Welcoming Week with Lana Graybeal & Beth Norton

Episode 15 September 06, 2023 00:32:46
Welcoming Week with Lana Graybeal & Beth Norton
Welcoming Week with Lana Graybeal & Beth Norton

Sep 06 2023 | 00:32:46


Show Notes

This week we talk about what it means to feel welcomed, and what it takes to reach the next level of belonging. We hear from Lana Graybeal, City of Boise Senior Community Outreach Manager, and Beth Norton, Idaho Office for Refugees Events & Partnerships Coordinator. 

In September, communities across the country celebrate Welcoming Week. This global initiative by Welcoming America brings together neighbors of all backgrounds to build strong connections and affirm the importance of inclusive places in achieving collective prosperity. 

Lana and her family experienced the meaning of welcome when she was 5 years old and resettled in the United States as refugees. And Beth, who moved around a lot as kid, remembers feeling alone in a new school and how it felt to have someone reach out. Tune in to hear their experiences. 

Links and events mentioned in this episode: 

Idaho Welcoming Week Events 2023: 


Other Events and Resources: 


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Thank you to the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust for the grant funding to produce this podcast, and to the Afrosonics for our theme song, Mosaic.

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