“Stories create community, enable us to see through the eyes of other people, and open us to the claims of others.”
- Peter Forbes, Photographer & Author

Join Our First Community Story Circle

Take part in a powerful way of coming together to create, connect and center conversations on change in self and community. The community is invited to share, listen, learn, and engage at a Story Circle presented by Valley Leadership’s Racial Justice Impact Team.

Members of the arts community will reflect on the event in real-time through poems and art. Plus, as you arrive enjoy a musical playlist by KRDP.

The event will also feature welcoming remarks from Kimberly Yellow Robe, DHA, MBA. She is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate (Burnt Thigh People) Rosebud, South Dakota. Mrs. Yellow Robe is the BUHP Associate Director, Tribal Coordination. Learn more about Kimberly.

The vision of the Racial Justice Impact team is to see the principles of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion woven into our societal fabric and present in every Arizona home, workplace and community.

Event Details

March 4, 2023 | 1pm-3pm
LOCATION TBD

Free to attend, but advance registration is required.

Presented in Partnership With

Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Kimberly Yellow Robe, DHA, MBA, is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota Oyate (Burnt Thigh People) Rosebud, South Dakota. Mrs. Yellow Robe is the BUHP Associate Director, Tribal Coordination.

She has been an advocate and shares expertise working with American Indians with Disabilities for 30 years. Kimberly is Chairperson and Founder of the American Indian Youth with Disabilities Summit, and Co-Chairs the 19 the Annual Arizona American Indian Disability Summit. She has served on disability advisory councils, health boards and planning committees focused on homeless, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Kimberly is a member of the National Indian Council on Aging, Technical Advisory Panel, revising the American Indian with Disabilities Toolkit.

Kimberly shares Lakota heritage and culture through Lakota storytelling of the White Buffalo Calf Woman. The story highlights Lakota virtues such as courage, bravery and compassion. Kimberly is a Northern Traditional dancer. Her husband Andrew, and family members include Zoe (24), Chelsea (23), Scott (20) and Chloe (14) reside in Mesa, AZ.