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-ReviewAccess 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 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


Gonzaga News Service, September 27, 2017

‘Engaging with Communities for Justice’

SPOKANE, Wash. – Top researchers and thought-leaders focused on hate and justice will participate in the 4th International Conference on Hate Studies Oct. 19-21 at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center.

Titled “Engaging with Communities for Justice,” the conference is sponsored by the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies, the Kootenai County Task Force for Human Relations, the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force, and the Gonzaga University Center for Global Engagement. The program represents one of the world’s leading interdisciplinary academic forums on hate, related social problems, and ways to create socially just and inclusive communities. Participants from four continents will focus on the development of the attitudes, insights and practical skills needed to address hate-related issues in our communities and to identify pathways for action that produce long-lasting impact.

Reference: Gonzaga News Service. (2017 September, 27). Gonzaga hosts international conference on hate studies. Gonzaga University. Access Online


Gonzaga News Service, October 02, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – In keeping with Gonzaga University’s mission to educate students for lives of leadership and service to the common good, Gonzaga is proud to present “Communities for Justice,” a series of fall events and activities that will bring together the GU community and the region.

Reference: Gonzaga News Service. (2017 October, 02). Gonzaga presents ‘communities for justice’ events. Gonzaga University. 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.

ReferenceKincano, M. (2017, October 18). Hate studies conference to bring 50 global presenters to campus. The Gonzaga Bulletin.  Access Online


Gonzaga News Service. March 27, 2017

Olivia Moorer, future attorney, and staff advisor Darcy Phillips accompanied nine students to a new addition to Gonzaga’s list of Mission:Possible service immersion locations. Montgomery, Alabama, was selected as a whole new type of experience, one less focused on direct service and more intently organized around opportunities to learn in depth about the fight for civil rights in the South – a movement that began with a bus boycott in the 1950s and which, contrary to popular opinion, did not magically end with the Civil Rights Act signed a week following the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. In Montgomery, students not only visited a variety of related museums and historic sites, they sat beside and listened to participants in the civil rights movement’s most defining moments.

Reference: Moorer, O. (2017 March, 27). What's In A Name?. Gonzaga University. 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 BulletinAccess Online


Gonzaga News Service, October 03, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Gonzaga University Center for Public Humanities is proud to present a lecture by Angela Davis, Ph.D., whose activism and scholarship have been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Hemmingson Center Ballroom. Moderated questions will follow.

Reference: Gonzaga News Service. (2017 October, 03). Scholar, activist Angela Davis speaks. Gonzaga University. Access Online