Bridging Cultures

Shared conversations and experiences across differences.


Bridging cultures programs invite participants to explore and dig into differences, as the basis for forming meaningful connections with community. 


Taylor Strelevitz

Conversation Programs Director
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Here are the programs that fit within the Bridging Cultures programming. 

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Science and Us

Science and Us programming is an umbrella area of events and experiences that center around the guiding question: what is possible when everyone is a scientist? Programming will include community conversations, a themed culture shift, and new program models.

More information coming soon! For any questions or interest contact Oliviah Franke,


Relevant Kindling Conversation toolkits

Host your own conversation!

The Forum’s Kindling Conversation Program was built to help you do just that. It provides themed toolkits, host support, and $250 of funding to Alaskans interested in hosting short, thoughtful community conversations tailored to connect people across difference and foster inclusive conversational spaces throughout the state.

Each toolkit has a focused conversation guide, a springboard to launch discussion, community agreements for the shared space, and participant surveys so that you’ll have everything you need to host.

Here are the toolkits that relate specifically to Bridging Cultures:

Death and Culture: Inheriting Richness

Guiding question: how does culture bring joy into how we move through experiencing death and grief?

Salmonberries and Saag Aloo: Carrying our heritage

Guiding question: how do decide what heritage we carry with us?

How Are You Creative?

Developed in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Guiding question: how are you creative?

Languages Barriers and Bridges

Guiding Question: How does language connect us? How does language divide us?

Continuous: A Conversation on Gender and Culture

Guiding Question: How does culture shape our understanding of gender?

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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