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Holocaust freedom fighter Carla Peperzak preaches empathy at Gonzaga hate studies conference

Carla Peperzak spent her late teens and early 20s fighting Nazi Germany’s genocide in Holland. She’s now fighting hate by preaching respect and empathy in classrooms and lecture halls.

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017

Idaho’s only black legislator, Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb: ‘I’m a zealot for equity’

Cherie Buckner-Webb isn’t just Idaho’s only African-American state legislator – she’s the first and only. When she goes to events in other states, “I say I live in Boise, Idaho, …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017

At Gonzaga Law School, speakers call out for criminal justice reform

Several speakers were featured Thursday at the Peaceful Communities Roundtable forum. Their subject: criminal justice reform.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017

Students share campus experiences with race and diversity in the Gonzaga ‘fishbowl’

Gonzaga students can share their experiences of being a person of color on a predominantly white campus in a private setting called the fishbowl.

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

A Montana rabbi met hate in Whitefish and found community support

In December 2016, the national spotlight fell on a Whitefish resident and influential racist named Richard Spencer. The town became the target of an anti-Semitic “troll storm” in which the …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

Shawn Vestal: Angela Davis remains an important voice in America’s struggle with racism

She grew up amid the church bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, of the 1960s – and went on to study at the Sorbonne. She was fired by the University of California …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

At GU, collaborative ‘game show’ pushes political antagonism to the sidelines

Red or blue. Donkey or elephant. Liberal or conservative. For Dan Garrity and his broadcast journalism students, politics is looking awfully binary these days. Like two sports teams pitted against …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

20 years ago, Gonzaga took up the study of hate

A Gonzaga institute that was the first to study hate holds an international conference next weekend.