Radical ideas, unexpected connections, stronger community - join us for Culture Shift, a monthly series hosted by Alaska Humanities Forum and held at Anchorage Brewing Company.

At each event, two guests take turns each speaking on a topic that they are passionate about - an idea that challenges cultural norms or assumptions. Then, the audience takes part in a fun, interactive, and thought-provoking Q&A to find connections between the two.

PROGRAM CONTACT


Taylor Strelevitz
Conversation Programs Manager
[email protected]

Join Us!

In response to 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.

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", 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. 

Refund Policy: 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.

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. 

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.

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.