Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Celebration
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Celebration

  • BP Energy Center

The Alaska Highway Celebration Committee is marking the 75th Anniversary of the historic meeting in 1942 of the bulldozer from the 97th Engineers (an African-American unit) with the bulldozer from the 18th Engineers (a Caucasian unit) which signified the completion of the Alaska Highway.  The success of African-American engineers in building a large portion of the Alaska Highway is a little known piece of Alaskan history that we would love to share with a wider audience.

Come learn more about Alaskan history on the 26th in preparation for the 75th Anniversary event on Monday, June 5th.  The celebration starts at 11 am on the first floor of the Sunshine Mall at 333 W 4th Avenue.  

 

 

Free Community Outreach - Know Your Rights!
May
31
6:00 pm18:00

Free Community Outreach - Know Your Rights!

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints

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?

Guest speakers include Robin Bronen (human rights attorney and Co-Founder of the Alaska Institute for Justice) and Barbara Brink (criminal defense attorney).

This event is free and will be in the Culture Hall of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. 

The Portraits Project by MK MacNaughton
Jun
2
5:00 pm17:00

The Portraits Project by MK MacNaughton

  • Dos Manos Gallery

MK MacNaughton, an artist from Juneau who owns Sketch Studio, is sharing her work celebrating cross cultural understanding, respect, and honors immigrants in Alaska.  These large scale charcoal portraits feature local Alaskans from Anchorage and Juneau.

This First Friday event is free and open to the public.    

Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Celebration
Jun
5
11:00 am11:00

Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Celebration

  • Sunshine Mall

Please join the Alaska Highway Project at the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the completion of the Alaska Highway.  The historic meeting in 1942 of the bulldozer from the 97th Engineers (an African-American unit) with the bulldozer from the 18th Engineers (a Caucasian unit), signified the completion of the Alaska Highway.  The success of African-American engineers in building a large portion of the Alaska Highway is an important piece of Alaskan history.

The Alaska Highway Project has been working to recognize the contribution of these African American soldiers.  After many years of dedicated work by the Alaska Highway Project, on April 30th, 2017 Governor Walker signed SB46 into law, which adds this important history into the Alaska Studies curriculum.  And now October 25th is forever established as "African American Soldiers Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day."

We will also be honoring one of the members of the African American regiment in person, so please come out to support this remarkable individual.

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

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

  • Central Lutheran Church

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

Jun
24
11:00 am11:00

Korea Alaska Friendship Festival

  • South High School

The Korean American Community of Anchorage proudly presents an afternoon of food and traditional Korean performances including music, dance, martial arts, and more.


World Flavors Potluck 2017
May
13
3:30 pm15:30

World Flavors Potluck 2017

  • Mat-Su Career and Tech High School

Bridge Builders of Mat-Su Valley invite you to join in a celebration of the diverse cultures in the Valley.  Please being a dish from your cultural traditions to share while we meet and learn about our cultures.  There will be traditional cultural performances as well as door prizes, so please bring the whole family to this wonderful event.

Asian Culture Night 2017
May
4
7:00 pm19:00

Asian Culture Night 2017

  • Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Please join the Asian Alaskan Cultural Center as they present Toronto's very own, Folklorico Filipino Canada of Toronto, during Asian Culture Night 2017.

The celebration is in the Atwood theatre at the PAC.  Tickets are $20 for general admission and $25 for reserved seats, and are available online at centertix.net

Perseverance Theatre Book Club: To Kill A Mockingbird
Apr
29
3:00 pm15:00

Perseverance Theatre Book Club: To Kill A Mockingbird

  • Z.J. Loussac Public Library

Join the discussion, hosted by the Perseverance Theatre Book Club, on Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.  The book club will meet in the Ann Stevens room, where they hope to continue  "expanding your mind beyond the stage" and dig deep into the text of this Pulitzer Prize winning book.  You could also enter a drawing to win tickets to Perseverance Theatre's upcoming production of this American classic. 

Music Without Borders
Apr
23
4:00 pm16:00

Music Without Borders

  • Wendy Williamson Auditorium

The Russian American Colony Singers present a musical journey into the cultural heritage of Alaska.  Special guests include Trio Moscow Nights.  The tour includes performances in Juneau, Sitka, Fairbanks, and Anchorage.

Tickets are available from centertix.net or by calling 907.263.ARTS

Persian Cooking Class
Apr
15
5:00 pm17:00

Persian Cooking Class

  • Central Lutheran Church

Join Keys to Life as they present the next community engagement through cooking class, featuring the Rahmanian family.  Come learn about Persian culture and its people, all while enjoying a deliciously prepared Persian meal.

To participate in the class which includes dinner, its $25 per person

To join for dinner only, it is $15 per adult, $6 for children under 12

Register at keystolifealaska.com  

Norwegian Fish Dinner
Apr
8
5:30 pm17:30

Norwegian Fish Dinner

  • Viking Hall

Organized by the Sons of Norway, Bernt Balchen Lodge, this Norwegian Fish Dinner is a festive occasion sharing traditional homemade dishes with music by Bootleg Brown.  

Please call Viking Hall at 349.1613 for reservations by Friday, April 7th

Adults are $30; Teens 12-18 are $15; Children 6-11 are $5; and Children under 5 are free

Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea
Apr
8
2:00 pm14:00

Mother-Daughter Victorian Tea

  • Anchorage Senior Activity Center

Featuring guest speaker, Margy Johnson, Vice President of ADN

Tickets are $10 for children (4-12) and $20 for adults, children under 4 are free; call 907.770.2004 for reservations.

Good Shepherd Orphanage Project Fundraiser
Mar
25
5:00 pm17:00

Good Shepherd Orphanage Project Fundraiser

  • First Presbyterian Church

Please join Anchorage's Southern Sudanese community for a fundraiser in support of the Good Shepherd Orphanage Project, a 501 C3 organization serving the community of Jikow, South Sudan.  

The organization is trying to raise funds to establish an orphanage and feeding center for children who have lost their families due to the war as well as the HIV/AIDS epidemic in South Sudan. 

Alaska Highway Celebration Committee work session
Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

Alaska Highway Celebration Committee work session

  • BP Energy Center

The Alaska Highway Project is forming an Alaska Highway Celebration Committee in preparation of the 75th Anniversary of the historic meeting in 1942 of the bulldozer from the 97th Engineers (an African-American unit) with the bulldozer from the 18th Engineers (a Caucasian unit) which signified the completion of the Alaska Highway.  The success of African-American engineers in building a large portion of the Alaska Highway is a little known piece of Alaskan history that we would love to share with a wider audience.  

Volunteers are needed in the areas of veterans, fundraising, grant writing, media, advertising, documenting, and others to be decided.

Community Cafe at WHS
Mar
23
6:00 pm18:00

Community Cafe at WHS

  • West Anchorage High School

Please join the Polynesian Association of Anchorage and Bridge Builders of Anchorage for a community cafe, an opportunity to get together to discuss concerns, brainstorm ideas, and come up with an action plan to help make our community strong.  

There will also be information from community leaders regarding immigrant rights and resources.

This event is free and will be in the WHS cafeteria  

Know Your Rights
Mar
18
12:30 pm12:30

Know Your Rights

  • Spenard Recreation Center

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?

Guest speakers including our Anchorage Mayor, Ethan Berkowitz, Walt Monegan (the Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner), Mara Kimmel (Anchorage's First Lady and Co-Founder of the Alaska Institute for Justice), Robin Bronen (human rights attorney and Co-Founder of the Alaska Institute for Justice), Barbara Brink (criminal defense attorney), Katie Bisson (teacher specialist and parent liaison for ELL program with the ASD), and a representative from the APD will all help share information on these important topics.

This event is free 

International Food & Arts Extravaganza
Mar
12
3:00 pm15:00

International Food & Arts Extravaganza

  • Williwaw

Please join the Anchorage Sister Cities Commission for its inaugural International Food & Arts Extravaganza.  There will be delicious food samplings from local chefs, live music, and cultural performers from our diverse community.

Proceeds from this wonderful event will assist the Commission in sponsoring educational opportunities between visiting foreign and local students and community events highlighting Anchorage's international cultures.  

Tickets are $30 per person/$15 for students at www.facebook.com/AnchorageSisterCitiesCommission

World Matters Intercultural Alaska
Mar
8
5:30 pm17:30

World Matters Intercultural Alaska

  • 49th State Brewing Co

The Alaska World Affairs Council proudly presents an evening celebrating diversity & connecting through stories by five local storytellers.  

Tickets are $10 for members/ $15 for non-members; available for purchase online at rsvp@alaskaworldaffairs.org or at-the-door.   

Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

Alaska Highway Celebration Committee work session

  • BP Energy Center

The Alaska Highway Project is forming an Alaska Highway Celebration Committee in preparation of the 75th Anniversary of the historic meeting in 1942 of the bulldozer from the 97th Engineers (an African-American unit) with the bulldozer from the 18th Engineers (a Caucasian unit) which signified the completion of the Alaska Highway.  The success of African-American engineers in building a large portion of the Alaska Highway is a little known piece of Alaskan history that we would love to share with a wider audience.  

Volunteers are needed in the areas of veterans, fundraising, grant writing, media, advertising, documenting, and others to be decided.

Immigration and Your Rights
Feb
24
4:30 pm16:30

Immigration and Your Rights

  • Korean American Community Center

The Korean American Community of Anchorage is sponsoring a free seminar on Immigration and Your Rights, with special guests including Mayor Berkowitz and APD's chief of police.  The information provided will be in both Korean and English.

Out of Many, One
Feb
20
5:30 pm17:30

Out of Many, One

  • Fairview Recreation Center

Join the MOA in a community conversation and presentation including diverse representatives of different faiths, nationalities, LGBTQIA, and paths to citizenship.  There will also be a special performance by The Clark Middle School Informers.  

African Cooking Class & Dinner
Feb
18
4:30 pm16:30

African Cooking Class & Dinner

  • Central Lutheran Church

Keys to Life proudly presents a day of Community Engagement through African Cooking with Ida Maboga.  Using special blends of African spices, Ida will share authentic Gambian recipes while you learn about Gambian culture through food and stories.

The Cooking Class begins at 4:30 and is $25 per person (includes dinner)

The Family Dinner begins at 6:30 and is $12 per person/$6 per child

Reservations can be made at http://keystolifealaska.com

Persian Classical, Modern and Urban Style Dance Workshop & Performance
Feb
16
Feb 19

Persian Classical, Modern and Urban Style Dance Workshop & Performance

  • Children's Dance Theatre

Simorgh-Farima Dance Company of Alaska proudly presents a series of intensive dance workshops with Farima Berenji, including Persian Classical, Modern, and Urban Styles.

Workshop registration at http://simorgh-alaska.org

Tickets to the Persian New Year Norouz Celebration performance are available for purchase at http://www.darkparrot.com

Once Uprooted, Now Home
Feb
3
5:00 pm17:00

Once Uprooted, Now Home

  • Anchorage Artists Co-Op

Join CSS and RAIS at the Anchorage Artists Co-Op for an exhibit featuring artwork, photographs, and narratives from the refugee community of Alaska.

A $5 donation is suggested.

Down-To-Earth Wellness & Prevention Talk With Doctors
Jan
27
6:00 pm18:00

Down-To-Earth Wellness & Prevention Talk With Doctors

  • BP Energy Center

Community volunteers have brought together medical professionals and a medicare counselor for a health forum.  There will be presentations on Cancer prevention and symptoms, colon health, and heart health.   Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and get their blood pressure checked.

This event is free

For more information contact Dev Williams at dwilliams@gci.net

    

Chinese Martial Arts Night
Jan
22
5:00 pm17:00

Chinese Martial Arts Night

  • Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Hanban and the UAA Confucius Institute proudly present the Wulin Hanyun Confucius Institute World Tour with an evening of Chinese Martial Arts.

Tickets are free and the performance is in the Discovery Theatre

2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commemoration
Jan
15
3:00 pm15:00

2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commemoration

  • West Anchorage High School Auditorium

Please join the MLK Foundation of Alaska in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with this amazing annual community wide celebration.  The speakers this year will be addressing the theme of "Personal Participation: The Key to the Dream's Actualization,"  and will be joined by the MLK Celebration Choir and diverse cultural expressions from our multicultural community. 

Russian Old New Year Party Masquerade
Jan
14
6:00 pm18:00

Russian Old New Year Party Masquerade

  • Hard Rock Cafe

CRAFT of Alaska presents an evening of celebration with live music and dancing, costume contest with prizes, and delicious American and Russian food all while learning about this traditional Russian holiday. 

Tickets are $18 per person, available for purchase from CenterTix or $20 at the door

Dec
9
5:30 pm17:30

Alaskan Highway Celebration Committee

  • BP Energy Center

The Alaska Highway Project is forming an Alaskan Highway Celebration Committee.  Join us at the BP Energy Center where we will have introductions, a project overview, and a work session.

Fundraiser for The Good Shepherd Orphanage
Dec
2
1:00 pm13:00

Fundraiser for The Good Shepherd Orphanage

  • GrassRoots

Come and meet members of our community from South Sudan and shop at GrassRoots on Friday, December 2nd between 1-6.  Ten percent of GrassRoots sales during this fundraising event will be donated to The Good Shepherd Orphanage Project, which is establishing an orphanage in Jikow, South Sudan for children who have lost their families due to war and/or HIV/AIDS.

 

The Way
Nov
13
6:00 pm18:00

The Way

  • UAA Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building

The National Unification Advisory Council along with proud sponsors, the Consular Office of the Republic of Korea Anchorage, Anchor House, Alex Hotel, AKLS, and Champ Martial Arts, invite you and your family to a wonderful showcase of traditional Korean performing arts entitled The Way.

Free admission 

 

Free 2nd Annual Diversity Community Health Awareness Day
Nov
12
12:00 pm12:00

Free 2nd Annual Diversity Community Health Awareness Day

  • Northway Mall

For a stronger and healthier community - the Polynesian Association of Alaska, the Anchorage Polynesian Lions Club, and Providence Health Services are sponsoring a free health awareness day in the Northway Mall (Burlington entrance).

Contact Lucy at lucythansen@gci.net for more information.