Tue, Dec 10|
First Lutheran Church
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER: How to Understand & Counter Anti-Democratic Movements Co-opting Human Rights Language
Rachel Rivas, co-director of the Montana Human Rights Network, visits Sandpoint to discuss this timely topic.
Time & Location
Dec 10, 2019, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
First Lutheran Church, 526 S Olive Ave, Sandpoint, ID 83864, USA
About the Event
Rachel Carroll Rivas is the Co-Director of the Montana Human Rights Network. Rachel has worked to expose the anti-democratic white nationalist forces and organize communities to respond to hate activity for over a decade. She’d been featured in extensively in news coverage, including NPR and New York Times, for her work fighting white nationalism and the militia movement. She’s supported rural community organizing and research across the West, training hundreds of activists, academics and community leaders in cross-issue movement building and analysis. Previously, she worked for The Policy Institute, a progressive think-tank and leadership organization, the Western Rural Development Center and Jeannette Rankin Peace Center. She’s served on the boards of Montana Conservation Voters and Big Sky Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. She’s helped manage six successful political races, included that of Montanans first black mayor, a refugee from Liberia. She has two small children and her husband, Diego, works on clean energy policy.
This event is co-sponsored by:
Bonner County Human Rights Task Force
Montana Human Rights Network
First Lutheran Church of Sandpoint
First Presbyterian Church of Sandpoint
Lost Horse Press