Students stand side by side with linked arms to celebrate the International Day of Tolerance.

Gonzaga Center for the Study of Hate

This is our magis – to work against hate and in solidarity for a world with greater justice.

Hate requires a response.  

Our hearts are breaking yet again with the news of the recent shootings targeting three Asian-run businesses in Dallas, Texas and the tragic murders of ten people in a mass shooting by a white supremacist targeting Black people in Buffalo, New York.  We are supporting those who have been hurt, responding to the pain, and continuing to work for long term, preventative strategies to address racism, dehumanization, and the "epidemic of hate across our country."  

The Gonzaga Center for Hate Studies commits itself to better understanding hate and its impact on individuals and society in the hope and expectation that there will be solutions that prevent these horrifying situations in the future.

Notable Speakers and Individuals

Headshot of Kristen Clarke

Kristen Clarke

Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Department of Justice

Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice with Vanessa R. Waldref, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, 2021 ICOHS Conference Keynote speakers.

University of Calgary Law Professor Kathleen Mahoney will speak at the banquet April 3.

Dr. Kathleen Mahoney

Primary architect of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Banquet keynote presentation on Canada's Aboriginal peoples' claim for cultural genocide and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada at the 2019 International Conference on Hate Studies, Gonzaga John J. Hemmingson Ballroom, April 3, 2019.

Rabbi Francine Roston, a keynote speaker of the 2017 International Conference on Hate Studies.

Rabbi Francine Roston

Rabbi Francine Roston, who has had a first-hand experience with hate, was a keynote speaker for the 2017 International Conference on Hate Studies.

News and Stories

Statement on Most Recent Senseless Mass Shootings

As an Institute for Hate Studies, we stand in solidarity with those suffering and in pain, to act upon the promise and practice of peaceful multicultural democratic communities for everyone.

Anti-Muslim Sentiment: What Hate Studies Can Tell Us

John N. Sheveland discusses Anti-Muslim Sentiment, and how we can better understand and represent Islam through Hate Studies.

The Race Issue

All three Keynote Speakers from the 2017 International Conference on Hate Studies highlighted the importance of Hate Studies in the modern world.

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