The event will include 12 of the area’s best chefs/restaurants serving up traditional foods from American Southwest, Latin America and Mexico. The evening will also include live performances from area bands and dancers, and a silent and live auction. Funds raised will ensure Emerge will be able to offer high quality art programs to our local youth and adults. The funds will also be used to cover our program costs such as, materials and art supplies, instructor compensation and facility rental. Please join with us to build CDA’s first community arts program.


International Food & Drink Festival

food festival
Hosted at the Silver Lake Mall

200 W. Hanley Avenue, Coeur d’Alene

Sunday January 28th, TIME TBA

Tickets will available soon at Eventbrite, HREI, Silver Lake Mall, and the Hayden Chamber of Commerce.

Call 208-292-2359 for more information.

For information on becoming a vendor look at our Around the World Food Vendor Form.


international-human-rights-dayHuman Rights Day

Reception and program

December 10


 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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the public to join. Our events are usually
free or low cost to all that attend.

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