Human Rights

Dan Hollar / Boise School District

The City Club of Boise held the 2nd annual Marilyn Shuler Forum on Human Rights, featuring Idaho native and State Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb.

Some people may be disturbed by language used in the forum.


Wassmuth Center

The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights erected "The Spiral of Injustice," a sculpture to not just remind people of the inhumanity of the Holocaust, but to remember to love and value one another to avert another tragedy. We'll discuss the emotions this sculpture is stirring in the community.

Wassmuth Outdoor Classroom

May 1, 2018

More than a year ago, the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in Boise broke ground on an outdoor community classroom as part of the the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. 

Fifty years after he was assassinated at age 39, Malcolm X remains a controversial and somewhat mysterious figure. During his short but eventful life, he was a minister with the Nation of Islam who went on to found his own mosque, a fiery militant who advocated “any means necessary” to attain racial justice, and a brilliant, charismatic speaker whose legacy is still being determined.

Data: Idaho Human Rights Commission | Chart: Adam Cotterell

It’s been more than a week since Idaho lawmakers killed the “Add the Words” bill that would have outlawed discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. If it had become law, the ban would have expanded the investigation authority of the Idaho Commission on Human Rights.

That got us wondering what the commission does investigate. So we asked for some data using Idaho’s public records laws.

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A small town on Idaho's border with Wyoming is the latest city to approve employment, housing and public accommodation protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Victor, Idaho is the eighth city to approve a non-discrimination ordinance. It says people can’t be discriminated against based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.