As a parent, sexuality educator, and concerned community member I jumped head first into the Kalispell School District’s Subcommittee meetings last spring (April 2015) when they were beginning to formulate a new nondiscrimination policy which would include LGBT students. It was important to me that there was someone in that room who was there solely … Continue reading Kalispell School District Nondiscrimination Policy Enters the School Year
Love Lives Here is Kicking It in 2017! Who could have known during the uncertainty of January's troll storm that we'd have this list of accomplishments? This month, we took a few moments to look back at what we've done so far in 2017. We're pretty proud of the events and speakers that we've brought … Continue reading Look What You’ve Done!
Lawsuit filed against white supremacist who targeted the Whitefish Jewish Community This morning the Southern Poverty Law Center filed suit in federal court today against Andrew Anglin, the founder of a neo-Nazi website who orchestrated an anti-Semitic harassment campaign against a local realtor and the community of Whitefish. This winter Montana was the center of … Continue reading Love Lives Here statement concerning the SPLC lawsuit
Life after Hate: Lessons from a former white supremacist 7pm April 24 O'Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center 1 Central Ave., Whitefish Christian Picciolini, an ex-skinhead and former neo-Nazi leader, will be speaking at 7pm on April 24 at the O'Shaughnessy Cultural Arts Center in Whitefish, 1 Central Ave. He will tell his story about rising through … Continue reading Event: Former Neo-Nazi Speaks about Life After Hate, 7pm April 24
It's time for our Annual Martin Luther King Jr Day Celebrations! "Dear Mr President" is this year's theme. Love Lives Here in the Flathead invites the community to join in its 10th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on Monday, January 16 at the Performing Arts Center in Whitefish, and on Tuesday, January 17 at … Continue reading Annual MLK Events
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 5, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org Love Lives Here learned that a white supremacist group has threatened to march in Whitefish on January 16 from 4:00pm - 7:00pm, but as of this release, no paperwork has been filed with the City of Whitefish. There is still doubt that the march will actually … Continue reading Update on Possible White Supremacist March in Whitefish on January 16
About 30 of us gathered on October 22nd, at the Glacier Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, for an eye-opening presentation by Dr. Tobin Miller Shearer, Author and Professor of African American Studies at the University of Montana. A short report aired on Montana Public Radio at this link and the full recording here . We were reminded … Continue reading Wrestling with an Iceberg, or, Why Black Lives Matter in Montana
On July 25, a group of us, friends and associates of Love Lives Here in the Flathead, met with Mary Poole and Elias Nawawaieh to discuss welcoming people who have fled war and violence in their home countries. Mary heads up Soft Landing of Missoula, which is organizing to welcome a hundred refugees to their … Continue reading Welcoming Refugees to Northwest Montana?