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Mend Takes 'Heroes' Worldwide

Marshall Mend and Ty Beaver talked about their idea of raising money for human rights activities at the Human Rights Institute in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Mend struck a deal with New York City-based Raoul Wallenberg Institute to sell a diversity curriculum the institute produces called A Study of Heroes. He is setting up a nonprofit organization to sell the curriculum to school districts and other organizations nationwide with a share of the money going to the Human Rights Institute in Coeur d'Alene. KATHY PLONKA The Spokesman-Review (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
Marshall Mend and Ty Beaver talked about their idea of raising money for human rights activities at the Human Rights Institute in Coeur d'Alene on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Mend struck a deal with New York City-based Raoul Wallenberg Institute to sell a diversity curriculum the institute produces called A Study of Heroes. He is setting up a nonprofit organization to sell the curriculum to school districts and other organizations nationwide with a share of the money going to the Human Rights Institute in Coeur d'Alene. KATHY PLONKA The Spokesman-Review (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

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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