Civil Liberties Symposium XI:
Mass Incarceration in the Land of the Free
October 15-16, 2016 at Boise State University
The 11th Annual Minidoka Civil Liberties Symposium will be held this October at Boise State University. The change to the fall program is an effort to hold the symposium when schools are in session, in order to offer college credits while more students and teachers are available to attend. The 2016 theme, Mass Incarceration in the Land of the Free, touches all levels of society and is a current leading topic of concern in any serious discussion of domestic issues. How the US criminal justice system functions, where it succeeds, and where it fails to enforce and to protect civil liberties will be explored with an exciting lineup of presenters. We will provide additional information, including the program and link for registration, on our website as they become available. We hope you will join us!
Minidoka Pilgrimage, June 23-26
More information and online registration for the pilgrimage are now available at: the Minidoka Pilgrimage Website. Registration deadline is June 1st.
Friends of Minidoka will host the annual pilgrimage to the Minidoka National Historic Site on June 25-28, 2015. The event brings together former incarcerees, their families, students, and educators from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and even Japan.
The pilgrimage offers an opportunity to revisit the place and the history with National Park Service officials and share memories amidst family, friends, supporters. It is a way to honor those who were unjustly incarcerated, to learn more about the experience, and to pass on the legacy so that this type of discrimination and injustice does not happen again.