Join Anchorage Museum, YWCA Alaska, and Anchorage Public Library to spend time with Patrice Gopo, author of the memoir in essays, All the Colors We Will See. Gopo’s book explores identity, belonging, and her experience growing up in Anchorage as the child of Jamaican immigrants. July 14, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Virtual or… Continue Reading Discussion of All the Colors We Will See
You are invited this two-day adventure! Much has happened and is still happening over the past two years. One thing that has not changed is the need to connect with each other and build better relationships. The cross-cultural immersion camp is an opportunity to make new connections, create new conversations, learn something new about yourself… Continue Reading The Gathering
For those who missed our December 2022 Anti-Racism and Whiteness workshop, we’re happy to announce that our second and final virtual session for the 2022-23 program year is now open for registration! Join us on Wednesday, January 25th from 2:00-4:30 PM AKST to learn more about the concepts of anti-racism and whiteness while starting deeper… Continue Reading Anti-Racism and Whiteness Workshop
As a variety of racial justice issues demand our attention, broader movements have shown that “racism” as a term cannot sufficiently describe the different types of discrimination and dehumanization that people of color face. In this conversation, we explore the terms “anti-Blackness” and “colorism” to better understand what these words mean, how they relate to… Continue Reading Community Conversation: Anti-Blackness & Colorism
An opportunity for influential youth ages 14-18 to discuss important social justice issues relevant to them, with facilitated discussions about these topics by YWCA staff. Youth will learn more about change making initiatives in their area and network with their peers to inspire future collaboration and connection.
This event is designed to open a space for a conversation about inequalities around accessing wellness and healthcare services in Alaska as well as to look ahead to how we might make wellness in Alaska more accessible for all. After the conclusion of the panel discussing this topic, there will be a reception for attendees… Continue Reading Woven Together: Gender & Identity in Healthcare
Join other members of the community as we discuss the complexities around book bans both here in Alaska and across the country.
More details coming soon!