Programs & Models

CULTURE SHIFT

Program Contact
Grace Gallagher

Conversation Program Manager
(907) 272-5321 | ggallagher@akhf.org

Thank you to our sponsors!

Radical Ideas. Unexpected Connections. Stronger Community.

 

Connect with new ideas and people - join us for Culture Shift, a monthly series hosted by Alaska Humanities Forum and held at Anchorage Brewing Company. 

At each event, a pair of speakers will give short talks on two unrelated topics that they are passionate about and that challenge cultural norms or assumptions. Then, the audience takes part in a fun, interactive, and thought-provoking Q&A to find connections between the two.

When:

Last Wednesday / month, 6:00 to 8:00PM

Come early to grab a drink, meet new people, and chat with friends.

The program will begin promptly at 6:00PM.

Where:
Anchorage Brewing Company
148 W 91st Ave (off King St, South of Dimond Blvd)

Many thanks to Anchorage Brewing Company for hosting our series!

Tickets:
Tickets are "pay-what-you-can tickets", from $5-$25 with a suggested ticket price of $15. 

 

If you have the resources to pay at this price or above,  it will help to make sure that we can continue offering prices that are accessible to all.  Please purchase tickets using the form below.

Refund Policy:

Each ticket represents a spot held. Due to limited seating, tickets are non-refundable and credits are only issued if the event is cancelled or rescheduled. If you are unable to attend, you can transfer your ticket to a friend to attend in your place.  

The 5 Principles of Culture Shift 

Curiosity 

Before anything else, we ask that if you show up to Culture Shift, you show up curious. Listen openly and explore ideas that may be different than your own, don’t be afraid to ask (and answer!) questions, and come with a willingness to look at things from another perspective. Be flexible, this event relies on what you bring to the table. We can’t predict where the conversation will take us, and we invite everyone participating to embrace the unexpected. 

 

Honesty          

We ask all of our speakers to come ready to talk about an idea that they truly believe in. The same goes for our audience. Speak from your own experience and beliefs. Be truthful in acknowledging things you may not understand. 

 

Inclusion 

We strive to foster a space where everyone feels welcome to participate to their fullest. At Culture Shift, we are committed to inclusion and recognition regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity or nationality, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status. We invite all those participating to consider how your words and actions may impact those around you. Don’t be afraid to stand up for what’s right if you hear something said that’s hurtful. 

 

Creativity 

This is a space for visioning, dreaming, and imagining. Let yourselves think beyond the immediately possible, and be encouraged to share your ideas with others. Let yourself have fun with this! 

 

Respect

In this space, we honor one another and the diverse experiences and stories that we each bring. Even in times of disagreement or discord, we believe it is possible to respect and value one another. Respect means listening fully to others and to yourself, and also being brave in speaking out when you disagree.

In light of the ongoing developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and the latest guidance provided by the CDC and the Municipality of Anchorage, Culture Shift is currently on hold until further notice and tickets are not available at this time.

Do you want to make shift happen?
Fill out the form below if you're interested in speaking at Culture Shift, and we'll be in touch!

Past Speakers

Marie 
Acemah

No Culture Left Behind

Clara
Baldwin

Not an Ally

EJ 
David

Tired of Resilience

Derrick
Green

No Better Time to be Black

George 
Martinez

Hip-Hop Can Save the World

Megan
Schiele

Trippin' on Feminism

Larry Merculieff

Step Into the Heart

Nathan Shafer

Who Gets to Talk About Your Culture?

Indra
Arriaga

Rebel Now and Rebel Often

Brooks "Goldie"
Banker

Queer is Key

Reth
Duir

Take a Hill Pill

Warren
Jones

An Argument for Violence

Christopher
Constant

Civility: Now More Than Ever

Delaney
Mitchell

Redefining Family

Kris
Palmatier

Love Needs No Contract

Rabbi Abram
Goodstein

Why Can't a Rabbi Wear Plaid?

Tara 
Ballard

Power of Poetry

Andrea
Costales

Alice 
Glenn

Indigenizing the Podcast

Amy
Meissner

Repair and Re-use

Trevor
Storrs

F*** Tradition

Audrey 
Miller

Power of Choice

Karen 
Hunt

Living by Invitation Only

Naya
Raymundo

Dying for Men to Have a Revolution