Crossborder Voices: Exploring the Diaspora
Today’s complex world is not unique in comparison to events of the past. Countless stories of the past and current tell us that we are not so different from each other in the context of trials and tribulations of the human journey. Carry that over to our own personal stories, we begin to realize how unique circumstances in life’s journey have shaped our narratives. The movement of people continues throughout the world creating shifting narratives that evolve over time as told by various storytellers. Stories are powerful influences to evoke our emotions. How do we navigate these different narratives? How do we become better informed about the world around us – local, domestic, and international? Join us for this discussion and hear from Palina Louangketh, the Founder and Executive Director of the Idaho Museum of International Diaspora and Professor of Multicultural Studies at Boise State Honors College. She’ll take the audience through an exploration of Idaho’s new innovative international museum. Joining her will be Salome Mwangi, Coordinator for the Refugee Speakers Bureau of the Idaho Office for Refugees, in which audience members will hear narratives from a number of speakers and storytellers.