KINDLING CONVERSATION TOOLKITS

Below, you'll find a list of current and upcoming topics with Kindling Conversation Toolkits.

 

We're launching new toolkits all the time! If there is a topic that you wish were on our list, let us know!

HOMELESS IN THE
GREAT LAND

This conversation's springboard is an article from FORUM magazine including interviews with Ernestine Hayes (Alaska State Writer Laureate), Jamie Boring (Anchorage Downtown Partnership) and Rodney Gaskins (Fairbanks Rescue Mission).

What are the limits of our responsibility to end homelessness?

LANGUAGE BARRIERS AND BRIDGES

This conversation's springboard is an article from FORUM magazine including stories about language by Dewey Hoffman (Denakk'e), Itzel Yarger-Zagal (Spanish and Nahuatl), and Luisa Nemitz (German). 

How does language connect us? How does language divide us?

WOMEN IN THE MILITARY

This conversation's springboard is "Stories We Tell and Stories We Don't," an article from FORUM magazine by Shannon Huffman Polson, a born and raised Alaskan and one of the first women to fly the Apache helicopter in the US army.

What stories do we tell about women in the military? How do our stories shape women’s choices and experiences?

JOURNALISM AND COMMUNITY

This conversation's springboards are short texts offering up perspectives from Alaska journalists Susan B. Andrews, Margaret Bauman, John Creed, Daysha Eaton, Lina Mariscal, and Kirsten Swann.

What is journalism for?
Why does journalism matter?


 

TWO-SPIRIT: CULTURE, GENDER AND IDENTITY

This conversation's springboard is based on Jenny Irene Miller's portrait and story series, Continuous, which features Indigenous LGBTQ2+ people from across the state. 

How does culture shape our understanding of gender? How does it shape our understanding of sexuality? 

LEADERSHIP IN ALASKA

This conversation's springboard is the ~30 minute film from the Magnetic North series featuring Clem Tillion, a commercial fisherman and nine-term Alaska State Legislator.

Why do we choose to lead? What is unique about leadership in Alaska?

 

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