Gonzaga News Service, February 22, 2021
'Justice and Equity: Challenging Hate and Inspiring Hope'
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies is seeking proposals from students, academics and professionals worldwide to present at the Sixth International Conference on Hate Studies set for Nov. 4-6, 2021. Planned for a virtual format, the conference welcomes all interested individuals to submit a proposal.
Reference : Gonzaga News Service (2021, February 22). Presenters invited for international conference on hate studies. Gonzaga News Service. Access Online
The Spokesman- Review, January 15, 2021
For Raymond Reyes, one of the founding members of the Institute for Hate Studies at Gonzaga University, the rhetoric, violence and imagery of the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week felt both troubling and familiar.
Reference: White, R. (2021, January 15). Experts: There have been warnings of far-right violence for decades, including in the Spokane area. The Spokesman-Review. Access Online
Coeur d’Alene Press, January 14, 2021
Open Letter to Fellow Americans: The Kootenai County Task Froce on Human Relation has spent the past 40 years promoting civil and human rights as enshrined in the ideals of democracy that encompasses promoting freedom, equality, equity, and justice for each individual.
Reference: Coeru d’Alene/Post Falls. (2021, January 14). Op-Ed: Unite in battle against terrorism. Coeur d’Alene Press. Access Online
SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies has awarded its 2020 Eva Lassman Take Action Against Hate Awards to Leslie McAuley and the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force. The awards are given annually to individuals and organizations committed to “taking action against hate.”
Reference : Gonzaga News Service. (2020, October 29). Gonzaga honors McAuley and Spokane County Human Rights Task Force. Gonzaga University.
Gonzaga News Service (Twitter), October 29, 2020
@GonzagaU Institute for Hate Studies honors Lesile McAuley, the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force, Manojprabhakaran Thirupal, and Christopher Combs with 2020 Eva Lassman Take Action Against Hate Awards : https://bit.ly/34cte0y
Gonzaga News Service, October 19, 2020
The Spokesman- Review, November 8, 2020
The Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies has awarded its 2020 Eva Lassman Take Action Against Hate Awards. Leslie McAuley was recognized with the individual award. McAuley earned a master’s degree in theology at Whitworth University and has served for 24 years in a federal agency.
Reference: Baker, R. (2020, November 8). Business beat. The Spokesman-Review. Access Online
King 5 News, November 8, 2020
A petition signed by more than 5,000 people also demands that Gonzaga conduct an "exhaustive search to find the individuals responsible for the hate crime.
Reference: Carrol, M. (2020, November 8). FBI, Spokane police investigating racist “Zoom-bomb” attack on Gonzaga’s Black student Union. King5.com. Access Online
Gonzaga Bulletin, February 28, 2020.
She may have never attended Gonzaga University, but the way Eva Lassman lived her life holistically embodied the message GU strives to instill within every one of its students. Lassman was captured by Nazi soldiers in 1942, during the Holocaust. She survived and moved to Spokane in 1949 to put those experiences behind and start life anew.
Reference: Ali, A. (2020, February 28). Gonzaga student research award highlights social justice advocate. The Gonzaga Bulletin. Access Online
Humanities and Social Sciences Online. December 1, 2020
In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, political divisiveness, racial inequity, and climate injustice, the importance of understanding how the processes of dehumanization and othering harm communities and the world in which we live is as critical as ever.
Reference: Mohr, J. (2020, December 21). Sixth international conference on Hate Studies. H-Genocide- H-Net. Org, Humanities and Social Sciences Online. Access Online
KXLY. June 2, 2020
SPOKANE, Wash. — With so much going on across America and here in the Inland Northwest, you may be wondering how you can help fight racism. Leaders and activists at Spokane’s Carl Maxey Center offered recommendations and resources for how you can make a difference.
Reference: Robinson, E. (2020, June 2). Inland Northwest resources to help you fight racism. KXLY. Access Online
Spokane FAVS, March 12, 2020
Gonzaga University’s Foley Library will be hosting the “Americans and the Holocaust: A Traveling Exhibition for Libraries” from March 19 to April 27. The exhibit examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 40s.
Reference: Kincanon, M. (2020, March 12). Holocaust exhibit comes to Spokane. SpokaneFāVS. Access Online
The Gonzaga Bulletin, November 20, 2019
The end of November usually means going home and eating a considerable amount of food in the presence of friends and family.
Reference: Skokan, T. (2019, November 20). Community invites students staying at Gonzaga for Thanksgiving. The Gonzaga Bulletin. Access Online
Associated Press News, May 26, 2019
SPOKANE — Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations’ Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest. White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years.
Reference: Geranios. N. (2019, May 26). Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest. Associated Press News. Access Online
Spokane Public Radio, April 4, 2019
Today on the Inland Journal podcast, we spend a few moments at the Fifth International Conference on Hate Studies, held this week at Gonzaga University.
Reference: Nadvornick, D. (2019, April 4). Inland Journal, April 4, 2019: Gonzaga Hate Studies Conference. Www.Spokanepublicradio.org. Access Online
The Spokesman- Review, April 1, 2019
Gonzaga University is hosting its fifth conference on the study of hate. Billed as “one of the world’s leading interdisciplinary academic forums on hate, related social problems and ways to create socially just and inclusive communities,” the conference will run Tuesday evening through Thursday afternoon in Gonzaga’s Hemmingson Center.
Reference: Sokol, C. (2019, April 1). Gonzaga hosting hate studies conference Tuesday through Thursday The Spokesman-Review. Access Online
Saint Ann Catholic- Spokane, March 22, 2019
St. Ann’s Father Patrick Baraza is one of the speakers at this interesting interfaith talk being held on Wednesday, April 10, 7pm, Room 143 – Randall Classroom @ Gonzaga University Law School.
Reference: Satancommunityblog (2019, March 22). Mary/Maryam: A Woman of Two Traditions – Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 PM. Saint Ann Catholic- Spokane. Access Online
‘Building Peace through Dialogue, Kindness, and Forgiveness’
SPOKANE, Wash. — With the FBI reporting a 17-percent spike in the number of U.S. hate crime incidents in 2017 compared with 2016, rising for the third consecutive year, the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies will convene experts worldwide at the 5th International Conference on Hate Studies April 2-4 at the Hemmingson Center.
Reference: Gonzaga News Service. (2019, March 13). As Hate Crimes Rise Gonzaga Convenes International Conference April 2, 2019. Gonzaga University. Access Online
The Spokesman- Review, October 30, 2018
Hundreds of community members gathered Tuesday evening at Temple Beth Shalom on the South Hill for a candlelight vigil honoring victims of the Tree of Life Synagogue attack in Pittsburgh.
Reference: Edelen, A. (2018, October 30). Hundreds gather at Spokane temple to remember victims of Pittsburgh synagogue attack. The Spokesman-Review. Access Online
The Gonzaga Bulletin, October 10, 2018
A quite yet dependable force on campus, the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies (GIHS), is especially visible during World Peace Flag Ceremony, an event it helps organizes annually. However, behind the scenes, GIHS has been studying hate for years.
Reference: Denman, A. (2018, October 10). Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies celebrates 20 years of research and education. The Gonzaga Bulletin. Access Online
University of Limerick, June 26, 2018
Jennifer Schweppe of the School of Law and co-Director of the International Network for Hate Studies (INHS) was presented with the Eva Lassman Take Action Against Hate Award by the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies at Gonzaga University, Washington on Friday 20th October. Jennifer accepted the award with her colleague Dr Mark Walters of the University of Sussex on behalf of the International Network for Hate Studies.
Reference: University of Limerick, School of Law. (2018, June 26). Jennifer Schweppe presented Eva Lassman take action against hate award by Gonzaga University. University of Limerick. Access Online
The Gonzaga Bulletin, October 18, 2017
Communities for Justice will be hosting its 4th International Conference on Hate Studies from Oct. 19-21 in the Hemmingson, Jundt and Crosby Centers.
Reference: Kincano, M. (2017, October 18). Hate studies conference to bring 50 global presenters to campus. The Gonzaga Bulletin. Access Online
The Spokesman- Review, October 18, 2017
Hate speech and hate crimes were on the rise. Groups proclaiming the supremacy of the white race marched through communities resistant to their beliefs. Minorities on campus received threatening letters and phone calls. Racist graffiti was scrawled on homes and religious institutions.
Reference: Camden, Jim. (2021, October 18). 20 years ago, Gonzaga took up the study of hate. The Spokesman-Review. Access Online
The Spokane- Review, October 20, 2017
Cherie Buckner-Webb isn’t just Idaho’s only African-American state legislator – she’s the first and only. When she goes to events in other states, “I say I live in Boise, Idaho, and I don’t know who’s more alarmed – black folks or white folks,” the senator, a Democratic, said with a laugh. “It doesn’t bother me, but it’s my goal to change it.”
Reference: Russell, B. (2017, October 20). Idaho’s only black legislator, Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb: ‘I’m a zealot for equity’. The Spokesman-Review. Access Online
The Spokane- Review, October 18, 2017
After two summer vacations in Whitefish, Montana, Francine Roston and her family became so enamored with the remote mountain town that they decided to make it their permanent home. They moved from New Jersey in 2014, and Roston, a longtime conservative rabbi, set about working to unite the small Jewish communities of Montana’s Flathead Valley.
Reference: Sokol, C. (2017, October 18). A Montana rabbi met hate in Whitefish and found community support. The Spokesman-Review. Access Online
The Gonzaga Bulletin, September 27, 2017
May peace prevail" were the words attendees repeated the night of the United Nation's International Day of Peace, in the Hemmingson Center. On Sept. 21 students one by one added a flag to the spiral during the World Peace Flag Ceremony, hosted by Communities for Justice, Pax Christi and One Peace, Many Paths.
Reference: Kincanon, M. (2017, September 27). World Peace Flag Ceremony calls for peace to prevail. The Gonzaga Bulletin. Access Online
The Spokane- Review, February 10, 2011
Eva Lassman, a survivor of the Nazi Holocaust who spent the latter years of her life speaking out against hatred and bigotry in the Inland Northwest, died on Wednesday evening at Deaconess Medical Center. She was 91. She came to Spokane in 1949 with her late husband, Walter “Wolf” Lassman, also a Holocaust survivor.
Reference: Prager, M. (2011, February 10). Eva Lassman, Holocaust survivor, dies in Spokane. The Spokesman-Review. Access Online
National Association of Scholars, January 07, 2010
Hate Studies? That’s the “study of hatred,” mind you, not the “hatred of studies” which is a different kind of affliction. I hadn’t heard of this novel field of inquiry until a perplexed reporter asked me about the NAS take on it. I confessed my unfamiliarity, and he referred me to a new program at Gonzaga University in Spokane, where the Institute for Action Against Hate had begun offering courses in the Spring of 2009. I accessed the Institute’s web site, which provides this description:
Reference: Ricketts, G. (2010, January 7). Gonzaga Studies Hate by Glenn Ricketts. Www.Nas.org. Access Online
The Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies advances the interdisciplinary field of Hate Studies and disseminates new theories, models, and discoveries about hate.
Reference: School and College Listing. (n.d). Institute for Hate Studies. Www.Schoolandcollegelistings.com. Access Online
The Fig Tree, n.d
For many years after surviving the Holocaust, the genocide of 6 million Jews and 5 million people of other nationalities, religions and viewpoints under Nazi Germany during World War II, Eva Lassman lived an ordinary life. She married, worked with her husband, Walter—Hebrew name Israel Zev—in his dry-cleaning business and worked at several women’s apparel stores in Spokane to help their three sons go to college.
Reference: Fig Tree. (n.d). Institute honors Holocaust survivor and educator, Eva Lassman. Www.Thefigtree.org. Access Online