Visit Today! Free Admission for All Ages
Our beautiful exhibit space, located in a historic railroad substation, features an exiting new exhibit, a partnership with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. Aligned with a series of activities, events, and seminars, this program aims to bring the heritage, contemporary life, and bright future of the Coeur d'Alene and American Indian people to life. While you're at the institute, also check out the "African Journeys" exhibit, a collection of amazing artifacts that explore the customs and lifestyles of West Africa. Lastly, tour the "Peace Lives Here" exhibit, a multimedia art display highlighting Mahatma Gandhi's "Social Sins." Interactive activities for younger visitors to the institute are on-hand. Our space is available for use by other organizations or groups for meetings, conferences, receptions, and more; contact us to learn more.
Also, during a trip to the institute you can visit our media room, a cozy setting to watch one of the films from our library, including the award-winning documentary, "The Color of Conscience," which chronicles the rise and fall of the Aryan Nations in northern Idaho. The institute's winter hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We can be available at other times for special tours, too -- contact us via email or 208-292-2359 to learn more.
UPCOMING EVENTS AT HREI
Every Friday from 8 am to 9 am: Coffee with Norm Gissel at Java on Sherman
Anyone that would like to join in the conversation is welcome in joining in. Just purchase your own coffee & morning treats.
Monday, April 28th: Annual Banquet
The Human Rights Education Institute and Kootenai County Task Force's Annual Banquet will be held on April 28th. If you have any questions or would like to purchase tickets, please contact Kelly at HREI at 208-292-2359. Watch for the upcoming event flyer to be available soon.
Saturday, May 3rd, 2:00 pm: HREI Mad Hatter Tea Party
The Human Rights Education Institute will be having its Second Annual Mad Hatter Tea Party. We are accepting sponsors and if you would like to participate, please call our office at 208-292-2359
Thursday, July 24th, 8:30 am: HREI Golf Tournament at Circling Raven
The Human Rights Education Institute will be having its Annual Golf Tournament at Circling Raven. We are accepting "SAVE the DATE" sponsors and team signups now. There will be flyers and signups coming out within the next 1-2 months. If you want to save your spot for this tournament, please call the office at 208-292-2359
Monday, March 31, 7:00 pm: LiNK (Liberation in North Korea)
On March 31, 2014, a grassroots non-profit organization called Liberty in North Korea will be bringing a new, interactive presentation to The Human Rights Education Institute. LiNK works to redefine North Korea by focusing on the people while rescuing and providing resettlement support to North Korea refugees and pursuing an end to the North Korean crisis. This presentation is unlike any other the organization has done before, and it will go over the history of the North Korean crisis, what challenges the North Korean people face, and what the people are doing to overcome those challenges. Through the event, attendees will learn how they can help empower the North Korean people to accelerate these changes.