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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 is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 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 Tuesday Night, 6 - 9 pm: Tango Night in Coeur d'Alene
Join us every Tuesday night from 6-9 p.m. at HREI (414 W. Mullan Rd., CdA) for a FREE night of tango dancing in the institute’s beautiful and historic main gallery. Tango Night leader David Parker has eight years of tango instruction experience. Everyone from beginners to experts will have a good time at this event. Learn new steps or just come to practice your skills. Activities available for non-dancing children. Come by yourself or bring a partner -- either way, you're sure to have fun!
Wednesday, June 19, 5:15 pm: HREI Book Club Meeting, Calypsos Coffee, 116 E. Lakeside Ave., Cd'A
Enjoy great literature, whether its fiction, nonfiction or poetry? Interested in reading about issues that matter in the world, and exploring other cultures and perspectives? Want to hear authors read from and discuss their work? For June, the HREI Book Club is reading "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet," Jamie Ford's recent, much-heralded novel set during the period of Japanese internment in WWII. New members are always welcome. We're a low-key group interested in good books and great discussion. Contact Brian at 208-292-2359 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Or just stop by!
Thursday, June 20, 7 - 8:30 pm: Artifacts & Historical Sites 101
North Idaho is a place rich in history, a heritage that needs thoughtful care and attention. HREI is proud to present a special seminar on the preservation of American Indian artifacts and historic structures, such as Cataldo Mission. Facilitated by preservation experts from the Coeur d'Alene Tribe and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, this free seminar will offer insight into preservation techniques, challenges, and rewards.
Wednesday, June 26, 5:30 - 8 pm: "Peace Polly from Pluto" Book Launch
HREI and the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations are thrilled to have author Devi Fournier at the institute to launch sales of her fun and educational new children’s book, “Peace Polly from Pluto.” North Idaho human rights leader Tony Stewart calls this book "a powerful story to promote understanding, kindness and peace in a world in great need of civility." Bring your kids to meet the author and get a book signed! Books available at HREI, with proceeds benefitting a new anti-bullying program.
Thursday, June 27, 5 - 6:30 pm: Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at HREI
Join us Thursday, June 27, at HREI for the Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce's June Business After Hours. Food, fun, and prizes will all be on hand. Attendees will have a chance to mingle, to tour the institute's exhibits, and to learn more about the programs and services offered by the institute. Stop by after work, from 5 pm to 6:30 pm. See you soon!
Friday, June 28, 5:30 - 7 pm: Community Night at HREI
A fun occasion for the whole community. Kids and adults of all ages are invited to join us at the institute for fun and educational activities, food and refreshments. We have a fun arts-based activity planned, great for young people and adults of all ages. Come enjoy an hour in the early evening -- perfect for families, for people enjoying the park, and for groups looking for a stimulating outing. Contact us at email@example.com or at 208-292-2359 for more information.
Saturday, June 29, 10 am: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
"Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" is a fundraiser benefitting the North Idaho Violence Prevention Center and HREI. Get your tickets and meet at HREI on Saturday, June 29. Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Human Rights Education Institute ($30 suggested donation). Bring fabulous high heels and sneakers to finish the race! A rally and food to follow. The Women's Center Thrift is accepting drop-offs of heels, cell phones, and iPod donations.
Wednesday, July 10, 10 am - 1 pm: Tipi How-To Workshop at HREI
The institute is pleased to partner with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe on a special tipi-building workshop at HREI. Kids and adults are invited to learn about and participate in putting up a real, full-size tipi outside the institute. Participants will also learn about other kinds of Coeur d’Alene traditional lodgings. Young people will be able to build their own tipi! Call 208-292-2359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thursday, July 25, 8:00 am: HREI Golf Tournament at Circling Raven
The second annual HREI Golf Tournament at Circling Raven is first-class fun for a great cause. A beautiful day on the links, lunch, refreshments, prizes and more! While spots are filling up, we still have availabilities for new teams, sponsorships, and prizes -- great chances for recognition for your company or organization. Proceeds from the institute benefit institute programs, activities and events. To get involved, have a look at this registration form, then contact HREI Executive Director Thomas Carter at email@example.com or 208-292-2359.
Friday, July 26, 11 am - 3 pm: Celebration of Americans with Disabilities Act, with a Salute to Veterans
HREI is proud to partner with Disability Action Center NW for the 2013 Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This year's celebration features a special salute to veterans! Join us at HREI to learn more about the ADA, to celebrate independent living and equal opportunity for veterans, to learn about community resources, to listen to leaders speak about equality, and to enjoy free food and entertainment. For more information, contact DAC NW at 1-800-475-0070 or visit www.dacnw.org.
Wednesday, August 14, 8 am - 2:30 pm: Teacher Workshop, "Integrating Human Rights into Reading & Writing"
The Human Rights Education Institute is proud to offer area educators another useful workshop. The "Integrating Human Rights into Reading and Writing" workshop will offer teachers perspectives, strategies, and activities that they can use in the classroom. The workshop can apply toward Washington clock hours and Idaho inservice credit. See this flier and registration form for more details; return the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Call 208-292-2359 with questions or for more information.