Monthly Women’s Programs Kick Off at HREI in Coeur d’Alene Tonight

Tonight at 6:00pm the Human Rights Education Institute will hold its first Women’s Program, “Connect and Collect: An Evening of Sharing.”

Women of all ages are invited to come and play a fun game to learn about women in North Idaho communities and around the world. To encourage sharing within the community, women are invited to bring gently used clothes, jewelry, shoes, books, toys, household items and more to exchange with others. All extra items will be donated to the North Idaho Violence Prevention Center’s thrift store. Light refreshments will be served.

The purpose of HREI Monthly Women’s Programs series is to provide educational, informative and entertaining programs for women about the issues faced by women in our community. The Women’s Programs will meet monthly at the Human Rights Education Institute to discuss topics of interest to women in North Idaho. Topics include: aging with grace and power, human trafficking, women’s health issues, the portrayal of women in the media, and financial literacy. The programs are open to women of all ages in the community and are offered at the request of the community.

Upcoming events include:

• February: A mother-daughter teen dating forum in conjunction with Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month, featuring a screening of “In Her Shoes,” and a presentation on tips for safe dating (visit www.hrei.org for upcoming information).

• March 6-8: North Idaho College hosts “Footsteps: A Journey of Many,” a three-day event allowing visitors a degree of personal experience as they see, hear, touch, taste or smell the environment of the oppressed. The growing problem of human trafficking as a local issue will be addressed. The program is free and open to visitors, students, faculty, and staff. On Thursday, March 8 at 7:00pm Susan Cook, producer of the upcoming documentary “Hope Road,” will discuss human trafficking within the United States and what solutions we can find together as a community.

The Human Rights Education Institute is located at 414 W. Mullan Road, on the NE corner of the Coeur d’Alene City Park, in Coeur d’Alene, ID.

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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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