Grant Highlight: Youth Stories Go Viral

"In high school we all wear masks. In the telling of a personal story, that mask is removed.” Story Works Alaska participant Story Works Alaska began in 2014 with the simple yet powerful mission to support youth voices. The program has evolved and expanded over the past two years with funding and support from an Alaska Humanities Forum annual grant (2015) and a growing number of community partnerships. Today, more than 1,000 students from seven high schools in the Anchorage area have received support and encouragement through Story Works workshops. “Story Works is doing the important work of showing young people how to tell their stories,” explains one of the workshop teachers. “What could

Summer Workshop with Edwin Mighell: Reviving Native Alaskan Local Clay Use

How will you leave your imprint on the world? Nearly all cultures worldwide, including those native to Alaska, have a tradition of ceramic art. Often, ceramic objects are the only evidence that remain centuries after a culture has disappeared. Join the Alaska Humanities Forum and Ed Mighell for a workshop to create a clay tile that tells your story. Connect with others, learn new skills, share stories, and leave with a lasting artifact. WORKSHOPS (Thursdays, 5-8PM): Session1: June 29 Create a design sharing your own heritage, identity, or story and craft a plate to imprint the design on tile. Session 2: July 13 Glaze the tile. Session 3: July 27 Showcase the tile and share the

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