While we say Idaho is "Too Great for Hate," hate crime is a serious and growing law enforcement challenge. The July Idaho State Police report on Hate Crime in Idaho illustrates the harsh reality of a 27.3 percent increase in Gem State hate crimes in 2016, compared with 2015.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said hate crimes in the United States have spiked since 2016, which was the worst year on record for anti-Muslim incidents since the group began its documenting system in 2013. The number of bias incidents in the first half of 2017 since Donald Trump took office as president also rose by 24 percent compared with the first six months of 2016, CAIR said.
This underscores a separate report in February this year from The Montgomery, Alabama, based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that the number of organizations opposing Muslims "leaped" from 34 in 2015 to 101 last year, as the total number of various hate groups remained at "near-historic highs, rising from 892 in 2015 to 917 last year." Learn about United Vision for Idaho customized training to interrupt the Spiral of Injustice here
United Vision for Idaho, in partnership with the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, conducts both direct and online training to provide critical statewide capabilities to explore the "spiral of injustice" and to demonstrate how, unless interrupted, it can devolve through a sequence of language, avoidance, discrimination, violence and culminate in elimination.
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Heather Booth is one of the nation's most revered civil rights leaders for progressive issues and political campaigns in the U.S. for more than half a century.
Heather Booth: Changing the World, is a film that traces Heather Booth's remarkable career from the height of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, exploring some of the most pivotal moments in progressive movements that have altered our history over the past half-century.
United Vision for Idaho is proud to present Heather Booth for a special appearance on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 p.m., beginning with a reception honoring Heather Booth, Welcomed by revered, Senator Cherie-Buckner Webb, the only African American woman to hold public office in Idaho.
A reception will be held at Beside Bardenay, 612 W Grove St, , in the Basque Block from 5 p.m. with the film following at 7 p.m. at the Flicks Theater. To get tickets you must contact UVI director at Adrienne Evans. as spaces are limited.
Tickets for the screening only are available here. The film screening will be at The Flicks Theatre, 646 W Fulton St, Boise, Idaho
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