Programs & Models

CULTURE SHIFT

Program Contact
Grace Gallagher

Public Programming Manager
(907) 272-5321 | ggallagher@akhf.org

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 Tuesday of each 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.

Tickets are $15 (purchase below)

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!

Next Up: November 19

Julia Terry (queer femme; she/her) believes in being of service in the world. Julia grew up on the YK Delta and in the Interior and is constantly craving salmonberries and cabin life. As an advocate, educator, facilitator, and support person, she has worked in crisis response, street outreach, and low-to-no barrier programs for the past 15 years. Julia holds a G.E.D. and a Masters of Social Work. She is a queer, polyamorous, poor, cisgender, white, anti-racist mother who is family to transgender, queer, and lesbian people. Julia thinks it is essential to wellbeing that we make spaces where people can safely explore who they are.

Julia Terry

"Invite Strangers Home"

Melissa Shaginoff is part of the Udzisyu (caribou) and Cui Ui Ticutta (fish-eater) clans from Nay'dini'aa Na Kayax (Chickaloon Village). She grew up on the southern coast of Alaska where she learned the lifeways of her cousins the Dena’ina. Melissa is an Ahtna and Paiute person, an artist, a curator and a social activist. She is currently the Curator of Contemporary Indigenous Art and Culture at the Anchorage Museum. Within her current curatorial work, Melissa has focused intently on potlatching. She believes that the only future in which institutions embody Indigenous ideologies is one that publicly recognizes its power and autonomously gives it away. Melissa has participated the Island Mountain Arts Toni Onley Artist Project in Wells, British Columbia as well as the Sheldon Jackson Museum Artist Residency in Sitka, Alaska. She has been published in First American Art Magazine and Inuit Art Quarterly and her artwork is collected by the Institute of American Indian Arts, the Palmer Museum and the Pratt Museum.

Melissa Shaginoff

"What Does Land Acknowledgment Actually Acknowledge?"

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?

Rebel Now and Rebel Often

Indra
Arriaga

Queer is Key

Brooks "Goldie"
Banker

Take a Hill Pill

Reth
Duir

An Argument for Violence

Warren
Jones

Civility: Now More Than Ever

Christopher
Constant

Redefining Family

Delaney
Mitchell

Love Needs No Contract

Kris
Palmatier

Why Can't a Rabbi Wear Plaid?

Rabbi Abram
Goodstein
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