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"Home" - a new collaborative social practice project tackling perceptions of homelessness

The Forum is excited to announce the first recipients of its new social practice grant, HUMAN:ties, inspired by the statewide impact of Sarah Davies’ 100Stone Project. The selected proposal is a partnership between Ryan Romer, a Yupik/Athabascan multi-disciplinary artist, and Jimmy Riordan, a cross-disciplinary artist based in Anchorage. Their two-year, cross-disciplinary, research based project and resulting co-authored artwork in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Alaska will explore homelessness - a multifaceted, complex issue especially in Alaska where there is a history of seasonality, subsistence, nomadism, and itinerancy. "When thinking about homelessness," Riordan and Romer wrote in

A New Cohort of Local Leaders: Announcing LA21!

The Alaska Humanities Forum is pleased to announce the 21st cohort of Leadership Anchorage. This program, entering its second decade, cultivates local leaders to tackle complex issues within our community and state. Equity, critical thinking, and collaboration are emphasized in monthly sessions that kicked off this past weekend and will run through May, 2018. This year’s cohort of 19 emerging and established leaders represent private, public, non-profit, and military sectors – this mix is an intentional component of the program as participants learn and build skills through group experiences, mentorships, and personal reflection. They also partner with community champions to develop “real

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