By Lynn Bridges
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.