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First Thursday: Fettuccine Forum

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In the wake of the Idaho Legislature's recent decision to dismiss the "Add the Words" bill, which sought to include the words "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the state's human rights law, this month's Fettuccine Forum will be especially relevant.

Northwest Nazarene University political science professor Steve Shaw will deliver a lecture called "Hate, Harassment and Human Rights in Idaho" in the City Council chambers at Boise City Hall (150 N. Capitol Blvd.).

Shaw, a former Idaho Humanities Council board member, has authored books and articles relating to American politics, and his lecture will explore Idaho's reputation as a haven for extremist hate groups. He told Boise Weekly that he plans to incorporate the recent failure of the "Add the Words" bill in the discussion.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and the free presentation begins at 5:30 p.m.