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Welcome, Emily!

Emily Brockman was born and raised in Dillingham where she spent her childhood terrorizing the local butterfly population and accompanying her father on fishing trips on the Agulowak River. After her father moved, she split her time living between Bristol Bay and Seward. This spring, Emily graduated from Duke University in Durham, NC, with a BA in English, Minors in Environmental Science and Policy and Education, and a 9th-12th Secondary Teaching License. She is excited to be returning to Alaska where she will join the Forum's youth programs staff to design, plan, and coordinate seminars and immersions as the Youth Curriculum Manager. "While most of my time was spent explaining to my STEM c

CARES Act Provides Relief Funding in Support of our Nation's Cultural Organizations.

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced $40.3 million in new CARES Act economic stabilization grants to support essential operations at more than 300 cultural institutions across the country, including six organizations in Alaska. NEH CARES grants, awarded across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, will help cultural organizations to retain staff to preserve and curate humanities collections, advance humanities research, and maintain buildings and core operations. A complete list of all 317 new NEH CARES grants is available here. In Alaska, recipients include the Anchorage Museum Association, the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Museum of the North, the Haines Sh

We Have Work To Do.

Yesterday, George Floyd was laid to rest: a man who nearly thirty years ago told his classmates, “I want to touch the world.” Today, his name is being spoken by protesters worldwide, protesters who have not rested, who will not rest in their pursuit of justice. These protestors line the streets of Minneapolis, streets George Floyd walked every day, and they line the streets of more distant places: of New York and DC, of London and São Paulo, and here in Alaska from Kotzebue to Ketchikan. George Floyd’s murder is unprecedented for what it has set off around the country and around world, but it is not unique in its demonstration of the deadly consequences of systemic and institutional racism e

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