The 2023 Eva Lassman “Take Action Against Hate” Awards
Bonner County Human Rights Task Force has been honored with the Eval Lassman Take Action Against Hate Award (Group) by Gonzaga University Center for the Study of Hate.
The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force was selected due to its commitment to educating, supporting, informing and responding to all human rights issues in its county. This volunteer-only organization originated in 1992 as a response to an Aryan Nation group that intended to make North Idaho a haven for white supremacy. Since then, BCHRTF has spent the past 30 years speaking out whenever intolerance or bigotry poses threats to the rights, safety or dignity of any individual within their community. BCHRTF works tirelessly with public officials and citizens to elevate civil human rights in Bonner County, Idaho.
In his nomination letter, Tony Stewart, secretary of the Kootenai County Task for Human Relations, shared, “As one who personally knew and deeply admired Eva for her work and contributions to human rights for years in the Inland Northwest, I can think of no organization more deserving of this award.”
Recipients of the “Take Action Against Hate” Awards will be honored at a Gala Human Rights Awards Banquet in Spokane, sponsored by the Spokane County Human Rights Taskforce, November 2.
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