Shaw to discuss extreme groups in Idaho on Feb. 20 at LCSC
Stephen K. Shaw, a Political Science professor at Northwest Nazarene University, will give a presentation on “Hate, Harassment, & Human Rights in Idaho” on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Williams Conference Center at Lewis-Clark State College.
The presentation, which is part of the Idaho Humanities Council’s Speaker Bureau, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Shaw’s presentation will last approximately an hour and then he will accept questions from the audience.
According to Shaw, in recent years Idaho has been seen by many people as a haven of hate because extremist groups and individuals have tried to establish in Idaho a base of operations to espouse their extremist political and racial ideologies. In spite of their efforts and the attention these groups have received, their efforts have not been successful.
Shaw says these groups and individuals should not be dismissed as merely lunatic or delusional because their message does strike a responsive chord in many people.
Shaw’s presentation will place the extremists’ activities and messages in a political, theoretical, historical, and cultural context.
The program is sponsored by the LCSC Presidential Commission on Diversity and is made possible by funding from the Idaho Humanities Council.
For more information on the presentation, contact LCSC Humanities professor Chris Riggs at either email@example.com or 208-792-2264.