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Upcoming Events

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Learn, Discover and Explore: Reconnecting Cultures through Storytelling


February 26, 2024 | 4pm


Ackerman Hall

Carlos Museum, Level 3

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

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Storytelling is an essen al anchor for sharing, communica ng, and celebra ng cultures and as the Founder and Director of the Idaho Museum of Interna onal Diaspora, I work with ar sts, museum curators, and community members, to tell stories. During my talk at Emory, par cipants will discover a deeper connec on to the human journey story through the lens of lived experience. Its vital role has the poten al to strengthen social bonds and ignite a curiosity that forges rela onships. Par cipants will have an opportunity to explore how they may share their own stories to connect with their communi es. Whether you are a language educator who wishes to tell the story of the culture you teach, a professor who hopes to engage your students and forge connec ons in the classroom, a museum curator or director who would like to explore storytelling, connec on, and diaspora, or a community member interested in storytelling, this event will help you hone your skills, learn about self, and strengthen the community of which you are a part.



Communities and Changing Climate

February 28, 2024

11:45am - 1:00pm


Idaho State Museum
610 Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702

Register here.

City Club of Boise and the Idaho Environmental Forum present: Communities and Changing Climate


The forum will bring a range of lived experiences of how climate change impacts communities in Idaho, or elsewhere, and what we can expect in the future. With our panelists, we’ll examine how climate change is affecting farming and agriculture, public health and the lives of those who have elected to leave their homes in search of more favorable climate conditions. Panelists will touch on health, agriculture, and what it means to be a climate refugee.

Moderator: Todd Dvorak, City Club forums committee member


  • Palina Louangketh, DSL, Founder & Executive Director, Idaho Museum of International Diaspora

  • Pat Purdy, Manager, Picabo Livestock Co. and Owner, Purdy Enterprises

  • Dr. Bill Weppner, Clinician-Educator and Co-Director, Center of Education for Interprofessional Collaboration at the Boise VA Medical Center


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#LearnDiscoverExplore more by visiting our conference page


Sept. 18-21, 2024

Galway, Ireland

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