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Turning Pages: Whitney Mestelle reads from The Last Stop on Market Street

From Turning Pages: Whitney Mestelle, a DEI strategist, speaker, social entrepreneur and the Co-Founder & Executive Director of Inclusive Idaho, reads from The Last Stop on Market Street, written by Matt De La Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson. Inclusive Idaho is focused on building inclusion and belonging for underrepresented, underserved and minoritized Idahoans. In…

“I’m telling you who I am”: Cherie Buckner-Webb

The City of Boise’s Department of Arts and History featured singer, activist and former state legislator Cherie Buckner-Webb in its Creator’s Makers and Doer’s series. From the city’s website: “Cherie welcomed us to her kitchen table where we talked surprisingly little about awards and accomplishments and more about how to ask questions in an unfamiliar…

Turning Pages: Life Ilunga reads from The Day You Begin

From Turning Pages: Life Ilunga, administrative assistant for the vice president of finance at Boise State University and board member of the International Health and Peace Initiative, shares: The Day You Begin, by Jaqueline Woodson, illustrated by Rafael Lopez. Life migrated to Boise from the D.R. of Congo in 2000. She graduated from Boise State…

Podcasts raising Idaho BIPOC voices

From Radio Boise: A bi-weekly show hosted by Leta Harris Neudstaedter that “celebrates and elevates the melanated with interviews, music, poetry and more. It serves as an antidote to the loneliness and reality of being BIPOC in Idaho.”  Think there aren’t any Black people in Boise? This show will prove you wrong and will give you insight into the experiences of being BIPOC in Boise.
From the Idaho Press: A bi-weekly breakdown of headlines from the Latino perspective, while deep-diving into subjects that matter most to Idaho’s Latino Community.

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Turning Pages: Sonya Rosario reads from Just Ask! Be Brave, Be Different, Be You

From Turning Pages: Sonya Rosario reads from Just Ask! Be Brave, Be Different, Be You, by Sonia Sotomayor, illustrated by Rafael Lopez. Sonya founded the Women of Color Alliance, a social justice organization for girls and women living in rural Idaho. An award-winning filmmaker, her films give voice to the change makers, and their life-experiences…

Turning Pages: David “Eleven” Maxwell reads from Iggie’s House

From Turning Pages: David “Eleven” Maxwell, musician, writer and teacher, reads from Iggie’s House, by Judy Blume. Raised in East San Diego, David grew up playing multiple sports, reading literature, and writing. In college he played basketball and ran track and field. He graduated with a BS in Journalism/Writing and an MA in cross cultural…

Turning Pages: Carmen Pemsler Reads From She Persisted Around the World

From Turning Pages: Carmen Pemsler, who is graduating from Boise State University with degrees in civil engineering and math, reads from She Persisted Around the World, by Chelsea Clinton. Originally from Guatemala, Carmen hopes to use her degree and experiences to integrate sustainable design in buildings all over the world.

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