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Graduate Student Named to Prestigious List of Changemakers

October 08, 2018

Rebekka Boysen-Taylor, graduate student in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction of the College of Education, was named among 200 international changemakers by American University's Antiracist Research and Policy Center in collaboration with the Frederick Douglas Family Initiatives (this list is called FD200). These 200 people are recognized for their work that embodies Douglass's enduring legacy of social change. Others named on the list of the FD200 include: President Barack Obama, Ta-Nehisi Coats, Ximena Ospina Vargas, David Rubenstein, Michelle Alexander, Lebron James, Winona LaDuke and Ai-Jen Poo.

Rebekka was nominated to this prestigious list for her work educating middle school students on the history and modern-day implications of racism in America. She has partnered with the Frederick Douglas Family Initiatives and contributed to middle school curriculum writing at the National Library of Congress and the University of Idaho to realize her innovative work with youngsters. Learn more on the Facebook page for the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

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The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky Conference. Learn more at