POSTPONED due to EARTHQUAKE - Bridge Builders of Anchorage International Potluck
Dec
1
4:30 PM16:30

POSTPONED due to EARTHQUAKE - Bridge Builders of Anchorage International Potluck

POSTPONED DUE TO EARTHQUAKE ON 11/30 - STAY TUNED Bridge Builders of Anchorage cordially invite you to our Annual International Potluck. We come together as a community of friends to share favorite traditional foods, to make new friends, and to renew relationships. We welcome all cultures, races, ethnic backgrounds, and faith traditions.

We will introduce the Bridge Builders’ Board of Directors, engage in lively conversation, eat delicious foods, and plan for the upcoming year of Bridge Builders’ activities. We invite you to complete an application that will add you to our definitive list of members.

Please bring 6-8 servings of your favorite traditional dish to share with a description of the dish and a list of ingredients to help those with food allergies or dietary restrictions.

RSVP is optional but encouraged - email bridgebuilder.web@gmail.com

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Thanksgiving Eve Gathering
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Thanksgiving Eve Gathering

The Interfaith Council of Anchorage invites you to a wonderful time to celebrate all faiths and communities with their annual interfaith gathering. In this spirit, all are welcome. A reception with light refreshments will follow after the program.

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Hiland Mountain Lullaby Concert
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Hiland Mountain Lullaby Concert

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Keys to Life, the Rasmuson Foundation, Atwood Foundation, the Alaska Children’s Trust, Frances and David Rose, At. Mary’s Bazaar, and the Shelley Al and Shelley Biss family, invite you to a moving concert experience with original music, inspiring and empowering incarcerated mothers and fathers, in partnership with Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute.

Tickets are $20 and are available at tickets.centertix.com

Please note: advance prison clearance is required. Send the name, state and drivers license number of each person attending the concert to shirleymaespringer@gmail.com by noon on November 16th

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Winona LaDuke
Nov
8
to Nov 9

Winona LaDuke

Please join UAA and APU in their joint initiative Difficult Dialogues and Book of the Year program whose theme is community resilience, in welcoming indigenous author, activist, economist, and environmentalist Winona LaDuke to Alaska. There will be a series of events and discussions that are free and open to the public.

Thursday 11/08

11:30-1:30, UAA/APU Consortium Library Rm 307

Leading from the Heart: Activism, Identity, & Community Empowerment

2:30-4:30, UAA/APU Consortium Library Rm 307

All Our Relations: Environmental Justice and Community Empowerment

6-8:30, APU Atwood Building

Potluck Honoring Winona, please bring a dish to share

Friday 11/09

2-3:30, UAA/APU Consortium Library Rm 307

Indigenous Community Empowerment & Resistance

7, Wendy Williamson Auditorium

The Next Energy Economy: Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change, and How We Move Ahead

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Anchorage Health Kick Festival 2018
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Anchorage Health Kick Festival 2018

The Anchorage Health Kick Festival 2018 is a fun and exciting fundraising event to help support our local foster kids and the work done by the Alaska Center for Resource Families. There will be a world class martial arts demonstration, a breakathon, silent auction, entertainment & educational carnival, face painting, games, and multicultural performances.

This event is family oriented and great for all ages.

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Fairview Community Trunk-or-Treat
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Fairview Community Trunk-or-Treat

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Community volunteers including Bridge Builders of Anchorage, the Anchorage Community Land Trust, Be SMART, Moms Demand Action, and Fairview residents invite you to the first ever Fairview Community Trunk-or-Treat, a fun and inclusive way for children, teens, and all types of families to celebrate Halloween. The festivities will include trick-or-treating from car to car, games, Halloween stories, and warm drinks.

For more information contact Maria at iamafairviewer@gmail.com

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Frozen in History
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Frozen in History

The Alaska Highway Project invites you to a reader’s theatre play celebrating the soldiers who built the Alaska Highway in 1942. This free performance will be held on African-American Soldiers Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day and features a dramatic reading in the soldiers own words or in the words of their loved ones.

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Lyric Seasons in Anchorage
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Lyric Seasons in Anchorage

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The Russian Cultural Center in Alaska invites you to attend the Grand Opening Night - an evening of music by Verdi, Puccini, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky, Dvorák, and Lehár featuring the Akamerata String Quartet, soprano Zoya Gramagin, tenor Mikhail Urusov, and Tamara McCoy on piano.

Tickets are available at tickets.centertix.com

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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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