Global Lounge is at the forefront of thoughtful cultural preservation, education, integration and the promotion of cultural awareness by harnessing the power and beauty of diversity for individual and community development. ♥
As the City of Boise’s 2017-2019 Cultural Ambassador, Global Lounge serves as honorary representatives to the world for the City of Boise and promotes diversity through cultural activities across all genres of creative arts and entertainment, exhibitions, workshops, mentorships and networking.
Global Lounge, a 501(c)(3) non-profit was established in Boise, Idaho in 2006.
"We have so much to learn from each other, and I love working through the universal language of the arts to find ways to bring people together. Global Lounge is that catalyst . It's the place where we have fun while also celebrating the many paths that have led each of us here."
"Global Lounge creates the space and the means where we can all come together to celebrate the traditions, stories and arts of Idaho's many-cultured people. I support Global Lounge because I love to see the magic that happens when people develop new friendships and discover commonalities. Global Lounge builds bridges across generations and Idaho's diverse cultural communities!"
Global Lounge provides me with opportunities to engage with people that have had interesting, unique, and often challenging or unusually inspiring life experiences. The interactions add a depth and richness to my personal journey and hopefully I can do the same for others.
After a life as a traveler, I want to help people experience a taste of the world. Experiencing different cultures helped me appreciate who I am and become a more empathetic person.
"Global Lounge gives organizations a platform for sharing their culture which helps our community learn about different ways of life and creates a more tolerant society."
"I am honored to work with an organization that spotlights cultural awareness and appreciation for the diversity within our community."
"I have lived in many places and feel a strong connection to the people of Idaho. I support Global Lounge because building positive and culturally rich communities is an investment we can enjoy today and for years to come."
I am a big fan of the things Global Lounge does and what the organization brings to Idaho. They bring the community alive with the music, food and fun that truly represents the people who call Idaho home.
I am grateful for all of the work that Global Lounge has done in Idaho since its inception to build community amongst people of broad cultural backgrounds. This endeavor of creating space for our growing diversity to be understood, embraced and celebrated is more important than ever and an effort that I am energized to advocate for and support. I especially love that the primary medium for this work is through music and the arts.
I believe Global Lounge is a special organization that speaks to all people and celebrates the things that make us alike as well as those things that make us each very unique.
"I am thrilled to add my energy to any organization whose goal is to celebrate the beautiful variety of human culture. Global Lounge fulfills a vital role in Idaho, drawing together the surprisingly diverse peoples who have come to call this place their home, and in doing so, have created a rich blend of art, music, dance, craftwork, and cuisine that all Idahoans can be proud to celebrate."
I have witnessed the unexpected friendships and connections that are grown from seeds of interaction and sharing of traditions. That's what it's all about!
Global Lounge works to foster an inclusive and strongly cohesive community; a place we are all proud to call home.
"Richness and tolerance are gained in a community by welcoming, understanding and including other cultures and traditions. The city becomes more powerful and vibrant. Global Lounge’s efforts, makes all these possible in Boise. That is why I am thrilled to be part of GL."