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Event Sponsorship Grants

KINDLING CONVERSATION

connect, engage, inform

New grants available from the Forum to support events

that bring people together for civil discussion inclusive of diverse perspectives, in person or virtually. These new grants will support community events that connect, engage, and inform Alaskans. Up to $2,000 per grant

Quarterly review. Applications due: June 15, 2021 September 15, 2021 December 15, 2021 More details at akhf.org/grants

HONORING CULTURAL HERITAGE and living in Alaska go hand in hand. Close reflections about who we are, where we come from, and what we might pass on to those who come after us are key parts of understanding how we exist in community with others. Writer Kenni Psenak Linden has offered her poetic work up as an entrance point to reflect on how we navigate and carry our heritages. In the poem that follows, she writes of the mixing of her family’s identities, backgrounds, and joys, and her life in Alaska. Consider where you see yourself in her work, how you choose what to carry with you, what you hope to pass forward to those you love, and what heritage means to you in the midst.

Dig Deep and Host Your Own Conversation Are you interested in bringing conversations to your community? www.akhf.org/kindling-conversation

Springboards for Discussion Articles, films, images, exhibits, and texts create common ground and allow everyone to contribute. Conversation Toolkit A facilitator guide, promotional materials, and participant surveys are ready to go.

Proud Supporter of the Alaska Humanities Forum

Facilitator Training We’ll walk you through the process and materials to ensure your community event is a success. Funding A non-competitive $200 micro-grant defrays the cost of hosting.

TAKE WING ALASKA @MatsoninAlaska

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