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Asian World in Idaho Conference is Oct. 15

By: danyalusk   Published 7:36 am / September 28, 2016

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The Asian World in Idaho Conference, co-chaired by School of Nursing faculty Betzi Quiroz and Anna Ulrich, will take place Saturday, Oct. 15. The conference is a three-part celebration of the Asian culture in Idaho with an educational component, a gala dinner and a silent auction.

The gala dinner and silent auction will be held the day before the conference at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 at the Knitting Factory in downtown Boise. The educational component of the conference will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Boise State Student Union Building Hatch Ballroom. Lunch will be held from noon-1:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2150 West Boise Ave.

Parking is free with registration.

The conference is free and open to the public and aims to unite the community with particular focus on the Asian refugee and immigrant populations and to explore the way that families, traditions, food, health, values and economic and community well-being facilitate healing, education and collaboration.

In addition, individuals with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Regional Network will be attending the conference to host and moderate a round table discussion.

The Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders works to improve the quality of life and opportunities for these groups by facilitating increased access to and participation in federal programs where these groups remain underserved. The Regional Network was launched in 2013 and comprises over 170 members in 10 regions, representing more than 30 federal agencies. The network seeks to build relationships between the federal government and the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders community by coordinating outreach and engagement efforts across regional offices.

Please contact Kara Fink at kfink@idahorefugees.org if you need language assistance.