Gonzaga News Service, November 05, 2018

Over its 131-year history, Gonzaga University has become notable for many things — athletic stars who are also academic achievers, a law school that serves the poor, students who understand that service is as much a part of education as classroom studies. But there is likely only one claim to fame that Gonzaga alone can assert: It was central in founding a new field of academic exploration known as hate studies, and launching the peer-reviewed “Journal of Hate Studies,” which has published research since 2001.

Reference : Vanskike, K. (2018, November 05). Driving out Hate: A 20-Year Labor of Love. Gonzaga News Service, Gonzaga University. https://www.gonzaga.edu/news-events/stories/2018/11/5/driving-out-hate-20-year-anniversary-of-hate-institute



Gonzaga News Service, June 20, 2018

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — The Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations (KCTFHR) honored Rev. Happy Watkins of New Hope Baptist Church in Spokane and three Gonzaga University faculty members with its Civil Rights Award at the organization’s 21st annual Human Rights Banquet.

Gonzaga faculty who received the Civil Rights Award were: Brian Cooney, Ph.D., English professor and director of the Gonzaga University Center for Public Humanities; Kristine Hoover, Ph.D., associate professor of organizational leadership and director of the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies; and Katey Roden, Ph.D., lecturer of English and women’s and gender studie

Reference : Gonzaga News Service. (2018, June 20). Faculty Recognized for Human Rights Support. Gonzaga News Service. Gonzaga University. 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


Gonzaga News Service, October 02, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies will mark its 20th anniversary with a program featuring a video presentation by Nadine Strossen, author, law professor and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union, followed by a panel discussion. The event begins at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12 in the Hemmingson Center Ballroom.

Reference : Gonzaga News Service. (2018, October 02). Gonzaga Hate Studies Institute Marks Anniversary. Gonzaga News Service, Gonzaga University. Access Online


Gonzaga News Service,  September 21, 2018

The Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies will celebrate a landmark milestone on Oct. 12, looking back on 20 years of work and looking ahead to an evolving role as a leader in the community.

The anniversary event will feature a virtual keynote by Professor Nadine Stossen, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union and author of "HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship". Strossen's presentation will be streamed from Washington D.C., as the Institute celebrates local leaders who stand up to confront hate, and take a look at the road ahead.

Reference : Gonzaga News Service. (2018, September 21). Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies Celebrates 20 Years. Gonzaga News Service, Gonzaga University. Access Online


Gonzaga News Service, October 03, 2018

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 events and activities during the 2018-19 academic year designed to bring together the GU community and the region.

Reference : Gonzaga News Service. (2018, October 03). Gonzaga Presents 2018-19 'Communities for Justice' Events. Gonzaga News Service, Gonzaga University. Access Online


Gonzaga News Service, April 25, 2018

On a sunny spring day in the Herak Club Room on the southern end of Gonzaga's campus, a group of longtime friends gathers for a longstanding ritual.

Dozens of Gonzaga community members socialize in small groups around the room, catching up on grandkids, gardening and other topics. They soon settle into their seats beside guests from the community and the campus to hear about cutting-edge transportation topics of connected vehicles and urban greenways.

Reference : Bunch, J. (2028, April 25). Greater Gonzaga Guild builds community. Gonzaga News Service, 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


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-ReviewAccess Online


The Gonzaga Bulletin, March 8, 2018


We cannot keep silent in the face of hate. What we need to do each, and every day is to engage in democratic and peaceful strategies that support the ideals of liberty and justice for all. Our country and our world are filled with great cultures that have varied rich histories that collectively create a greater good. 


ReferenceHoover, K. (2018, March, 8). Letter to the Editor: In the face of hate, it is essential to be #SpoKind. The Gonzaga BulletinAccess 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 LimerickAccess Online


Gonzaga News Service, November 06, 2018

This three-minute video shows the 20-year history of the Gonzaga Institute Hate for Studies. (2018). Link

Reference : Gonzaga News Service. (2018, November 06). Our Decision to Study Hate. Gonzaga University. Access Online


Gonzaga News Service, November 19, 2018

I’m honored to join you today on this Day of Tolerance. Let’s start by reframing. What we need to talk about is survival, resistance to oppression, dismantling systems and ideologies of dehumanization and exploitation, and shifting power from the elite so we all can thrive. 

Reference: Moore, L. (2018). Day of Tolerance Liz Moore PJALS. Gonzaga University. https://www.gonzaga.edu/news-events/stories/2018/11/19/day-of-tolerance-liz-moore-pjals


Gonzaga Magazine, April 13, 2018

Seven hundred. That was the population of Perry, Missouri, the town I lived in from age 3 to 20. It had one blinking stoplight and one non-white family, a couple that didn’t stay long. Legend says that a century-old city ordinance forbade blacks from being in town after dark, and we knew people of neighboring communities who still heeded the warning even in the 1980s. 

Reference: Vanskike, K. (2018 April, 13). Talking about racism April 11 2018. Gonzaga Magazine, Gonzaga University.  Access Online


Gonzaga News Service, April 13, 2018

Historical Perspectives and Future Direction

“Gonzaga’s birth comes from answering the question why race matters,” says Raymond Reyes, chief diversity officer, referencing the intercultural encounter between the Jesuits and the Interior Salish Plateau Tribal Peoples that led to the founding of the university. “Today, it still requires courage to critically address the naked complex truth of race.”

Reference: Gonzaga News Service. (2018 April 13). The race issue - brave spaces April 13 2018. Access Online


Gonzaga News Service, April 13, 2018

“We’re back to an era where bias is open and it is extensive,” noted Joe Levin, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a keynote speaker at Gonzaga’s 2017 International Conference on Hate Studies. He was a Jewish boy in Montgomery, Alabama, when the bus boycott took place and school segregation was a hot topic. Sixty years later, he says, “I see, hear and smell the 1950s again.”

That sentiment filtered through conversations for the weekend of the conference, where attendees and experts discussed religious liberty, journalism, immigration, politics, activism and standing against the racist rhetoric that has reared its ugly head so prominently in the rise of hate crimes.

Reference: Gonzaga News Service. (2018 April,13). The race issue - communities for justice April 13 2018. Access Online  



Gonzaga Magazine, August 29, 2018

Uprooted from their homes and communities, refugees are, by definition, people forced out by war, persecution or conflict. Many traverse foreign lands where they live in the heartbreaking squalor of refugee camps to receive humanitarian aid. Over many years — sometimes a decade or more — they wait hopefully, completing a rigorous process for acceptance to a country of opportunity.

Helping refugees rebuild their lives takes a network of volunteers with broad skills and passions. Here, we learn how three Gonzaga faculty members ease the way for refugees among us.

Reference : Vanskike, K. (2018, Auguest 29). Welcoming the Stranger. Gonzaga Magazine, Gonzaga University. Access Online


Gonzaga News Service, April 12, 2018

The following is Idaho State Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb's keynote address at Gonzaga's 2017 International Conference on Hate Studies. She introduced her message with great enthusiasm for the powerful energy surrounding the efforts to interrupt a growing atmosphere of hate and division.

I awakened early this morning - enthused, excited, energized. It is my great honor to be a part of the 4th International Conference on Hate Studies. I am grateful for each one assembled today focused engaging with communities for justice. There is a powerful energy in this place. 


Reference: Gonzaga News Service. (2018 April, 12). With liberty and justice for all April 12. Gonzaga University. Access Online