Take Action Against Hate Banquet

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

6:30 - 8:30 P.M., Globe Room, Cataldo Hall
Gonzaga University

Eva Lassman Take Action Against Hate Awards >

Linda-Pall Linda Pall, J.D., Ph.D. (Individual Award)
A longtime human rights leader and Moscow city councilor, practicing attorney, founder of the annual "Finding the Center" conference, Latah County Human Rights Task Force member, and recently-retired instructor at the University of Idaho Law School and Washington State University. Dr. Pall’s work on civil rights/liberties, nondiscrimination, access, and equity issues has brought her the Rosa Parks Award, the Idaho State Bar Diversity Section Access to Justice Award, and the Abdul Mannan and Ismat Sheikh Human Rights Award. The City of Moscow proclaimed April 25, 2008 to be "Linda Pall Day."

World Outside My Shoes (Organizational Award)
Spokane-based nonprofit educational and professional development organization founded by Carl and Teresa Wilkens, committed to inspiring and equipping people to enter the world of the "Other" and to stand up against genocide, racism, and intolerance. As a humanitarian aid worker, Carl Wilkens was the only American who chose to remain in Rwanda during the genocide; he is responsible for saving the lives of hundreds of children and others. His amazing work was possible because Teresa Wilkens took their young family from Kigali to Nairobi, caring for them and providing moral fortification amidst the terrible suffering he worked to meliorate. Today, the Wilkenses speak at venues throughout the world, promoting peace and openness toward the "Other."

Joseph Bock

Dr. Joseph Bock, Director of Global Health Training and Teaching Professor, Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame (Featured Speaker)
Dr. Bock is the author of The Technology of Nonviolence: Social Media and Violence Prevention (MIT Press, 2012).  He has addressed gatherings at the World Bank, the Woodrow Wilson Center, a UN Assembly in Cairo, and Catholic University of Leuven.  He has consulted for the Asia Foundation, worked as an INGO leader in many parts of Asia, Africa, the Balkans, and the Middle East, and served as the Director of External Relations for the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

Performance of Eva's Song
accompanied by Vicki Strauss (cello)

Mr. Gurian is the founder of the Gurian Institute and a New York Times bestselling author, including many on youth development and leadership.  Ms. Strauss performed with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra for nearly two decades.

Individual reservations are $50, with tables (for 8) available at $400 and sponsorships (including table) available for $500.