Gonzaga Hosts Conference on Addressing Hate through Advocacy and Action
The Gonzaga University
Institute for Hate Studies joins sister organizations advocating for peace and
goodwill to host the Good Neighbor Conference: Addressing Hate through Advocacy
and Action on Saturday, Dec. 3, 6-9 p.m. in Jepson Center, E. 330 Desmet Ave.
include the Spokane Interfaith Council, Spokane Faith & Values, Spokane
County Human Rights Task Force, and the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies. Attendees will benefit from a series of
discussions, workshops, and seminars designed to equip community members with
tools to be better advocates for themselves and their neighbors.
“We are deeply concerned
with the recent events in our community that demonstrate intolerance and
aggression,” said Skyler Oberst, president of the Spokane Interfaith Council.
“The acts of vandalism that occurred last week at the Martin Luther King Jr.
Outreach Center and elsewhere in Spokane call for the attention of all people
“There is a time as a
community to come together in rallies and vigils,” Kristine Hoover, director of
the Gonzaga University Institute of Hate Studies added. “There is a deep need
in our community to mobilize and act in a clear, respectful manner to stand
against all forms of bigotry, intolerance, and defamation.”
“Citizens of Spokane are calling for the tools to be better advocates for each other,” said Dean Lynch,
president of the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force. “That’s what this
evening is all about.”
The event is free and
open to all. Donations can be made at the door. Proceeds collected will go
directly to the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies’ Eva Lassman Student
Research Award and the Spokane Interfaith Council’s Meet the Neighbors
October 9, 2018 - Father Robert Joseph Schlim, SJ, longtime teacher in Spokane schools, died at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California, October 3, 2017. He was 90 years of age, 68 years a Jesuit, and 56 years a priest.
September 30, 2018 - Jesuit Scholastics studying Philosophy spend their first summer on service immersion programs. The rural villages of Alakanuk, Bethel and Newtok in western Alaska were the frontier destinations for Shane Liesegang, SJ, John Meyers, SJ, Jason McCreery, SJ, Raymond Parcon, SJ, and James Millikan, SJ. Their mission was to contribute their talents wherever needed.
September 17, 2018 - Ms. Kim Cavnar, Principal of St. Francis Xavier School, received Loyola University of Chicago’s 2018 Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
September 12, 2018 - Father Michael J. Mandala, SJ, emeritus president of Verbum Dei High School, Los Angeles, died September 9, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years of age and had been a member of the Jesuit Order for 54 years, 41 years a priest.
September 5, 2018 - Father John J. (“Hex”) Kindall, SJ, longtime high school teacher/principal and pastor in schools and parishes throughout the Pacific Northwest, died August 25, 2018 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, California. He was 91 years of age, a Jesuit for 74 years, and 61 years a priest.
September 2, 2018 - The Jesuits West Prayer for September centers on St. Peter Claver, SJ, whose feast day is September 9. From 1610 until his death in 1654, Peter Claver, ministered to the slaves brought from Africa to Cartagena, Colombia. Peter signed his name, “slave of the slaves forever.”
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