Summer Announcements from NWCHR

Exciting things are happening for the Northwest Coalition for Human Rights over the summer!

• The volunteer Interim Steering Committee, formed at the June NWCHR meeting, will meet in person on Friday, July 27, 2012 to design a structural proposal for the Coalition. We’ll be in touch after that meeting with news and updates.

• At their monthly meeting on July 2nd, the Bonner County Human Rights Task Force voted unanimously to become members of NWCHR. For a list of members, see https://nwchr.wordpress.com/about/members/

• The previous NWCHR Coordinator, Kristin Carlson, is moving on to new opportunities, and the Office of Human Rights at the University of Idaho is in the process of hiring a new person to fill this position. We expect the new coordinator to begin working in August. Until then, direct email inquiries to Carmen Suarez (csuarez@uidaho.edu) and Mo Hendrickson (mhendrickson@uidaho.edu) of the UI Office of Human Rights.

• The new NWCHR listserv is up and running! If you have news or announcements, email them to nwchr@uidaho.edu so they are shared with the mailing list. To subscribe to the mailing list, follow the directions on the NWCHR Listserv link.

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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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