2016 April Think Tank
Thursday, April 7, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307
Guest agency: ARISE (Anchorage Realizing Indigenous Student Excellence)
Topic: How can the community work together to ensure that schools are culturally responsive and respectful?
The Anchorage School District reports 11 percent of their students as Alaska Native/American Indian, but that percentage rises to nearly 20 percent when multiple races/ethnicities are considered.
ARISE (Anchorage Realizing Indigenous Student Excellence) is a collaborative impact project dedicated to ensuring that, “From cradle to community, every Alaska Native child leads a healthy and empowered life with access to unlimited opportunities.” One goal of ARISE is that Indigenous children be empowered to know who they are, their heritage and culture, and their role in the community.
Jonathan Larson, community engagement manager for ARISE, joins us with a question for our April Think Tank: “How can the community work together to ensure that schools are culturally responsive and respectful?”
Think Tanks are a monthly community engagement experience in which a nonprofit agency presents a challenge or issue and attendees brainstorm solutions for the organization. Students, faculty, staff and community members–join us to assist this organization and contribute your thoughts and ideas to the discussion!
Pizza is provided by Moose’s Tooth.
Parking note: Free parking for this event is available in the Library Lot and the East (CPISB) Garage. Please allow extra time to find parking.