KRBX Stands with Boise Antiracism Coalition of Arts and Culture Orgs

Radio Boise is a proud founding member of the Boise Antiracism Coalition of Arts, Culture and History Organizations committed to dismantling systemic racism in our community.

Throughout Summer 2020, leaders within the Treasure Valley’s arts and culture scenes met and partnered to craft a shared statement and set of action steps for this newly formed group.

Together, we all believe Idahoans (and beyond) will benefit from holding each other accountable to create an equitable and inclusive community where Black art and Black history matter, and it is our belief that this accountability will elevate the conversation toward a shared future that is more just, safe, equitable and joyful for all.

We know the work is ongoing, and some of the desired outcomes will take years to achieve. But this coalition’s focus on antiracism work is a critical component for meaningful change.

How This Coalition Relates to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Radio Boise

Radio Boise was founded as a noncommercial radio station that brings people in the Treasure Valley broadcast area together through locally-produced music shows plus programming centered on the arts, culture, affairs and issues that are not well-represented in other media offerings. Championing these voices has been a vital part of our DNA since day one, but we will further commit our efforts to the these action steps and do more to become more.

It is not enough to state that we strive to be inclusive without confronting racist attitudes and systems that can and must change within our society as a whole. These conversations may be uncomfortable, but they are necessary. At Radio Boise, we choose antiracism and won’t be complicit in allowing racial inequities to persevere.

By making our antiracism statements a visible priority through our programs and organizational practices, Radio Boise aims to inspire listeners, supporters and donors to grow with us in creating a community where Black lives truly matter!

READ OUR FULL COALITION STATEMENT AND LIST OF ACTION STEPS.

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