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The Never Sets Film Festival is once again seeking the creative contributions of people from across the state. Returning for a second year with a theme of “Stories from the North,” the festival is asking for short films and short screenplays created by Alaskans for an upcoming competition. Last year, the festival received submissions from all around Alaska and was able to present the films over the course of several days at events in Anchorage, Juneau, Barrow and Bethel. Learn more.
As the temperatures begin to rise and the record snowfall continues to melt, miles of trash is unveiling along streets and roadways of the Municipality of Anchorage. For the 44th year, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce will engage local businesses, school youth and community members during Anchorage Chamber Citywide Cleanup Week, held May 12 to 19. Learn more.
The Anchorage Soil and Water Conservation District is hoping to open the Anchorage Woodlot Thursday, May 3, 2012, depending on site conditions. Due to tremendous snow accumulation at the previous location, the woodlot is being moved to the South Anchorage Sports Park this year. The basic cost for remains at $10 per load, all material such as mulch or firewood taken from the woodlot is FREE. Learn more.
How do we, as a statewide community, engage in a difficult but respectful discussion about race in Alaska? Through an innovative project based on indigenous values and dialogue principles applied by the First Alaskans Institute, this program seeks to elevate the conversation about race and racism in Alaska and prompt ideas about possible solutions to racial inequality in the state. Click for additional resources.
How do we, as a statewide community, engage in a difficult but respectful discussion about race in Alaska? Through an innovative project based on indigenous values and dialogue principles applied by the First Alaskans Institute, this program seeks to elevate the conversation about race and racism in Alaska and prompt ideas about possible solutions to racial inequality in the state.
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On Tuesday, April 3, at the 5th Mudrooms event, 7 Juneau community members shared a personal story related to the evening's theme: Transitions. Here's a sample story about the transition from youth to middle age (and being born with a second stomach) as told by Kirk Hardcastle. Read more.
Conversations that Matter: Envisioning Racial Equity in Alaska is a part of the Alaska Native Dialogues on Racial Equity, a statewide project that aims to initiate, foster, and grow racial healing by meaningfully engaging in conversations in communities across Alaska on race, racism and racial equity; in order to move people into a place of understanding, healing and growth. Included here is a list of participants in that project the, including those involved in the broadcast program. Click to see the biographies.
Mudrooms is a community-powered monthly event in Juneau, where real people tell real stories, live. At the fourth Mudrooms event, seven Juneauites told stories on the appropriately break-up season theme of "Cabin Fever" at McPhetre's Hall. Here's a sample story about a lesson learned while rebuilding a rotten cabin in Hope, Alaska as told by Eric Boraas. Click for more.
At the third ever Mudrooms event, six Juneauites and one other Alaskan told stories on the theme "For the Love of It" at Holy Trinity Church in Juneau. Here's a sample from that "other Alaskan," Anchorage's own Representative Les Gara. Click for more.
Teressa Baldwin, 18, of Sitka and Keefer Brown, 13, of Wasilla today were named Alaska's top two youth volunteers for 2012 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Teressa was nominated by Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, and Keefer was nominated by Teeland Middle School in Wasilla. Read more.
Let's Talk Anchorage is pleased to offer another opportunity for community dialogue on the topic of "The Occupy Movement: What is it?". The dialogue will take place at the Mt. View Community Library on Saturday, February 11 from 1 - 4 PM. If you are concerned, curious, or committed, this is your opportunity to engage in respectful, facilitated conversations with fellow citizens. More details.