The IRC in Boise seeks to improve refugee & immigrants' experiences of our services through the building and presenting of the Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work Series. We understand that histories of white supremacy, racism, and colonialism have all contributed to inequalities that directly impact many of the families and individuals who arrive to the U.S. as refugees and immigrants, as well as many of our team members.

Our intention is to better understand complex U.S. and global histories to make sense of the present, and use this knowledge to adapt the services of resettlement agencies, community organizations, volunteers, and other partners. 

The Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work Series

Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work is a monthly large group learning experience, interspersed with small group reflection sessions applying the learnings to our day to day work.

We will study systemic racism in the U.S., histories and lived experiences of people new to the U.S., how each of us fits into those stories individually, and how we can improve our culture of service to refugees and immigrants. Sessions will feature a mix of history, reflection, culture panels, as well as art and music appreciation.

The Opening Session of the Racial Justice in Humanitarian Work premiered on Friday, December 11, a recording with resources can be found here

Session Two: Indigenous Nations’ Power & Law of the Conquerors



Friday, February 19th, 1:00 PM



The Importance of Land in Origin Stories

Storytelling Circle

Conquerors’ Law Small Group Discussion of Supreme

Court Decision Johnson v. M’Intosh

Contemporary Indigenous’ Nations Political, Legal & Economic Power

Presentation & Q&A

Many Worlds: Two-Spirited People in Indigenous & LGBTQ+ Movements,



To learn more and register for Session Two, please email Georgette at [email protected]