Know Your Rights @ WORK
Sep
30
12:00pm12:00pm

Know Your Rights @ WORK

Please join us for a Community Forum about work - your rights, how to protect your rights, what are some of the most common violations of wage and hour laws, and what type of training or services are available in our area to help you find a better job.  

Guest speakers include Jeremy Applegate, a Wage and Hour Investigator with the State of Alaska and Ruth Schoenleben, the Vice President of Personnel and Training Services at Nine Star Education and Employment Services.

This free event is proudly sponsored by the State of Alaska, Office of the Governor; The State Department if Labor and Workforce Development; Welcoming Anchorage; Alaska Federation of Filipino Americans; Maharlika; Anchorage Mabuhay Lions; Philippines Nurses Association; AK; Bridge Builders of Anchorage; Polynesian Association of Alaska; Alaskero Partnership; and Country Financial.

For more information please contact Elsa Sargento at 269-3002/500-2027, Bebe Dawag at 227-8842, or Lo Crawford at 250-6706

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3rd Annual Diversity Community Health Awareness Day
Nov
11
12:00pm12:00pm

3rd Annual Diversity Community Health Awareness Day

  • Northway Mall (Burlington Entrance) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Polynesian Association of Alaska, the Anchorage Polynesian Lions Club, and Providence Health and Services are proud sponsors of the 3rd Annual Diversity Community Health Awareness Day.  There will be information booths and activities for adults and children and the goal is health awareness for a stronger and healthier community.

Please contact PAOA for more information at 907.250.4142 or e-mail Lucy Hansen at lucythansen@gci.net

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Welcoming Anchorage Community Celebration
Sep
23
12:00am12:00am

Welcoming Anchorage Community Celebration

  • The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Welcoming Anchorage, the Municipality of Anchorage, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Wells Fargo Alaska and Bridge Builders of Anchorage will be hosting Anchorage’s 2017 Welcoming Week Community Celebration at the Anchorage Museum on Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12-3pm.  Thanks to the generous support of Wells Fargo Alaska, Museum admission will be FREE the day of the celebration.  This event is an opportunity for Anchorage to celebrate another great Welcoming Week, and the sense of welcoming community that makes Anchorage a great place to call home.  The event will feature cultural song, dance and spoken word, organized by Bridge Builders of Anchorage.  Welcoming Anchorage’s partner organizations will host informational tables.  Table hosts will be required to have at least one of their brochures translated into a language other than English.  Last year our partner organizations featured more than 50 different translated brochures.  

For more information, contact Darrel Hess, 907-343-4783, or HessDW@muni.org. FREE and open to the public.

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2017 Welcoming Week Mountain View Job Fair/Expo!
Sep
22
12:00pm12:00pm

2017 Welcoming Week Mountain View Job Fair/Expo!

As part of Anchorage's Welcoming Week 2017, the State of Alaska, Department of Labor & Workforce Development, in partnership with the Mountain View Community Council, Anchorage Public Library, and Anchorage Community Land Trust, will be holding a 2017 Welcoming Week Job Fair/Expo.  

More than a dozen businesses will be represented.  The Welcoming Week Job Fair/Expo is being held in Anchorage's Mountain View neighborhood, the most diverse neighborhood in the United States.

For more information, contact the Anchorage Midtown Job Center, at 907-269-4777.

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Alaska Literacy Program Welcoming Week Open House
Sep
21
11:00am11:00am

Alaska Literacy Program Welcoming Week Open House

As part of Anchorage's 2017 Welcoming Week, the Alaska Literacy Program invites the community to tour their facility where English is being taught to over 400 adults, and 25 families with young children.  Visitors will be able to meet the volunteer teachers who change lives through literacy.  Classroom visits to meet and speak with students from around the world will be from 11:15-11:45 am.

The public is invited to see welcoming in action.  For more information contact ALP Executive Director, Polly Smith, at alp.psmith@ak.net, or 907-743-0201. 

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Anchorage Welcoming Week Consular Corps Reception
Sep
20
5:00pm 5:00pm

Anchorage Welcoming Week Consular Corps Reception

  • Wells Fargo Alaska Heritage Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of Anchorage's Welcoming Week 2017 celebrations, Wells Fago Alaska, Welcoming Anchorage and the Anchorage Sister Cities Commission will be hosting a reception for the members of Anchorage's Consular Corps, and international and rural students from the University of Alaska Anchorage.  The reception is being held at Wells Fargo's Alaska Heritage Museum.  Appetizers will be prepared by clients of Catholic Social Services' Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services program.  Invited guests include the Mayor and First Lady of Anchorage, the Governor and First Lady of Alaska, members of the Anchorage Assembly, and members of the Alaska State Legislature.

For more information, contact Darrel Hess, HessDW@muni.org, or 907-343-4783.

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3rd Annual Anchorage Welcoming Week Naturalization Ceremony
Sep
20
12:00pm12:00pm

3rd Annual Anchorage Welcoming Week Naturalization Ceremony

Welcoming Anchorage, the Municipality of Anchorage and the U.S. District Court will be hosting Anchorage’s 3rd Annual Welcoming Week Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12-2:30pm in the Anchorage Assembly Chambers, at the Loussac Library.  The ceremony will be conducted by the Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, the Honorable Timothy M. Burgess.  Speakers will include Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Assembly Chair Dick Traini and First Lady Dr. Mara Kimmel.  A reception and voter registration for the new citizens will be held in the Assembly Atrium immediately following the ceremony. 

For more information, contact Darrel Hess, 907-343-4783, or HessDW@muni.org. Open to the public.

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Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Welcoming Week - Fresh International Kitchen Burmese Dinner

RAIS (Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services) is excited to announce that as part of Anchorage’s Welcoming Week festivities, our Fresh International Kitchen's Pop-Up Restaurant will be offering a delicious Burmese dinner.  

This fixed dinner menu features appetizers, salad, a vegetarian or meat entrée,  and tea served with dessert, all for the price of $50.  All proceeds from this event will go to RAIS clients.

Tickets are available at http://welcominganchorage.brownpapertickets.com

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Sep
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

Welcoming Week - WeChat: Culture and Functions in China

The UAA Campus Bookstore, UAA Confucius Institute, and Welcoming Anchorage proudly sponsor Xuanyi Qu and Yang Liu as they present on WeChat, the #1 social media platform in China.  If you are planning on going to China for work, study, travel or for any reason, then WeChat is possibly the most useful app you will download to your phone.  According to the 2017 WeChat User Behavior Report, over 889 million people currently use WeChat across Asia, and in late 2016 it finally surpassed its main competitor, QQ, in terms of user numbers.

Free and open to the public. For more information contact Rachel Epstein, UAA Campus Bookstore Special Events Coordinator. repstein2@alaska.edu, 907-786-4782.

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Welcoming Week Civics Fair
Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Welcoming Week Civics Fair

The Anchorage Public Library, Alaska Bar Association, ACLU of Alaska, Anchorage Youth Court, and Welcoming Anchorage be will be hosting a Welcoming Week Civics Fair in recognition of Citizenship & Constitution Day.  Mayor Ethan Berkowitz will speak on civic duty, and other speakers will address community engagement, and the Constitution.  More than 20 civic organizations will host booths that will highlight how individuals can become civically engaged.  Participating organizations include the AK Humanities Forum, Alaska Literacy Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 907Hub, League of Women Voters/AK Youth Vote, and the First Alaskans Institute.  Participants at the event will have the opportunity to play with Civics flash cards, and receive a Civics Fair button (custom made on-site), and a free coffee or hot cocoa donated by the Loussac café.

For more information contact Stacia McGourty, at McGourtySA@muni.org, or 907-343-2856.

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Welcoming Week 1st Annual Run/Walk For Recovery
Sep
16
10:00am10:00am

Welcoming Week 1st Annual Run/Walk For Recovery

As part of Anchorage's 2017 Welcoming Week, REAL About Addiction, and their community partners, including Alaska Serigraphics and AWWU H2O 2GO, will be hosting their 1st Annual Run/Walk for Recovery 5K.  All levels are welcome, and you can be officially timed or just join the walk to raise awareness and provide support for all persons who are suffering from addiction.

To learn more about the mission of REAL About Addiction, and to register for the run/walk, visit www.realaboutaddiction.net.  There is a registration fee.  Welcoming Communities reach out to and support those community members living with addictions.

For more information, call 907-929-1077.

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Welcoming Week - Artists Activate 7th Ave Garage-Pop-Up
Sep
15
5:00pm 5:00pm

Welcoming Week - Artists Activate 7th Ave Garage-Pop-Up

As a part of Park(ing) Day and in conjunction with the start of Welcoming Anchorage Week...join Anchorage Artists Co-Op, AK HOUSE Movement, and Total Rebel Sound-DJ Militant at a pop-up artist activation of the "basement" of the 7th Ave Parking Garage! 

Let's gather together with artists, creatives and the Welcoming Anchorage community to come out and activate the basement of the 7th ave Parking Garage as a creative gathering and performance space to liven up the city and demonstrate the power to transform unlikely locations.  It’s a relaxed and chill pop-up event that will feature global rhythms, with live DJ's (Total Rebel Sound - DJ Militant, AK HOUSE Movement and DJ Victamone), special performances by Global Block Collective & Rhythm of Light Dance Academy/ Sankofa Dance Theatre - Alaska. 

Bring your art supplies, instruments, dance moves and global rhythms as we re-imagine public spaces and celebrate the start of Welcoming Anchorage Week!  By continuing to foster collaboration, creativity and art in public spaces we aspire to make Anchorage a more art-centric and welcoming city.

For more information, contact George Martinez, MartinezG@muni.org, or 907-343-7108.

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Sep
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

Welcoming Week - Linguistic Challenges and Cultural Congruence in Learning Chinese as a Second Language

As part of Welcoming Week, the UAA Campus Bookstore along with the UAA Confucius Institute and Welcoming Anchorage happily announce a presentation by Dr. Shinian Wu, Professor of English and Director of the graduate program in Applied Linguistics in the English Department of Grand Valley State University in Michigan.  Dr. Wu will discuss the linguistic challenges and cultural congruence in learning Chinese as a second language.

Free and open to the public.

For more information contact Rachel Epstein, UAA Campus Bookstore Sepecial Events Coordinator. repstein2@alaska.edu, 907-786-4782

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Park(ing) Day/Welcoming Week City Hall Welcome Mat
Sep
15
9:00am 9:00am

Park(ing) Day/Welcoming Week City Hall Welcome Mat

Two national events collide when Park(ing) Day and Welcome Week festivities kick-off in Anchorage, Alaska when two metered parking spaces in front of Anchorage’s City Hall are transformed into a City Hall Welcome Mat from 9 am to 6 pm.

Anchorage-ites are encouraged to come and hang out on in the temporarily commandeered public space, to have a cup of tea and meet local government officials and employees.  All are welcome at City Hall!  Park(ing) Day is an annual, global event on the third Friday of September, when citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces to Park(ing) spaces where all are invited and welcomed.  

For more information, contact Darrel Hess, HessDW@muni.org, or 907-343-4783. 

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Alaska Festival of Stories Weekend Part 2
Sep
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

Alaska Festival of Stories Weekend Part 2

Part 2 of the Alaska Festival of Stories Weekend is Storytime Sunday.  Local storytellers kick off a sensational Sunday afternoon of storytelling, followed by International Storyteller Diane Ferlatte.  A Grammy-nominated artist, Diane has entranced listeners all over the world.  This family friendly event is not to be missed!

Tickets are $15 for adults / $8 for students and children

Available for purchase at http://keystolifealaska.com

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Practice What You Preach: Can World Religions Coexist?
Sep
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Practice What You Preach: Can World Religions Coexist?

The Alaska World Affairs Council proudly presents a conversation with faith leaders from different faiths, moderated by Malcolm Roberts, one of the founders of Bridge Builders of Anchorage.

This dialogue includes Pastor Michael Bunton, Baptist Pastor at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, Imam Imad Enchassi, PhD, Muslim Imam at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, Rabbi Michael Oblath, PhD, Jewish Rabbi at Congregation Beth Sholom, and Ajahn Sompon, Buddhist Monk at Wat Alaska Yanna Varraran.    

Tickets are available at www.alaskaworldaffairs.org

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Bridge Builders of Anchorage Unity Gala 2017
Aug
19
5:15pm 5:15pm

Bridge Builders of Anchorage Unity Gala 2017

Join Bridge Builders of Anchorage for the 2017 Unity Gala, our annual gala celebrating and honoring excellence in community service.  In addition to a program with cultural performances and recognition for our "Community Stars," there will be a silent auction, a scrumptious dinner and delightful dancing.

Tickets are $70 and can be purchased online below or by calling 907.250.6706

Purchase Unity Gala 2017 Tickets Here
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2017 Japanese Summer Festival
Aug
5
11:00am11:00am

2017 Japanese Summer Festival

The Japan Alaska Association and the Consular Office of Japan in Anchorage proudly present this year's Summer Festival.  Come celebrate Japanese food and culture with games, martial arts demonstrations, a tea ceremony, Taiko drumming, Ikebana, crafts, and a cosplay contest by Senshi Con!

Admission to this event is free though cash for purchases with vendors is recommended

 

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Education/Career Planning Expo & Know Your Labor Rights Community Forum
Aug
4
11:00am11:00am

Education/Career Planning Expo & Know Your Labor Rights Community Forum

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This free event is open to the public with special emphasis on youth and their parents or guardians.  It is an informational session that will help youth navigate AKCIS (Alaska Career Information System), prepare an e-portfolio, and start their education plans or career pathways.

Proudly sponsored by UAF4-H/Anchorage Outreach Center, Governor Walker's Office, Workforce and Labor Division, ASD MECAC, Bridge Builders of Anchorage, Anchorage North Stake, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

11am - 1pm Education and Career Planning for youth 12-18

1pm - 2pm Lunch

2pm - 5pm Education Expo for youth 12-18

5pm - 6pm Intermission

6pm - 9pm Family and Community Forum on Workforce and Labor Training, Wages, Programs, and Rights

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Samoan Luau Cooking Class & Dinner
Jul
15
11:30am11:30am

Samoan Luau Cooking Class & Dinner

Keys to Life and the Polynesian Association of Alaska proudly present this season's last Community Engagement Through Cooking event, featuring a Samoan Luau.  Lucy Hansen will be instructing the cooking class portion of the day as well as sharing and celebrating Samoan dancing, music, rugby, and culture.  

The cooking class begins at 11:30 am and costs $25 per person (includes dinner)

For dinner only, the meal starts at 2 pm adn costs $20 per person or $50 per family of 4, children under 12 are $6

Limited spots are available, make your reservation online at http://keystolifealaska.com

 

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Media & Community Stakeholder Roundtable
Jul
10
11:00am11:00am

Media & Community Stakeholder Roundtable

New America Media, the Federal Trade Commission, Bridge Builders of Anchorage, and the Polynesian Association of Alaska invite you to learn how to spot and avoid scams targeting the diverse communities of Anchorage.

Bringing together FTC officials, representatives from the Alaska Attorney General's Office, local police officers, legal aid attorneys, community advocates, and victims of fraud, this discussion will highlight what the media and civic leaders can do to protect themselves and better inform people in their community.

Please RSVP to:

Anthony Advincula at aadvincula@newamericamedia.org

Shikha Singh at ssingh@newamericamedia.org

or by calling (415) 503-4170 

 

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2017 Fourth of July Parade
Jul
4
10:00am10:00am

2017 Fourth of July Parade

Join Bridge Builders of Anchorage and over 100 participants from more than 25 cultures as we celebrate diversity and our theme of "A Great American Melting Pot" in this year's Fourth of July Parade.  We were the Grand Champion's of the 2016 Fourth of July Parade, so let's try to do a repeat!

Meet us in front of the ConocoPhillips building at 700 G Street beginning at 10 am for preparation and staging in time for the 11 am parade start time.

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APD Recruitment Info Session
Jun
29
3:00pm 3:00pm

APD Recruitment Info Session

Mayor Berkowitz has spoken many times on his desire to see the Anchorage Police Department (APD) continue to diversify and reflect our community.  In an effort to understand the process and requirements of applying to become a police officer, as well as answering any questions, APD is hosting an Information Session

Space is limited so please register at:  https://MOA_OnLineForms.formstack.com/forms/apd_recruitmentinfosession

This is a great opportunity to explore a career with the Department. Keep in mind there are many options within APD outside of a sworn officer.  Please share this information widely within your communities. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Amy Coffman at 343-7112, Coffmanaj@muni.org  

Sgt. Mike Jensen at 786-2481, mjensen@muni.org.

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Nanta
Jun
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Nanta

Join us for a wonderful celebration of Korea Alaska Friendship during a free performance of "Nanta," an award winning Korean musical, presented in part by the Consular Office of the Republic of Korea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Korean American Community of Anchorage.

Free tickets are available at https://tickets.centertix.com/eventperformances

 

 

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Camp Kaleidoscope, Youth Day Camp from June 19th - June 23rd
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Camp Kaleidoscope, Youth Day Camp from June 19th - June 23rd

  • Central Lutheran Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Camp Kaleidoscope is a fun day camp for youth between the ages of 8 to 14, that celebrates music, dance, art, stories, and ethnic cooking that can be found around the world and around Anchorage.  Each day includes 4 classes and lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register visit www.keystolifealaska.com  

Early bird registration rate is $275 until April 15th; $300 afterwards

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