Media Resource: “Color of Conscience” Documentary

The Color of Conscience: Human Rights in Idaho is one-hour documentary by Idaho Public Television producer Marcia Franklin which examines the 25-year history of Idaho’s modern human rights movement. She documents the 1981 creation of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations and the group’s efforts to confront the messages and activities of the Aryan Nations near Hayden, ID. The film uses archival footage, as well as interviews with human rights leaders, victims of prejudice and hate crimes, and a former neo-Nazi skinhead. Current human rights issues such as gay rights, hate crimes and immigrant rights are also addressed. The documentary aired on May 25th, 2011 and is now available to view online.

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About nwchr

The Northwest Coalition for Human Rights (NWCHR) exists to facilitate connections and communication among organizations and individuals who are engaged in human rights and social justice work in the Northwest region of the United States, with special focus on the Inland Northwest. The coalition, inspired by Bill Wassmuth's former Northwest Coalition Against Malicious Harassment, will give strength to those working at the local level by allowing them to share resources, information, and ideas, as well as making them part of a larger support system. The University of Idaho Office of Human Rights, Access, and Inclusion (HRAI) in Moscow serves as the administrative home for the NWCHR, and the Coalition strives to build strong membership from throughout Idaho and eastern Washington, as well as from other parts of the Northwest region. All are welcome to join NWCHR and give their input.
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