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There are many stories that make up Alaska – many voices, many cultures, many identities. At the Alaska Humanities Forum, we believe that stories – and in particular stories that reflect a more inclusive narrative of our state – have the power to help bridge difference and spark connection by deepening our understanding of others, ourselves, and our communities. This means that stories are not only central, but critical, to the work of strengthening communities across the state.

We organize stories by 9 themes. Check them out below! 

THEMES WE EXPLORE

Stories of self
Stories of self

Reflecting on moments of personal growth, discovery, and learning to care.

Accurate histories
Accurate histories

Countering dominant narratives of Alaska and its people.

Seeing our own lens
Seeing our own lens

Exploring race, identity, and culture.

Finding our shared purpose
Finding our shared purpose

Understanding our accountability and responsibility to our communities.

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We are of
We are of

Exploring our relationship to place and land.

Cross-generational learning
Cross-generational learning

Celebrating the importance of mentorship in our communities.

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Making change
Making change

Shifting power, finding hope, and strengthening community.

Belonging
Belonging

What does it mean to belong?

Polarization and depolarization
Polarization and depolarization

Connecting across differences of perspective, experience, background, and belief.

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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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