The Take Action Against Hate Banquet is being held on Tuesday, October 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in Cataldo Hall at Gonzaga University. Every year, the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies gives an individual and organizational award to an individual and organization who have been courageous and creative in challenging hate. This year we are recognizing Rev. Happy Watkins from the New Hope Baptist Church and the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations. Our keynote speaker is the Venerable Geshe Thupten Phelgye who is the founds of the Universal Compassion Movement. For more information and to purchase tickets for the banquet, people can visit http://www.gonzaga.edu/Academics/hate-studies/conferences-events/take-action-banquet.asp.
(contributed by Jim Mohr, Chair of Advisory Board, Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies)