MHRN Events

The Network holds many educational, social, and fundraising events throughout the year and across the state. We honor Martin Luther King Jr. A day each year with events around the state, conduct trainings and bring special guest speakers.

One Click Away from Hate: How Anti-Public Lands Extremists Are Worse Than You Think

Montana Human Rights Network,
Montana Wildlife Federation, and Great Falls Rising
Tuesday, Jan 30th 2018
6:30 - 8:00 pm
@ Great Falls Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
600 3rd Ave N, Great Falls

Over the past few years, the issue of keeping public lands in public hands has become a common refrain. It’s about more than access and gated roads, it’s part of a broader ideology of extremists seeking to topple the inclusive democracy we support in the United States.

There are efforts to privatize and sell off public lands. A hardline strain of this movement also believes that government agencies lack the authority to manage public lands, or engage in other well-established actions such as enforcing civil rights laws to providing essential services like public schools and community health clinics.

Many folks are aware that this anti-government sentiment drove the standoffs between members of the Bundy family and the federal government in Nevada and Oregon. While the issue of public lands may have gained widespread attention over the past few years, the efforts toward privatization and attacks on federal land managers have a long history of a broader connection to extremism that brings us all to the table.

Panelists include Rachel Carroll Rivas and Travis McAdam of the MHRN, and Dave Chadwick of the MWF.  Great Falls’ Mary Sheehy Moe will moderate. They will examine the history of the extremists targeting public lands and their connections to other extremist movements, talk about the current threats, and discuss how community members can support each other, may it be from conservation to human rights.
Know Thy Enemy to Unite for Justice:
A Conversation with Eric Ward,
featuring Community Activist Interviews

Honoring Dr. King Day 2018
Monday, Jan 15th
Myrna Loy Center, Helena
5:15 Reception
6:00 Program
7:30 Documentary "Oklahoma City"

A Conversation with Eric Ward, featuring Community Activist Interviews by Sanjay Talwani, Pastor Dave Anderson and Jenn Battles
Skin in the Game: Anti-Semitism
and the Heart of White Nationalism,
featuring Community Activist Interviews

Honoring Dr King 2018
Tuesday, Jan 16th
Emerson, 111 S Grand, Bozeman
5:15 Reception
6:00 Speakers
7:15 Documentary "Oklahoma City"

A Conversation with Eric Ward, featuring Community Activist Interviews by Judith Heilman and Rabbi Ed Stafman

Co-Sponsors: Montana Human Rights Network, the Montana Racial Equity Project, Beth Shalom, MSU Diversity & Inclusion Student Commons, St. James Episcopal, Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association
Honor Nonviolent Resistance for Dr. King Day: Screening of Black Snake Killaz & Remarks From LaDonna Brave Bull Allard

Monday, January 15, 2018
6:30 pm
Imagine Butte Resource Center, 68 West Park St

Black Snake Killaz is a documentary film about the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. It timelines the historical events that unfolded in Standing Rock throughout 2016. LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, an elder member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. On her property, she established the Sacred Stone Camp, which was the first of the resistance camps, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline in April 2016.

Co-Host: Indian People's Action
Trans Ally Training and Community Potluck: Honoring Dr. King

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018
7:00 pm
Hamilton, MT

Join the Bitterroot Human Rights Alliance for their annual MLK Day potluck and a Transgender Ally Training with Shawn Reagor from MHRN.
Spirit: The Vision and Performers of the 2018 Martin Luther King Celebration

January 13, 2018
7:30 pm
Whitefish Performing Arts Center

Featuring featuring local artists and their original compositions: Eric von Kleist, Rob Quist, Mike Eldred, Jack Gladstone, Halladay Quist, David Walburn, Nick Spear, Brent Jameson, Jeremy Reinbolt, Lee Zimmerman

Hosted by: Love Lives Here More information