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Wassmuth Center Rounds Corner On Funding New Human Rights And Social Justice Education Center

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Scott Graf
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Boise State Public Radio

The Wassmuth Center still has $1 million to raise for its $3 million building set to break ground by early October. But funding seems to be on track for the opening. The learning center will stand next to the Anne Frank memorial.

Director Dan Prinzing told Idaho Matters they’ve been taking donations large and small.

“It is the five dollars, the ten dollars, the twenty-five that we're beginning to receive,” Prinzing said. “Not only do they recognize what the building stands for, but it's the work that occurs within it."

Prinzing hopes to create something unique with this new center: a space to promote and discuss issues of social justice and human rights.

“Where does the conversation begin?” Prinzing said. ”Where do we begin to talk about a community of compassion? Where do we talk about justice?”

The first floor will be dedicated to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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