International Conference on Hate Studies: Rabbi Francine Green Roston, "Responding to Hate & Cyber-Terrorism"

Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (PT)
John J. Hemmingson Center
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Institute for Hate Studies

Saturday Closing Keynote, presented by the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force:  

Conference attendees and the public are invited to register for this ticketed event. The cost for the event is $10.  Admission is free to those with a GU Id. 

Rabbi Francine Green Roston, Glacier Jewish Community B-naiShalom of Flathead, Montana. 

“Responding to Hate & Cyber-Terrorism: Lessons from Whitefish MT" 

Rabbi Francine Green Roston will present "Responding to Hate & Cyber-Terrorism: Lessons from Whitefish, Montana," at the Saturday closing keynote, 7:00-8:30 p.m., sponsored by the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force. Rabbi Roston is committed to remaining resilient in the face of hate, most recently from the white nationalist movement and The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website at the center of an online harassment campaign involving threats to several Jewish residents of Whitefish. The community responded with a counter-campaign that included community meetings, "Love Lives Here" signs and a downtown "Love Not Hate" rally. Rabbi Roston will share her experience as well as advice on how to respond to hatred in our communities and take effective actions to promote human rights and strengthen our communities. "In our darkest nights this winter, this state, our elected representatives, the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, you all lifted us up," said Roston. "You let us know we are not alone." The evening will close with a community prayer for peace and call to action.

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