IREHR Impact

Dec 20, 2014, 20:47

IREHR Celebrates Human Rights Day


On December 10, IREHR joined the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, the Whatcom Peace and Justice Center, and Amnesty International in an event celebrating both the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and Human Rights Day.  IREHR’s Devin Burghart, a founding member of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, delivered a keynote address entitled “The More Things Change… Celebrating Twenty Years of the Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and Looking Ahead to Future Challenges” to a crowd of approximately fifty participants, including many of the other founding members of the task force. The evening was capped off with a moving candlelight remembrance of those lost to human rights abuses.

IREHR Impact: Zeskind at Kansas City Jewish Community Forum


On June 24, 2014, IREHR president Leonard Zeskind spoke to 200 people attending his session on white supremacists in Kansas and Missouri.  The event was held at the Jewish Community Campus and was sponsored by the Kansas City Jewish Community Relations Bureau-American Jewish Committee.  The forum was organized in the wake of three murders, allegedly committed in April by long-time national socialist Glenn Miller.

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