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.

Jam the Polls with UAA votes

Oct 19 at 12 PM  – Oct 23 at 4 PM

If you’re not following @uaalife on Instagram, you’re missing out! Follow us before October 19 to be the first to see this series release.
Brought to you by UAA Concert Board and the Alaska Center Education Fund, “Jam the Polls” features Alaskan musicians that believe your vote can make a difference.
While you get excited about tuning in, we’re keeping the lineup a secret!
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A non-partisan campus collaboration, this event aims to elevate civic engagement at UAA through education, engagement and events!
Your vote is your voice!
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Online Action Nights: Democracy for All Alaskans

Oct 19 at 5 PM  and Nov 2 at 5 PM

You don’t need us to tell you how much is on the line with this year’s election. One of the best ways we can protect our democracy is by ensuring all eligible Alaskans have our voices heard. Most Alaskans are aware of their voting rights, but a personal phone call or text can often be exactly the nudge a voter needs to make their plan to vote safely this year.
The Alaska Center Education Fund & our partners have ambitious goals to reach every Alaskan in our Get-Out-The-Vote campaign this year, and we need your help to do it! Can we count on you to join our Monday night phone bank series?
Our phonebanks take place over Zoom and begin with a comprehensive training. Our team will prepare you with a script and an online platform that provides phone numbers for likely voters.
*All phonebankers need a relatively quiet space to make calls, a broadband connection, and 2 devices: a computer or tablet and a phone. These requirements should not be a barrier to your participation — please contact us for assistance if we can help by providing access to a phone, computer, internet, or quiet space to make calls*
Your vote is your voice!
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Voter Training with UAAVotes

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5pm

We are only a few weeks away from Election Day, and whether you’re voting absentee, early, or on Election Day – it’s time to make a plan to vote.
Should you change your usual voting routine because COVID-19? Are you registered at your current address? Has your polling place changed? Join for our first Voting 101 training to make a plan to vote and have all of your voting questions answered! Register to join us for Voting 101: Make a plan to vote. This 45 minute basic training is open to ANYONE who wants to vote this election. No previous experience is necessary.

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

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1 PM – 2 PM

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.
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Get Out The Vote Bingo Night!
Monday, October 26, 2020 AT 6 PM  – 7:30 PM

In 2018, Alaska’s voter turnout was just 49.8%. Now more than ever, we must make sure all Alaskans are heard in our political process. Join Fireweed Collective and The Alaska Center and make sure Alaska turns out to vote by November 3rd. We will be offering a variety of activities (texting friends, social media posts, phonebanking) to encourage our communities to vote.

To spice it up, we will be playing phonebank bingo: Make a friend on the phones? Mark off a square. Get talked at for over 15 mins? Mark off a square. “Unprecedented times?” Points for you. There will be prizes for bingo winners, as well as a door prize raffle for all participants.
Bring a friend for a fun night of voter engagement!
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