Unity Gala 2019
Aug
24
5:30 PM17:30

Unity Gala 2019

Bridge Builders of Anchorage proudly invite you to the 2019 Unity Gala!

The Unity Gala celebrates the volunteerism displayed by cultural and ethnic groups or individuals and recognizes and honors members of Anchorages ethnic communities who have made significant contributions as volunteers to their communities and Anchorage as a whole.  Along with a silent auction, delicious dinner and program, and the chance to "trip the light fantastic", the evening promises to be a time to reconnect with old friends, establish new friendships and to reaffirm our commitment to the vision of Bridge Builders of Anchorage and our Welcoming City.  This evening looks to solidify support for the work we are doing to make a difference as a clearing house for all organizations from Anchorage’s diverse communities, as a voice in combating prejudice and racism, as a support to all communities in becoming more involved citizens, as a conduit for conversations and as we share our connections and hopes for inclusion for all.There will be a silent auction, dinner, and program as we salute the amazing volunteers who are a gift to our community.

Tickets are $80 and are available online at brownpapertickets.com

After 8/20 tickets are $90

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Community Supported Yard Sale
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

Community Supported Yard Sale

The Community Supported Yard Sale is a way to not only shop til you drop but also a way to help students raise funds for the Russian-American Exchange Program. There will be household items, baked goods, and children’s items. If you have gently used items that you would like to donate for the sale, please bring them between 8:30-10:30.

This is a cash only event.

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Fourth of July 2019
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Fourth of July 2019

  • G Street & 8th Avenue Anchorage, Alaska 99501 USA (map)
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Bridge Builders of Anchorage invite you to march with us in the Fourth of July Parade. This theme of this year’s parade is “America, Home of the Brave,” and we ask that you wear your traditional ethnic attire if you have it and bring an American flag to wave.

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Spring Tea
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Spring Tea

Bridge Builders of Anchorage and the Polynesian Association of Alaska invite you to join them for a Spring Tea to celebrate the season, meet old friends, and make new connections while enjoying delicious finger sandwiches and sweet treats.

Please RSVP, as seats are limited, by contacting Lo at locraw4d@yahoo.com or by calling (907) 250-6706

Tickets are $25 - checks can be mailed by 4/30 to Bridge Builders of Anchorage P.O. Box 241041 Anchorage, Alaska 99524-1041 or purchased via PayPal below:

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Community Disaster Preparedness Workshop
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Community Disaster Preparedness Workshop

Bridge Builders of Anchorage, the Salvation Army, and Americorps invite you to “Be Ready, Be Informed, Make a Plan, and Build a Kit!” Jo Anne Pawluk, a Disaster Preparedness and Safe Seniors Program educator will be the featured presenter. Together let’s learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake, what precautions seniors and people with functional access needs should take, how to care for our animals, and what should go in our kits.

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Engaging Community Voices - International Women's Day
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Engaging Community Voices - International Women's Day

Bridge Builders of Anchorage and the Loussac Library invite you to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Through stories and songs, we will highlight this year’s theme of “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.”

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POSTPONED - Once Upon a Culture... Festival of Stories
Mar
2
9:00 AM09:00

POSTPONED - Once Upon a Culture... Festival of Stories

Keys to Life, the Kumin Foundation, and the Alaska State Council on the Arts invite you to listen and learn at Once Upon A Culture… Festival of Stories. During this year’s Festival, storytellers of different cultures will cast the spell of their stories on the audience. The 2019 Festival will highlight cultural bearers who bequeath knowledge and wisdom, i.e. the hanashikas, Japanese comedians who tell daily life stories reinforcing behavioral codes; or the griots, African knowledge keepers who sing their stories.

During the festival, facilitators will reflect on the artistic languages that stories take in different cultures, i.e, Turkish, Persian, Somali, Mexican, Japanese, Filipino, Alaska Native, Korean, Indian, and African-American.

An exciting new element for this year’s festival will be youth-organized workshops. Young people will use stories and poetry to explore the impact of drugs and bullying in their peer groups.

International storyteller Dianne Ferlatte will be the keynote speaker. She will speak about the power of storytelling on our daily lives. Regarding this subject, she says, “When we tell stories, especially personal stories where we open ourselves up to whoever is listening, there is often for the listener a value to be learned, or encouragement to be gained, knowing that others before them have conquered fears and challenges similar to their own. For some the right story at the right time will enrich their days, and even make the world a little better place. That’s why I really love to tell stories.”

This event is free - please register online by February 28th at keystolifealaska.com

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Bridge Builders of Anchorage present Meet The World
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

Bridge Builders of Anchorage present Meet The World

  • Egan Civic and Convention Center (map)
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Bridge Builders of Anchorage proudly invite you to our annual flagship event, Meet the World! This special event includes an opportunity to meet our neighbors and celebrate the diversity that makes Anchorage such a wonderful place to live. There will be cultural and community tables, with lively cultural entertainment, traditional attire, a Parade of Nations, and an International marketplace.

For details on tabling or performing, please see the Forms page.

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Barynya Balalaika Duo
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Barynya Balalaika Duo

Anchorage Lutheran Concert Series presents nationally and internationally known Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov and Dr. Elina Karokhina. This exciting evening of music will include Russian traditional and popular music as well as Ukrainian, Gypsy, Jewish, classical, and other surprises.

The suggested donation for this event is $20

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2019 Day of Remembrance
Feb
19
5:30 PM17:30

2019 Day of Remembrance

The Japanese American Citizens League, Alaska Chapter invite you to the 2019 Day of Remembrance. From February 19th through March 2nd is a photo exhibit in remembrance of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese Vice Consul to Lithuania who issued thousands of lifesaving transit visas to Jewish refugees during WWII. There will be an opening night program with a special screening of the 2017 documentary short film Sugihara Survivors: Jewish and Japanese, Past and Future, a presentation by film director Junichi Kajioka, and representatives from the Anchorage Japanese and Jewish communities.

Contributors to this event include the Japanese American Citizens League, Alaska Chapter, UAA Montgomery Dickson Center for Japanese Language & Culture, Municipality of Anchorage, Z.J. Loussac Library, Alaska Jewish Museum, Congregation Beth Sholom, TOTE Maritime, Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage, Japanese American Citizens League Legacy Fund, Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and United Jewish Communities.

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Uhuru - A Reprisal of Freedom
Feb
17
2:30 PM14:30

Uhuru - A Reprisal of Freedom

Sankofa Dance Theatre Alaska invites you to celebrate the road to emancipation. We will reflect on the past and honor the journey of African-Americans course to freedom through dance, drumming, song & spoken word.  Doors open at 2:30PM and in the atrium there will be light hors d'oeuvres and an oral history of Juneteenth.

Special Performances include: Dawn McClainAsenati, MMA -Mostly Melanin Arts, East High Dance Contempo, West High DanceWest, Black Arts North Academy, Trey Josey, David Coleman, Underground Dance Company, and Sankofa Dance Theatre Alaska and the Oni Ilu Drum Core.

Tickets are available through https://m.bpt.me/event/3915176

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Eyes Closed Celebrity Book Reading
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Eyes Closed Celebrity Book Reading

Keys to Life invite you to join us for an amazing event. Stories from the recently published Eyes Closed book will come alive when local celebrities read them, reminding us about the power of dreams! Children featured in the stories will share the stage and pose questions to the Celebrity Readers, creating an intergenerational dialogue about dreams.

Celebrity Readers include:

  • Liz Rainer, Daybreak - Channel 11

  • Rhonda McBride, Frontiers Alaska - Channel 11

  • Kathleen McCoy, Hometown Alaska - KSKA

  • Marcus Williams, Anchorage School District

  • Dr. EJ David, UAA

  • Dr. Tamara McCoy, Musician

  • Lo Crawford, President of Bridge Builders of Anchorage

  • Kaleem Nuriddin, Board President - Keys to Life

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Sur Le Bout De La Langue/On The Tip Of The Tongue, Film Screening
Feb
15
2:00 PM14:00

Sur Le Bout De La Langue/On The Tip Of The Tongue, Film Screening

Bridge Builders of Anchorage along with the Eyak Cultural Foundation, Applied Archaeology International, Z.J. Loussac Library, Native Village of Eyak, The Eyak corporation, The Cordova Center, The Cordova Iceworm Festival, and the Alaska Native Revitalization Digest invite you to an afternoon screening of the film, Sur Le Bout De La Langue. This documentary by Vincent Bonnay is an official selection of the 2018 Anchorage International Film Festival. Come and join us in support of the Eyak Language Revitalization efforts! There will be a Q & A to follow.

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Valentine Bash
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Valentine Bash

The Polynesian Association of Alaska invites you to a Valentine Bash, celebrating and honoring 10 amazing Pacific Island adults who have made a difference in Anchorage through their volunteering efforts. There will be dinner, door prizes, music, a silent auction, and performances by Pacific Bloom.

Tickets are $30 per person or $300 for a table for ten; Contact PAOA by calling (907) 250-4142 or (907) 297-9930

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Taize - A Service of Prayer, Silence, and Song
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Taize - A Service of Prayer, Silence, and Song

  • 929 E 81st Street, Suite 105 Anchorage, Alaska (map)
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The Alaska Center for Spiritual Living invite all to experience the spoken word, songs, meditation, contemplation, candle lighting, and prayers for peace during this event marking the beginning of the Season for Peace (January 30th through April 4th). The Season’s purpose is to focus on education and the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent actions as demonstrated by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Building a Brighter Anchorage
Jan
22
5:30 PM17:30

Building a Brighter Anchorage

  • Mountain View Neighborhood Library (map)
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The Municipality of Anchorage, The NAACP, UAA, The Alaska Center, Anchorage Public Library, and the Quakers invite you to an Anchorage Climate Action Plan Vision Workshop. Come and welcome special guest Jacqui Patterson, who is the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Director, and share your ideas for improving transportation, accessing local healthy foods, saving money on utility bills and energy saving, healthy communities, and energy smart buildings.

Dinner will be provided to participants along with child care and interpretation services as needed. Please contact ClimateActionPlan@anchorageak.gov or call (907) 343-7170 to request an interpreter or other accommodations at least 72 hours in advance.

Find the event on Facebook and RSVP!

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Russian Old New Year
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Russian Old New Year

Craft of Alaska invites you to an evening of laughter, dancing with live music by the Big Block Chevy rock band, prizes, and a Russian-American buffet. This is a BYOB event (bring your own bottle) - leave your superstition behind and feel the power of lucky number 13!

Reservations and ticket purchases can be made at craftofalaska.com

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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

  • Hiland Mountain Correctional Center (map)
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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

  • Fairview Community Recreation Center (map)
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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

  • Alaska Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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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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