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Mend Takes ‘Heroes’ Worldwide

Marshall Mend and Ty Beaver plan to raise money for the Human Rights Education Institute in Coeur d’Alene and other groups through a deal with a New York City-based organization to sell its diversity curriculum, “A Study of Heroes.” Mend and Beaver are shown Tuesday at the institute/Kathy Plonka, SR.

A longtime Coeur d’Alene human rights activist has struck a deal with the New York City-based Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States to market and sell its character education program, “A Study of Heroes.” Marshall Mend, a founding member of the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, is forming a nonprofit organization called Human Rights Sales and Marketing, which will donate a portion of the proceeds to human rights organizations, including the Coeur d’Alene-based Human Rights Education Institute. “This program inspires kids to be mentors and heroes,” Mend said. “The program is so good and so exciting and something people can believe in”/Alison Boggs, SR. More here.

Question: What would the Coeur d’Alene area be like today if the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations hadn’t emerged to challenge the Aryan Nations?

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