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Asian World in Idaho Conference Takes Place October 15


The Asian World in Idaho Conference, co-chaired by School of Nursing faculty Betzi Quiroz and Anna Ulrich, will be taking place Saturday, October 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 on Friday, October 14 at the Knitting Factory in downtown Boise at 6:00 pm.

The educational component of the conference will be held at the Boise State Student Union Building Hatch Ballroom from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch will be held from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2150 West Boise Avenue.

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 roundtable 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 if you need language assistance.