Alaska is described as a land of promise and prosperity, yet stark disparities across our society, especially in the distribution of wealth and opportunity, exist along racial lines — in villages and cities, rural areas and hubs, island and road system communities. Our partners at First Alaskans Institute invites you to be part of its Advancing Native Dialogues on Racial Equity (ANDORE) project by attending a Racial Equity Summit in Anchorage.
The theme “Partners for the Next 10,000 Years…” describes the commitment of Alaskans having difficult and courageous conversations around the topics of race and equity to strengthen understanding of these issues, their impacts and the responsibility and privilege Alaskans carry to make this place better for future generations. It also honors the Alaska Native peoples who have been here stewarding this incredible place for over 10,000 years.
"It is a theme built upon respect and inclusion," writes Liz Medicine Crow, First Alaskans president and CEO. "The summit is open to those interested in advancing racial equity as a shared value of all Alaskans."
The summit seeks to ensure participants walk out the door with tangible skills, such as how to:
- integrate equity into their organizations
- be better advocates, allies, collaborators, supporters, or funders
- deepen understanding of how racial tensions affect Alaskans and how to take effective steps to address it
- create environments that embrace diversity and thrive because of it
- build statewide networks to help advance and empower their racial equity work, and
- connect personal interests and local initiatives to the statewide Advancing Native Dialogues on Racial Equity (ANDORE) project.
If you have any questions, contact Darlene Trigg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-677-1700.