October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Community conversation “We Are Of: A Conversation on Race, Land and Culture”
This virtual community conversation, developed and sponsored by the Alaska Humanities Forum, brings Alaskans together to answer the guiding question, “how do our race and culture shape our relationship to the land? How does that shape the decisions we make about it?” The topic of land and the environment has become increasingly visible and contentious as climate change, urban development, and the growing needs of communities across the country create massive changes. In the face of these changes, feelings of belonging, connection, and responsibility are often evoked: this conversation hopes to reflect on these feelings. Beyond sharing perspectives and opinions, this conversation also hopes to have participants identify the ways their race and culture have shaped the way they view their environment and what similarities and differences they may have to other Alaskans. This conversation is an opportunity for all of us to critically engage with our views on a topic so deeply intertwined with the Alaskan experience.