Native American Heritage Month: Rock Your Mocs

Friday, November 14th 2014. The University of Idaho, Native Center invites you to help us celebrate worldwide, “Rock Your Mocs” Day. Come join us for the refreshments and pictures, and see moccasins created by the U of I Native students.

“Rock Your Mocs” is a day for Native people from all tribal backgrounds to recognize each other and celebrate their unique tribal cultures by wearing moccasins to school, work, or wherever they go. Started in New Mexico by Jessica “Jaylyn” Atsye (Laguna Pueblo), Rock Your Mocs at U of I is a chance for Native Vandals to celebrate their heritage and show off their Native Pride.

Will be held at the Native American Student Center from 12PM-2PM.

For more information contact the NASC at 

208.885.4237 •

RockYourMocs Flyer


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WSU Stands Against Poverty during Poverty Awareness Week 2014

PULLMAN, Wash. – Each year, the Washington State University Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) invites students, staff, faculty and community members to help raise awareness on issues of poverty during the week before Thanksgiving break, November 16-22, 2014. Throughout this week, the CCE partners with several WSU departments and student groups to hold events and activities throughout the week.

All week long, the CCE will hold daily service projects open to WSU students, and food and supplies drives will take place both on and off campus in support of local community organizations. Other events include a coffee hour and potluck on November 14, a bowling tournament at Zeppoz on November 15, a letter writing campaign for St. Jude on November 16, a documentary screening on November 16, a public discussion on November 18, a bake sale for United Way on November 19, a cardboard city on November 19, as well as a variety of other events.

Visit for a full list of events and sponsors as well as more information on poverty and local resources. Search for #cougsagainstpoverty on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates. Join the CCE to show the world that Cougs stand against poverty during Poverty Awareness Week this year.

For more information contact:

Erin McIlraith,

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Center for Civic Engagement

Washington State University





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OutSpokane presents Murder at the Deadwood Saloon

OutSpokane is presenting their Murder Mystery and Silent Auction event, which includes a costumed murder mystery event, dinner, and a silent auction to raise funds towards the Spokane Pride Parade & Festival. This event will be held Thursday April 24th 2014 at 6:00pm (doors open at 5:45pm) at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N Lincoln St, Spokane, WA.

Tickets (available here) are $35 each or $350 for a premium reserved table of 8. Premium table includes preferred seating, 2 bottles of wine, your own copy of the evidence, two tickets to the Pride Cruise on Saturday June 7th, and table recognition. Sponsored in part by The Lincoln Center and The Blue Door Theatre as a benefit for OutSpokane.

Plated style dinner prepared by The Lincoln Center Chefs. Cash bar with ID. Menu includes -

  • House Salad
  • Artichoke Chicken in a Bacon Cream Sauce with Roasted Vegetables OR Herb Roasted Vegetables over Tri-Colored Quinoa (vegetarian, vegan, & gluten free)
  • Warm rolls and butter
  • Espresso Chocolate Mousse

Beverage station will include regular and decaf coffees and iced tea.

For more information, contact OutSpokane at

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Boxes and Walls at the University of Idaho

Boxes and Walls at the University of Idaho personalizes oppression and the importance of activism by “bringing it home” for the individual. Participants are led by a tour guide through a series of “rooms”. The tours will be held April 10th-12th in the Gooding Wing of the Wallace Complex residence hall on the University of Idaho campus.

Tour times: Thursday, April 10th 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday, April 11th 4:oo-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 12th 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Each room is designed to focus on a historically oppressed group, culture, or social justice concern named by students. Along the way, participants are placed into situations, doing activities, while being confronted with a wealth of information. The Boxes & Walls experience gives us all a glimpse of what being part of each group might be like, both historically and in the present day. The themes this year will include issues of oppression affecting: Poverty, Privilege, Language, and Ability.

For more information, contact Julia Keleher:
Phone: (208) 885-6583

Rooms by: Amnesty International, Black Student Union, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Lambda Theta Phi & Interested Men of Lambda Theta Phi, Native American Student Association, Organizacion de Estudiantes Latino Americanos, UNITY, and the UI Women’s Center.

Sponsored by: ASUI, College Assitance Migrant Program, Diversity and Human Rights, LGBTQA Office, Native American Student Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs, University Housing, and Women’s Center

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2014 Peace & Economic Justice Action Conference

The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane is hosting the upcoming Peace & Economic Justice Action Conference, located at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Ft. Wright Drive.

On Friday, March 7th there will be an Opening Reception at 6:00 pm, with refreshments, live music and more.

The Conference will be held on Saturday, March 8th. This is a full-day conference with many workshops, speakers, and two included meals (breakfast and lunch). For a full schedule of events, and for more events and news, visit the PJALS website.

Enjoy Early Bird Registration Rates – through Feb 22, add $5 after Feb. 22:
$40 General Public
$30 members of PJALS and co-sponsoring groups
$15 Living Lightly (self-identified low-income, students, seniors, etc)

Limited “workshare volunteer scholarships” are available—please contact Shar at for info. Two-hour workshare shifts include set-up, registration table, resource table, clean-up, etc.

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Chinese New Year Gala

The University of Idaho Confucius Institute, with the assistance of the UI Chinese Students and Scholars Association, is hosting their Chinese New Year Gala this weekend.  The Gala will be Friday, January 31st from 6PM – 8:30PM in the University of Idaho SUB Ballroom.

Highlighted events include:

Traditional Chinese Banquet

Chinese Zither (Gu Zheng)

Martial Arts Demonstration

Chinese Folk Song Duet

Raffle – iPad Mini, iPod Touch, iPod Shuffle

Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration

Beijing Opera Singer

Advance Tickets:
$8.00 – Adult, $5.00 – Children 12 & Under

Tickets Purchased at the Door:
$10.00 – Adult, $5.00 – Children 12 & Under

Tickets will be s
old at: UI Chinese Students and Scholars Association in the SUB & at the Commons (10:30AM- 2PM), Confucius Institute Office, Admin. Bldg. 328, and Phung Mart (317 W 6th St, Moscow, ID)

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UI Women’s Center presents 12th annual Vagina Monologues

Next month the UI Women’s Center will present the 12th annual V-Day benefit production of Eve Ensler’s celebrated anti-gender-based violence play, The Vagina Monologues.

Thursday, Feb. 6 | Friday, Feb. 7 | Saturday, Feb. 8 20147:00 pm at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center (downtown Moscow)

Ticket Information: Advance tickets will be available for $12 at the Women’s Center starting January 24. Community locations for advance ticket purchase will include BookPeople of Moscow and Eclectica. Tickets will be available at the door for $18. Ticket sales directly benefit the local sexual assault and domestic violence agency, Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse, the international V-Day campaign, and ongoing campus initiatives to counteract rape culture through the Women’s Center.

What is V-Day? V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery. Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances of several different events to raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities, and for the global V-Day campaign. For more information about V-Day, please visit

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Native American Heritage Month at UI

The University of Idaho Native American Student Center is bringing events to the UI campus for Native American Heritage Month. All day on Friday, November 15th, there will be a “Rock Your Mocs and Pendleton Jacket” dress to honor Native American ancestors and Indigenous peoples worldwide. All are welcome to participate, and photos will be taken of the participants at the Native American Student Center from noon to 2:00 pm.

On Wednesday, November 20th, there will be a book presentation and signing at 6:30 pm in the Administration Building auditorium, titled Lewis and Clark Among the Nez Perce: Strangers in the Land of the Nimiipuu. The authors are Allen V. Pinkham and Steven Ross Evans, with a foreword by Frederick E. Hoxie. The book will be available for purchase, and the presentation and signing are free and open to the public.

On Friday, November 22nd, there will be a weaving presentation and workshop at 5:30 pm in the Idaho Commons Clearwater room. Master Weaver Jenny Williams Omaha and her granddaughter Lydia Skahan Umatilla will lead the event. Materials will be provided for the first 40 people, and those individuals will get to keep their projects. This event is also free and open to the public.

For more information on these events, please contact the Native American Student Center: 208-885-4237 or visit

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Annual El Color de Nuestra Tierra at the University of Idaho

Saturday November 9th brings the annual performance, El Color de Nuestra Tierra (Colors of our Land) to the University of Idaho SUB Ballroom. From 5-6 pm there will be cultural workshops and food, with a Latin American cultural showcase following from 6-8 pm. It is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Movimiento Activista Social, The Office of Diversity and Human Rights, The Office of Multicultural Affairs, and Associated Students of the University of Idaho. For more information contact Movimiento Activista Social at, or email or call 885-7716—hispanic-heritage-celebration

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Gonzaga University celebrates International Day of Tolerance

Friday, November 15th is International Tolerance Day, and Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington is gearing up for the event, to be held at the Gonzaga University Crosby Center beginning at noon. All are invited to stand for justice by linking arms and forming a line of solidarity to support equity and social justice. The event includes speakers, music and more. Presented by the Unity Multicultural Education  Center and Gonzaga University. For more information contact or go to

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