Task Force plans MLK Day festivities

By Lynn Bridges
Reader Contributor

Monday, Jan. 15, has been designated Idaho Human Rights Day by the state of Idaho as a way to embrace diversity and to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his actions and service to civil rights for all. There are a variety of local celebrations in which to take part.

Sandpoint: The Bonner County Human Rights Task Force will be sponsoring a free Human Rights Art Show by area students. The opening is Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Sandpoint High School library, and it runs until Feb. 2. The show is open to the public. All school visitors are asked to please check in at the school office prior to going to the library.

Bonners Ferry: The Boundary County Human Rights Task Force will be celebrating the Dream through music, art and film at the Pearl Theater Saturday, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. This is a free show.

Coeur d’Alene: The Human Rights Education Institute will have a full day of activities including special movies presented by local AmeriCorps on Monday, Jan. 15. There will also be a gallery exhibit called “Human Rights Heroes: Past and Present.” This is also a free show.

While we have you ...

... if you appreciate that access to the news, opinion, humor, entertainment and cultural reporting in the Sandpoint Reader is freely available in our print newspaper as well as here on our website, we have a favor to ask. The Reader is locally owned and free of the large corporate, big-money influence that affects so much of the media today. We're supported entirely by our valued advertisers and readers. We're committed to continued free access to our paper and our website here with NO PAYWALL - period. But of course, it does cost money to produce the Reader. If you're a reader who appreciates the value of an independent, local news source, we hope you'll consider a voluntary contribution. You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.

Support The Reader

You may also like...

Close [x]

Want to support independent local journalism?

The Sandpoint Reader is our town's local, independent weekly newspaper. "Independent" means that the Reader is locally owned, in a partnership between Publisher Ben Olson and Keokee Co. Publishing, the media company owned by Chris Bessler that also publishes Sandpoint Magazine and Sandpoint Online. Sandpoint Reader LLC is a completely independent business unit; no big newspaper group or corporate conglomerate or billionaire owner dictates our editorial policy. And we want the news, opinion and lifestyle stories we report to be freely available to all interested readers - so unlike many other newspapers and media websites, we have NO PAYWALL on our website. The Reader relies wholly on the support of our valued advertisers, as well as readers who voluntarily contribute. Want to ensure that local, independent journalism survives in our town? You can help support the Reader for as little as $1.