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
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