[Vision2020] Honoring Linda Pall

Moscow Cares moscowcares at moscow.com
Mon Jun 4 01:50:40 PDT 2018

Courtesy of today’s (June 4, 2018) Moscow-Pullman Daily News with thanks to Joann Muneta.


Honoring Linda Pall

Linda Pall was a hero to us all, and this is especially true when it comes to human rights.

She was a fearless advocate for equality, justice and respect for every person. Back in 1988, she helped establish and was one of the charter members of the Latah County Human Rights Task Force, a grass roots organization dedicated to celebrating diversity and opposing bigotry. And even after she could no longer attend meetings, she would continue to send emails with ideas and suggestions in Linda's inimitable way. She was the group's unofficial photographer, taking photos every year at the Martin Luther King Breakfast and arranging them on posters. Happily, we still have this wonderful collection of over 100 pictures, and they are put on display each year to remind us of our wonderful history of community and collaboration. We are proud that Linda was the 2002 recipient of the Rosa Parks Human Rights Achievement Award given by the task force at the breakfast each year.

Not content with her activities with this organization, Linda was able to convince then-Mayor Marshall Comstock to establish the Moscow Human Rights Commission, which is still active and vitally important to our community in matters of inclusion and social justice. You could always count on Linda to speak out and stand up for justice and equality, and we will continue to do so in her memory.

Joann Muneta
Chair of Latah County Human Rights Task Force


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Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

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