Tid Bit Series: New Americans on Campus

Published: November 29, 2023

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Inclusive Excellence Committee presents Tid Bit Series: New Americans on Campus, which will host speakers who will share valuable insight on the refugee experience and help participants build skills for working with and supporting new Americans.

Speakers will include CWI students and alumni who are current and former refugees who will share their stories and experiences at the College. The event will also bring guest speaker, Sara Skinner, who will host interactive presentations to educate professionals on best practices when working with diverse populations.

Those in attendance will explore topics such as what is it like to be forced to leave your homeland, how it feels to enter a classroom in a different language and land, how faculty and staff can help students feel welcome and learn, and more.

Tid Bit Series: New Americans on Campus
Friday, Dec. 15
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ada County Center Pintail Building (APIN), Room 121

Because the event is designed to be interactive and touches on sensitive topics, the event will be in-person only. Due to limited space, registration is required.

The event will also be catered from Kibrom’s Ethiopian and Eritrean Cuisine, a local restaurant owned by new Americans in the Treasure Valley.  


The Inclusive Excellence Committee's Tid Bit Series aims to offer easy-to-understand and practical education on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Inclusive Excellence Committee works to help realize the College’s mission to empower students to succeed by providing affordable and accessible education to advance the local and global workforce by fostering an inclusive educational community of engagement, respect, and accountability. The committee believes success is driven by the power of an inclusive culture based on utilizing our differences to stimulate and encourage social justice, multicultural competence, and effective and engaged citizenship.

For those with questions or in need of more information, please contact the Inclusive Excellence Committee at inclusiveexcellence@cwi.edu.

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