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Magnetic North: Arliss Sturgulewski

Arliss Sturgulewski is a retired businesswoman, politician, and longtime Anchorage resident. She received a BA in Economics and Business from the University of Washington and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from University of Alaska Anchorage in 1993. Sturgulewski was elected to the Anchorage Charter Commission, the Anchorage Assembly, and to the Alaska State Senate from 1979 through 1993. She has served on many municipal and state boards and commissions, as a trustee for the University of Alaska Foundation, the Advisory Council for the University of Alaska, and the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

Magnetic North is a documentary film series that explores the personality and character of Alaskans whose actions and ideas have shaped the history, spirit, and values of our state. The films are written and directed by Marla Williams. Learn more about Magnetic North here.




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Depolarizing Conversation Guide: In these pages, you’ll find concrete tools for navigating this kind of challenging conversation with coworkers, family members, friends, and acquaintances, regardless of the topic.

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Alaska Humanities Forum

The Alaska Humanities Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that designs and facilitates experiences to bridge distance and difference – programming that shares and preserves the stories of people and places across our vast state, and explores what it means to be Alaskan.

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