Cultural Humility with Reshma and Reshad

Episode 20 October 18, 2023 00:38:07
Cultural Humility with Reshma and Reshad
Cultural Humility with Reshma and Reshad

Oct 18 2023 | 00:38:07


Show Notes

We’re joined by Reshma Kamal and Reshad Akbari to learn about cultural humility, the pitfalls of making assumptions about others, and the power of sharing one’s own story. 

Reshad was born and raised in Afghanistan. After graduating from university, he worked in government and as a freelance translator. He moved to the U.S. in March 2022 through refugee resettlement and for the past year has served as a community advisor with the International Rescue Committee. 

Reshma is also a community advisor at the IRC and the humanitarian and outreach director for the Islamic Center of Boise. In these roles she has worked to build connections and understanding with organizations such as Glocal Community Partners, Peace Catalyst International, and the Boise Police Department. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Boise Public Library. 

Listen to Rashad and Reshma’s stories to learn more about the meaning of ‘limbo,’ the importance of grace and curiosity, and the power of saying ‘I don’t know.’ 

Other Episodes

Episode 21

October 25, 2023 00:35:20
Episode Cover

Meet Mungo: Painter, Dancer, Musician

Mungo Ligoya uses the power of art to connect people and inspire conversations that challenge oppressive systems.   Mungo was born and raised in Malawi,...


Episode 10

July 26, 2023 01:19:13
Episode Cover

Idahoans Share Insights on Sponsoring Refugees

When the opportunity arose for Americans to privately sponsor refugees, Joe and Kim Mitchell of Idaho Falls felt called to step up. They helped...



June 20, 2024 00:39:05
Episode Cover

Joel Ntando: What World Refugee Day Means to Me

Today we hear from Joel Ntando, coordinator of the Refugee Speakers Bureau at ‎the Idaho Office for Refugees. Joel has a background in theater...