Turning Points: Filipino American History Month
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Turning Points: Filipino American History Month

Please join in celebrating Filipino American History Month, commemorating the 120th Anniversary of Philippine Independence from Spain and marking the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of Ethnic Studies. This special day will feature special guest Professor Daniel Phil Gonzales from San Francisco State University, as well as entertainment and delicious food.

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First Annual Alaska Native Book Fair
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

First Annual Alaska Native Book Fair

The Alaska Native Media Group, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and Best Beginnings invite you to the First Annual Alaska Native Book Fair, celebrating and encouraging reading, writing, and creativity. There will be more than 20 Alaska Native published authors and illustrators signing and selling their books as well as publishers, distributors, and experts in writing for children.

For more information visit alaskanativemedia.org

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Autumnal Equinox Soiree
Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

Autumnal Equinox Soiree

CRAFT of Alaska invite you to enjoy Russian food, entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction, celebrating the autumnal equinox.

Tickets are $35 if purchased by 09/20 or $40 after 09/20; Seniors are $25 at the door with reservations only

To RSVP call 240-1173 or 205-0467

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Civics Fair 2018
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Civics Fair 2018

An Anchorage Welcome & Democracy and Civic Action Week Event:

The Anchorage Public Library, Welcoming Anchorage, and the UAA Center for Community Engagement and Learning invite community members of all ages to attend the 2018 Civics Fair. Engage with your community and learn about over 20 local organizations in Anchorage.

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Welcoming Week Community Celebration
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Welcoming Week Community Celebration

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Bridge Builders of Anchorage invite you to join us at the Welcoming Week Community Celebration in the Design District on B Street. There will be amazing cultural entertainment and community partner booths providing information and opportunities to continue making Anchorage a Welcoming City.

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The Eyes Closed Exhibit
Sep
14
5:45 PM17:45

The Eyes Closed Exhibit

Keys to Life, the Alaska Humanities Forum, Rasmuson Foundation, and the Alaska State Council on the Arts invite you to a special, landmark event called The Eyes Closed Exhibit - Children Sharing their Dreams through their Cultural Stories. There will be an official ribbon cutting celebration by Mayor Berkowitz and drumming, dancing, stories, and refreshments.

- An Anchorage Welcome Week Event -

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Unity Gala 2018
Aug
18
5:45 PM17:45

Unity Gala 2018

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Bridge Builders of Anchorage is excited to invite you to join us in celebrating amazing individuals, groups, and projects in Anchorage, whose volunteer contributions in our diverse ethnic communities is significant, and deserving of honor and recognition.  Please celebrate with us over dinner as we salute our honorees with a marvelous program, cultural entertainment, dancing, and a silent auction.  

To purchase tickets, submit nominees, learn about sponsorship, or to make a donation towards the Unity Gala, please visit the Unity Gala tab on our website: bridgebuildersak.org/forms/

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Japanese Summer Festival 2018
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Japanese Summer Festival 2018

Please join the Japan Alaska Association in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Japanese Summer Festival 2018.  There will be fun events and activities celebrating Japanese culture including a cosplay contest, silent auction, authentic Japanese food, carnival games, ikebana, calligraphy, taiko drumming, martial arts demonstrations, and food and community vendors.

Admission is free but bring cash for vendors.

visit www.akjaa.org for more information

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Fairview Park Picnic
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Fairview Park Picnic

Anchorage Parks and Recreation, The Alaska Center, Anchorage Park Foundation, Fairview Community Council, Anchorage Community Land Trust, Bridge Builders of Anchorage, and Cali's Smokey BBQ & Soulfood invite you to join us in Fairview to celebrate the wins earned by civic participation.  Doubled city election voter turnout, the passing of the Park Bond which means Fairview Park will be improved, and community pride will all be celebrated with a free BBQ lunch, park cleanup, games and crafts.  Come see park plans for 2019 and the new park grill and seats that have already been installed. 

All are welcome!

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Interfaith Picnic
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Interfaith Picnic

The Interfaith Council invites you to join them at a picnic to celebrate summer.  All are welcome!  The council will provide a grill, meats for grilling, as well as bread and they ask that you bring side dishes, salads, or desserts to share.  This is a family friendly social event and they hope to see you there! 

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Tradition Tuesday
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Tradition Tuesday

The Tradition Tuesday series continues this month by featuring members of the Armenian community here in Anchorage.  The Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Public Library, and Welcoming Anchorage invite you to hear about their traditions and culture as well as experience their music and traditional clothing.

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Know Your Immigration Rights
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Know Your Immigration Rights

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Please join Welcoming Anchorage, the Anchorage Equal Rights Commission, Bridge Builders of Anchorage, the Polynesian Association of Alaska, and the Alaska Federation of Filipino Americans, in a public forum about your rights.

Do you know what to do if stopped by the police of state troopers?

What questions can police or state troopers legally ask you?

Who can legally ask you about your immigration status?

Are law enforcement officers allowed to talk to your children while they're at school about legal matters?

Guest speakers include Robin Bronen (human rights attorney and Co-Founder of the Alaska Institute for Justice) and Barbara Brink (criminal defense attorney), who will share information on these important topics.

This event is free 

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World Flavors Potluck
Jun
2
3:30 PM15:30

World Flavors Potluck

Bridge Builders of Mat-Su Valley featuring Claudia Pinard and guests First Lady of Alaska Donna Walker and Wasilla Mayor Bert Cottle invite you and your family to join them at the World Flavors Potluck.  This celebration of the diverse cultures of the Valley is a free family event and they ask that you bring a dish from your cultural traditions to share.  There will be door prizes and cultural entertainment.

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Wear Orange Festival
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Wear Orange Festival

All are welcome to join Bridge Builders of Anchorage at the Wear Orange Festival marking the fourth annual Gun Violence Awareness Day.  Make sure to find our table at this community event.  There will be fun and games for the whole family.  

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Tradition Tuesday
May
22
6:00 PM18:00

Tradition Tuesday

The Tradition Tuesday series continues this month by featuring members of the Cameroonian community here in Anchorage.  The Municipality of Anchorage, Anchorage Public Library, and Welcoming Anchorage invite you to hear about their traditions and culture as well as experience their music and traditional clothing.

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Spring Tea
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Spring Tea

Bridge Builders of Anchorage and the Polynesian Association of Alaska invite you to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea.  There will be entertainment, a cultural fashion show, and door prizes.

Tickets are $35 per person and reservations are available by contacting Lo Crawford at locraw4d@yahoo.com 

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75th Battle of Attu Commemoration
May
17
to May 19

75th Battle of Attu Commemoration

The University of Alaska Anchorage, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Aviation Museum, Alaska Veterans Museum, and United States Army Center of Military History invite you to join them in the 75th Battle of Attu Commemoration events.

Film Screening & Discussion with the Director

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:00-4:00pm, University of Alaska Anchorage, Fine Arts Building

The film premiere of “When the Fog Clears,” directed by award winning Japanese film director Tadashi Ogawa seeks to make the “Forgotten War” unforgettable. This film features Kiska and Attu Island which had been occupied by Japan during WWII. 90 minutes

Opening Reception & Reflections on Attu Art Show

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 6:30pm, Loussac Library, Anchorage, Alaska

Join us as we welcome and honor U.S. and Japanese Veterans and Descendants from the battle and village of Attu. Program opens with the Anchorage Unangax Dancers and a message of peace. View a new display on Attu and art from 2017 Refuge Artists-in-Residence Andrea Nelson, Nancy Lord, and Irene Owsley. Refreshments served.

Attu Survivors and Descendants Potluck Luncheon

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:30am, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Anchorage,Alaska

In 2017, eleven Attu descendants revisited the village site their parents and grandparents left behind forever in 1942 when they were taken to Japan as prisoners. They gathered grass from Attu to bring back to expert basket weavers in the Attu style. Descendants and weavers will share their experiences and display grass and baskets. Ray Hudson will give a short talk entitled "The Last Baskets from Attu."

Descendants Panel Discussion

Friday, May 18 at 2:00pm, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Anchorage,Alaska

Join this panel of descendants from the Village of Attu, U.S. Soldiers, and Japanese soldiers to gain a unique perspective on the Battle of Attu.

Japanese Perspective  on WWII in the Aleutians

Friday, May 18, 2018, 6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm, reception at 6:00pm) Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska

Speakers explore Japan’s military strategy and soldiers’ experiences during the Battle of Attu in 1943.

Battle of Attu Exhibit Grand Opening - All Day Event

Saturday, May 19 from 10:00am-4:00pm, Alaska Aviation Museum in Anchorage, Alaska

  • 1pm - Veterans Panel
  • 3pm Commemoration Ceremony

A full day of fly-ins, films, and displays. Warbird rides and food available for purchase.

Reflections on Attu Art Show

May 17-June 17, 2018, Loussac Library in Anchorage, Alaska

Battle of Attu Exhibition

May - November, 2018, Alaska Aviation Museum in Anchorage, Alaska

Visit www.attu75.org for more information

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Kabayan Inc. World Day 5K Fun Run/Walk
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Kabayan Inc. World Day 5K Fun Run/Walk

Kabayan Inc. and the Filipino-American Community of Matsu invite you to support their first ever fundraising event, the World Day 5K Run & kids 1 mile run.  Participants are encouraged to wear their traditional cultural costume (best costume wins a prize) as a way of celebrating diversity and a great way to raise funds for Meals on Wheels.

Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/AK/Palmer/WorldDay5KFunRun for more information

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Día Del Sol at the Anchorage Museum
May
4
to May 6

Día Del Sol at the Anchorage Museum

Join us for a celebration of Mexican arts and culture featuring artists from Mexico, California, and Alaska.  There will be Latin music and food, family activities, and a Mexican film festival on Sunday.

Admission is free on Friday. the 4th from 6-9 and Saturday, the 5th from 11-6. and for the film festival on Sunday if you use the 7th Avenue entrance.

For a complete festival schedule visit anchoragemuseum.org

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Stand Against Racism 2018
Apr
23
to Apr 29

Stand Against Racism 2018

Join YWCA Alaska in a week-long Stand Against Racism! 

Stand Against Racism is a nation-wide movement of YWCA USA that brings people together to raise awareness about racism. Our goal is to shed light on structural forms of racism and equip Alaskans with the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to eliminate racism in all its forms.  

April 24th
The Prison Industrial Complex in Alaska
Featuring a film screening of Ava DuVernay’s award-winning documentary about America’s prison system, followed by a panel discussion. Join us in discussing the 13TH Amendment of the U.S. Constitution - Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as punishment for crime... shall exist within the United States.
6:30pm at the Loussac Library
https://www.facebook.com/events/190117471594658/

April 25th
Healing Hearts Through Arts: Open Mic & Performances
All are welcome to share music, poetry, spoken word, and stories about how racism impacts our lives. With scheduled featured performers as well, this night is sure to help our community find racial healing through arts. Local organizations who work towards eliminating racism every day be here to share information and get us all connected. 
7pm at Williwaw
https://www.facebook.com/events/194181771185815/

April 23rd
Evolution of Racism
We discuss the origins of prejudice, both in science and social construction, and how its evolution throughout history grew into complex systems of inequality. Come to this dialogue to learn more about how racism came to be and how it shows up today.  
12pm at YWCA Alaska
https://www.facebook.com/events/200090830579630/

Evolution of Racism (repeat)
We discuss the origins of prejudice, both in science and social construction, and how its evolution throughout history grew into complex systems of inequality. Come to this dialogue to learn more about how racism came to be and how it shows up today.  
7pm at YWCA Alaska
https://www.facebook.com/events/614802408866670/

April 24th
Microaggressions & Implicit Bias
This dialogue focuses on racist dynamics that are often difficult to comprehend, but the magnitude of their impact is no less than blatant racism. We'll discuss science, studies, and stories that illustrate these harmful dynamics so that people better understand how to confront them. 
12pm at YWCA Alaska
https://www.facebook.com/events/168535933797357/

April 25th
Colorblindness & Assimilation
This dialogue focuses on the history and impact of these terms, while illustrating how these common approaches to accepting diversity inadvertently reinforce racial barriers. We’ll discuss how these mindsets came to be, why they're so popular, and what we can do to move forward from them. 
12pm at YWCA Alaska
https://www.facebook.com/events/350750445418800/

April 26th
Structural Racism
The sum of racism is not only the harmful words people say and it's not only how people of color were treated historically. This dialogue illustrates how racism became embedded deep in the fabric of America and persists as a system of inequitable access to safety, resources, and opportunities. Structural Racism impacts people in a multitude of ways, and they are compounding.
12pm at YWCA Alaska
https://www.facebook.com/events/1804022672965041/

Stereotype Threat
Come learn about an often unknown impact of stereotypes, in that we are hindered merely by knowing them. After sharing a bit of Claude Steele's groundbreaking research about this cognitive dynamic, we'll have a deep dialogue about what it means for people to internalize stereotypes. This dynamic of racism impacts every person, from kid to adult. Let's talk about it so we can overcome it.
7pm at YWCA Alaska
https://www.facebook.com/events/1551518274946066/

April 29th
Allyship in Action
What does it take to be an "ally"? We'll discuss allyship as a process rather than a label, as a verb rather than a noun, and as a descriptor that's best bestowed upon someone by others. We’ll discuss dynamics that can both hinder and bolster allyship efforts in order to more effectively show up for one another. 
12pm at YWCA Alaska
https://www.facebook.com/events/426212117836637/
 

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