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Whitefish rabbi to speak at Gonzaga about responding to hate


Rabbi Francine Roston from the Glacier Jewish Community/ B’nai Shalom Montana will present her lecture “Responding to Hate and Cyber-Terrorism: Lessons from Whitefish Montana” on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Ballroom.

Roston’s talk is part of Gonzaga’s 4th International Conference on Hate Studies, “Engaging with Communities for Justice,” and is sponsored by Gonzaga’s Institute for Hate Studies and the Spokane County Human Rights Task Force.

On Saturday, Roston will discuss neo-Nazi group The Daily Stormer’s online harassment campaign targeting several Jewish residents of Whitefish. The community responded with a “Love Not Hate” rally, encouraging messaging and community meetings. Roston will share her experience, and advice on responding to hate and promoting human rights.

Registration is $10 for the public and free for Gonzaga students with ID. To register, visit www.gonzaga.edu/hatestudies.

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