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Wakild presents on Hispanic contributions to the state of Idaho

Emily Wakild, Cecil D. Andrus Endowed Chair for the Environment and Public Lands, gave a keynote address for 120 College of Southern Idaho faculty for Hispanic Heritage month. The talk covered various contributions that Hispanic peoples have made to the state of Idaho as well as conceptual ways of understanding the state’s changing demographics.

Wakild and her collaborator, Maria Gonzalez Cardenas also gave an interview for the Idaho State Museum’s Nuestras Voces program in Spanish about their book project, “Nosotras: Latinas in Idaho.” The interview is available on the Nuestras Voces youTube channel.

Wakild and Gonzalez will talk about the Nosotras project at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 in the Student Union’s Bishop Barnwell Room. The event is sponsored by Casita Nepantla and Boise State Student Equity.