Second Annual: Marilyn Shuler Forum on Human Rights
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, 11:45am-1:15pm
The Grove Hotel, Ballroom 2nd floor
Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb
The City Club of Boise is pleased to present the 2nd Marilyn Shuler Forum on Human Rights, honoring longtime board member Marilyn Shuler, who passed away in early 2017. Idaho native and State Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb, a friend of Marilyn’s and advocate of human rights, will headline the event. Marilyn Shuler was dedicated to helping advance educational opportunities for young people, so as part of the event, the City Club will also be recognizing, Garrett Richardson, a local student from Borah High School whose character and work exemplify the spirit of Marilyn Shuler’s commitment to human rights, civil discourse, and informed civic engagement.
$20 City Club Member price
$27 Non-member price
$10 Listen Only price
$400 per Table of ten ppl
Elected to the Idaho House in 2010 and to the State Senate in 2012, Senator Buckner-Webb is Idaho’s first African-American legislator. She is well-known among her constituents and colleagues alike for her willingness to break down barriers. In a similar fashion, she has also held true to her convictions, fighting day-in and day-out on behalf of ordinary Idahoans. John Rueter of Conservation Voters for Idaho said, “[Sen.] Buckner-Webb is one of Idaho’s rare leaders who is respected across party lines while holding true to her deeply-held values. She has been a strong and consistent advocate for the environment and public health.”
City Club has selected Senator Buckner-Webb to speak at the Marilyn Shuler Forum on Human Rights because, like Marilyn before her, she is a leading voice in the fight against discrimination in Idaho. Sen. Buckner-Webb is the co-sponsor of legislation to “Add the Words,” which aims to end legalized discrimination against Idahoans because of gender identity and/or sexual orientation. Sen. Buckner-Webb has also been a strong ally on issues concerning women’s rights, and continues to promote fair treatment for all. She continues to be a tireless advocate for Idaho’s public schools. In 2014, she was part of a bipartisan coalition that successfully boosted teacher pay, established professional development and leadership initiatives, and increased operational funding for schools.
Sen. Buckner-Webb has also been focused on improving Idaho’s economy, including recruitment of organizations with “good-paying jobs.” Encouraging input from our business community, she recognizes that in order to attract business, the state must offer a well-trained pool of applicants. This means investing in public schools, higher education, and workforce training programs, and Sen. Buckner-Webb has been a tireless proponent of improving all three.
Sen. Buckner-Webb is the founder and principal of Sojourner Coaching that “supports highly motivated women and men to navigate the waters of their lives with purpose.” As a certified professional coach and consultant, she brings a breadth of experience to her practice. Her extensive international business background includes positions in program management, diversity consultation, sales & marketing, business & organizational development, and e-commerce. In addition to her on-going work in corporate and non-profit environments, Buckner-Webb assists institutions of higher education in development of diversity curriculum and training.
Sen. Buckner-Webb is the founder and principal of Sojourner Coaching that “supports highly motivated women and men to navigate the waters of their lives with purpose.” As a certified professional coach and consultant, she brings a breadth of experience to her practice. Her extensive international business background includes positions in program management, diversity consultation, sales & marketing, business & organizational development, and e-commerce. In addition to her on-going work in corporate and non-profit environments, Buckner-Webb assists institutions of higher education in development of diversity curriculum and training. Sen. Buckner-Webb is a 2019 IBR Woman of the Year honoree.
Sen. Buckner-Webb attended public schools in Boise: North Junior High, Boise High School and Boise State University. She has a Bachelor of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership from George Fox University and earned a Master of Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University. Cherie is married to the Reverend Henry Webb, has two adult sons, Sean and Phillip Thompson, and a granddaughter she adores.
Student honoree: Garrett Richardson
Over the past four years, Garrett has sat on the City's various boards and commissions. His freshman year he was a member of the Planning & Zoning Commission; his sophomore and junior years he was a member of the Mayor's Council on Children and Youth; this year he sits on the Boise City / Ada County Housing Authority. He has worked extensively with Two Birds, a student-led ad agency, producing content for The Cabin, Albertsons, and more. At Borah, he has been involved in the GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance), National Honor Society, and is the current president of the Spanish National Honor Society. He has always been politically involved as well. His junior year he and a fellow student organized a walkout at Borah following the shooting in Parkland, Florida, as well as has been a volunteer on political campaigns.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, a State-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Special Thanks to our Forum Sponsors: Boise State University-School of Public Service ,The Grove Hotel, and University of Idaho.
City Club thanks our Premier Sponsor, Northwest Nazarene University and the NNU School of Business and our Annual sponsor, Idaho Humanities Council. The 2019 Forum Series is sponsored by the contributions made by AARP of Idaho, Echelon Group, Micron, and St. Luke's Health Systems. We are pleased to welcome university students to attend our events thanks to our University partners Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University, and University of Idaho. Our media partners include Boise State Public Radio, 670 KBOI, Idaho Public Television, Idaho Statesman, and Peppershock Media.
|Chair:||Co-Chairs: Sue Reents and Julie Robinson DPA|