Upcoming Events

In accordance with COVID-19 CDC recommendations, all of our events have been moved online! All staff are doing their best to ensure everyone has access to events through various platforms. If you are having trouble connecting to one of our events, send an email to communications@akcenter.org.

Parade to the Polls

Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 10 AM – 4 PM. New Hope Baptist Church, 333 Price St, Anchorage, AK 99508

Join us for a car parade + drive-thru event in Mt. View! Together, we will celebrate democracy and create a tradition of voting through hyper-local civic action.
The parade starts at 10 AM near New Hope Baptist Church. After the parade, local residents are invited to a drive/walk-through event starting at 1:00 PM at New Hope Baptist Church where they will receive food, important election handouts, community resources, PPE, and more!
Additionally, residents will be able to register to vote, sign up for their absentee ballot, and fill out the Census!
In order to follow CDC guidelines, we ask that all participants wear proper PPE for the duration of the event. We will also supply PPE if you don’t have any!
Voting 101: Making a Plan to Vote

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 5:30 pm.
Register: http://bit.ly/Voting101Training1

This 45 minute basic training is open to ANYONE who wants to vote this election. No previous experience necessary. Bring a friend!

By the end of this training, you will know how to:

  • Check your voter information
  • Choose the right way to vote for you
  • Find out who your legislators are
  • Find out what will be on your ballot
  • Help your peers make a plan to vote

Allyship and Action

Webinar #3 – Alaska Context and Tools for Decolonization (Part 2)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Part 2 of the Decolonizing training dives into the ways we can move forward. With knowledge of the effects and implications of colonization, we look at how we own our part and use our spaces of access and privilege to mitigate the damage done and actively decolonize our work. If we intend for our work to move forward equitably and to truly protect the lands, waters and people of Alaska we must actively deconstruct the colonial ideas that are at the root of our movements. We can move forward together. This training delves into the spectrum of decolonizing strategies, exploring various personal, institutional, and systemic pathways forward.

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Allyship and Action

Webinar #4 – Tools for Dismantling White Fragility
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This workshop aims to identify white supremacy culture at the systemic, interpersonal, and very personal levels. We will examine white supremacy as a concept that creates visible and also subconscious internalized racial bias even for the most well-meaning folks. Understanding our individual participation in white supremacy culture will help us draw connections to overlapping ideologies that influence our behavior and outlook of the world around us. We will explore methods of interrupting racism and ways in which you can begin to dismantle white supremacy culture in your own daily practice.

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Climate, Care, and Community | Voting for a Just Transition

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1 PM – 2 PM
Register to join us on Zoom: http://bit.ly/VotingforaJustTransition

How can we use our vote to help transition our economy from an extractive one to a renewable one? Representative hopefuls, ballot initiatives, and judges are all on the ballot – and have always been key factors in shaping what we consider “conservation” in Alaska. Please join us as we talk about the history of voting and climate policy in our state. Let’s talk about viable options of using our votes and voice this November and beyond to profoundly affect the future of our state, our communities, our air, and our health. Voting is our superpower; let’s use it to mitigate climate change.