Welcoming Refugees to Northwest 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?

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2016 Community Spirit Monument Cleaning Party!

The third annual cleanup party at the Community Spirit Monument was hosted Saturday, May 14th, by Love Lives Here. Kay Lynn, Jean Kramer, and Will Hiatt showed up at 9:00 a.m. to spruce up the area and wash down the monument. It looked beautiful when we were done. A couple of bushes had grown up … Continue reading 2016 Community Spirit Monument Cleaning Party!

Letter to the Editor, Whitefish Pilot – 4/5/16

Dear Editor: In a silent moment at last night’s Whitefish Council meeting after Mayor Muhlfeld called for a final consent vote on the non-discrimination ordinance protecting LGBT civil rights in our community, all hands rose high in approval. There was no debate, no argument, no angry voices and no shouts or cheers of support. Just … Continue reading Letter to the Editor, Whitefish Pilot – 4/5/16

Campaign Against Violence

I facilitated discussions for Campaign Against Violence (CAV) at table 9. Begun by Brian Muldoon, the Campaign Against Violence (CAV) is a Flathead Valley initiative to address violence in our community. Love Lives Here has been a supporter of this initiative since it's inception. http://www.campaignagainstviolence.com/ CAV had it's first public event November 2nd at Whitefish Lodge. Several … Continue reading Campaign Against Violence

Kalispell School District Nondiscrimination Policy Enters the School Year

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