• Let Your Memoir Be Your Resistance: How Booker Wright's Granddaughter Turned His Story, and Her Journey to Uncover it, into American History

      Johnson, Yvette (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-02-05)
      In 2011, Yvette Johnson traveled back to Greenwood, Mississippi–home of the Emmett Till murder and home of the man convicted of slaying Medgar Evers–to uncover true the story of her late grandfather Booker Wright. Booker Wright spent his evenings waiting tables for Whites at a local restaurant and his mornings running his own business. In the 1966 NBC interview and documentary *Mississippi: A Self-Portrait*, his remark, “Have to keep that smile,” sent shock waves throughout America. And what life was truly like for Black people of Greenwood, Mississippi finally received national attention. Four decades later, Yvette Johnson uncovered footage of the controversial documentary. Oddly, no one in her family knew of his television appearance. Even more curious for Yvette was that for most of her life she had barely heard mention of her grandfather’s name or stories explaining his murder. Due to this silence, and her own struggles with race and identity, Yvette Johnson decided to honor the memory of Booker Wright and write The Song and the Silence: A Story about Family, Race, and What Was Revealed in a Small Town in the Mississippi Delta While Searching for Booker Wright. Yvette Johnson currently works as the Executive Director of The Booker Wright Project. In this role, she creates and facilitates workshops on unconscious bias and privilege. This event is sponsored with the UAA Dept. of Sociology, UAA Student Affairs, and UAA Diversity Action Council.
    • Letters from Happy Valley, Memories of an Alaska Homesteader’s Son

      Walker, Dan L. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-02-07)
      Fifty years after leaving the family homestead in Happy Valley, Alaska, Dan Walker unexpectedly received a shoebox full of letters penned in 1958 by his parents as they traveled from Sugar Tree Ridge, Ohio, to build a new life on the Last Frontier. In Letters from Happy Valley, Memories of an Alaska Homesteader’s Son, Dan Walker rediscovers and honors his Alaska roots and the life lived before his father's untimely death, which instigated his family to move to Government Hill. Dan L. Walker has over thirty years in education and his consulting work has taken him throughout Alaska from Anchorage to Barrow and Perryville to Sitka where he works with principals, teachers, and students. He was named Teacher of the Year for Alaska in 1999.
    • Life and Poetry of Randi Owens

      Owens, Randi (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-04-26)
      A poet since childhood, Randi Owens shares her three collections of poetry dated 1969-1973, 1974-1995, and 1996-2016. As a young child, Randi survived the death of both her parents and a disparaging upbringing by writing poems, reading books, and discovering that "there is more to life than what I was living." Her poetry lives beyond the page and is full of deep thoughts, meaning, and emotion.
    • Lifelong Youthfulness and Usefulness: What's Age Got to Do With It?

      Oullette, J P; Jache, Anne; Smith, Casey; Sturgulewski, Arliss; Newman, Richard; Hensley, Willie (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-05)
      Acting as moderator is J P Ouellette, HUMS Practicum IV. Dr. Ann Jache, UAA Sociology Dept., Chair, Gerontology Minor, Casey Smith, world class snowboarder, Arliss Sturgulewski, distinguished Alaska State Legislator, Dr. Richard Newman, founder of The Total Health Clinic, Anchorage, and Willie Hensley, Alaska Native leader, Distinguished Professor in Public Policy and Administration. This event is presented by UAA Human Services classes: Adulthood and Aging and Practicum II, III, IV.
    • Literal and visual storytelling

      Dalton, Jack; Share, Susan; Mills, Sierra; Helmick, Eric (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-04-01)
      A presentation on April 1, 2014 at the University of Alaska Anchorage's Bookstore. Panelists include performance artist Jack Dalton, artist Susan Share, quilter Sierra Mills (UAA Care Team), and Bosco's Eric Helmick. Topics include art and book forms; quilt making and autobiography; written plays and performance; and the role of text in graphic stories. The writer as artist and performer and the various ways we tell each other stories are themes for this event.
    • Living a Purposeful Life

      Jones, Leland (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2017-12-09)
      Leland Jones is a student at UAA who has written a book called A Journey With Purpose, A guide to Starting and Succeeding as an Entrepreneur. In it, he shares his experiences that led him to start two small businesses: T-Quotes LLC and Multi-Motivation. His life as an entrepreneur and philanthropist coupled with his global experiences and strong Christian faith are topics highlighted.
    • Living Peace Now

      Merculieff, Larry; Gehrett, Christine; Kimura, Greg (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-02-07)
      Larry Merculieff was born and raised with a traditional upbringing on St. Paul Island. In 2003, Larry was instrumental in gaining both federal and state recognition of Alaska Native subsistence rights to harvest halibut throughout coastal Alaska. Recently he founded Seven Generations Consulting. His focus for the discussion is the process of connecting with others. Dr. Christine Gehrett is an associate professor in Education. She teaches foundation courses in education, serves on the advisory board for the Alaska Educational Innovations Network (AEIN), on the Chevak advisory board, and on the Center for Community Engagement and Learning advisory council. Her focus for the discussion is peace from within. Dr. Greg Kimura is President and CEO of the Alaska Humanities Forum. A fourth generation Alaskan from Chugiak-Eagle River, he holds a M.Div from Harvard University, where he wrote a thesis on Zen Buddhism and Western philosophical thought, and a PhD from Cambridge University in the philosophy of religion. His focus for the discussion is the ontological state of being.
    • Lost Villages of the Eastern Aleutians: Biorka, Kashega, Makushin

      Mason, Rachel; Hudson, Ray (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2014-12-05)
      The book Lost Villages of the Eastern Aleutians documents the history of three Unangax̂ villages left behind in the evacuations and dislocations of World War II, never to be permanently resettled.
    • The Many Faces and Voices of Muslims at UAA

      Raza, Sajid; Jama, Salman; Jones, Bin Shabaan; Abdi, Nasteha; Hatch, Rabia; Jones, Gregory Shuaib (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-12-02)
      Muslim students studying a variety of disciplines at UAA come together to discuss their life and convictions. Students includ Sajid Raza (graduate student in Civil Engineering), Salman Jama (Anthropology), Bin Shabaan Jones (Elementary Education), Nasteha Abdi (Accounting), Rabia Hatch (Legal Studies). Acting as moderator is Gregory Shuaib Jones, Muslim Chaplain for the Muslim Student Organization at UAA.
    • Mary Ann Poll presents Raven's Cove, Mystery

      Poll, Mary Ann (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-05)
      Alaska mystery writer, Mary Ann Poll, presents her new book Raven's Cove.
    • The Meaning of Deepwater Horizon for Alaska: What We Must Learn

      Ulmer, Fran (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-18)
      Many of us are familiar with Fran Ulmer's service in Alaska--being a mayor, legislator, two terms as Lieutenant Governor, director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research, UAA Chancellor, and currently UAA's Arctic Research Scholar. Fran Ulmer also served as a member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Spill and Offshore Drilling, and is the chairperson of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission and co-founder of Oil Spill Commission Action.
    • Mentoring Refugees: Assisting with Resettlement in Anchorage

      Welker, Nathan (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-12-03)
      Join us as several mentors share their experiences in volunteering with the Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services program, offered by Catholic Social Services, welcoming and orienting new refugees to Anchorage. Family mentors have volunteer agreements for a minimum of six months and a wealth of new experiences and new cultural understandings for themselves! Nathan Welker, a student at UAA, began as a family mentor as a capstone experience in the Civic Engagement Certificate program and following an internship in Senegal. He created this panel presentation as a part of his capstone course.
    • The Mere Matter of Marching: Thomas Jefferson, the War of 1812 and the Taking of Canada

      Fitz-Enz, David (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2011-04-18)
      Colonel David G. Fitz-Enz discusses his book, “The Mere Matter of Marching: Thomas Jefferson, the War of 1812 and the Taking of Canada.”
    • Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon: Mapping the Wild Heart of Alaska

      Albanese, Mary (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2012-04-23)
      Midnight Sun Arctic Moon is the story of Mary Albanese's life from 1977 to 1987 when she moved to Alaska at age 22 to become a rural Alaskan school teacher. Little did she know her life would take a different turn and she would end up a geologist--mapping areas of uncharted geological units for the state of Alaska. Mary Albanese received her master's degree in geociences from UAF. Her book, Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon is published by Epicenter Press.
    • Multicultural Pre-Professoriate Fellowship (MPF) Program Spring Diversity Dialogue

      Moore-Nall, Anita; Senungetuk, Heidi; Mbise, Amana; Chung, Thomas (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2019-04-19)
      Multicultural Pre-Professoriate Fellowship (MPF) Program Spring Diversity Dialogue. Participants in the MPF Program discuss their research. Anita Moore-Nall (Health Sciences/ Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies) presents her research for a medical geology text book on water issues that affect Indigenous People of North America. Heidi Senungetuk (Alaska Native Studies) presents "Sounding Indigenous: Contemporary Inupiaq Expressions” which highlights the creativity of the Kingikmiut Singers and Dancers of Anchorage. Amana Mbise (Social Work) presents his work on children's rights and rights based approaches to working with children. His PhD research looked at the adoption of rights based approaches by child rights NGO's in Tanzania. This event is sponsored by the UAA Faculty Senate Diversity Committee and is hosted by Thomas Chung.
    • My First 50 Years in Broadcasting (1961-2011)

      Heimel, Steve (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-21)
      Steve Heimel has been a senior reporter and producer for the Alaska Public Radio Network and host of its call-in show, Talk of Alaska. At this event, his memoir in progress and his insights about life, journalism, and people will be shared.
    • Mystery author Keenan Powell presents Deadly Solution, with author Stan Jones.

      Powell, Keenan; Jones, Stan (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-01)
      In Deadly Solution, Maeve Malloy, a public defender in Anchorage, defends an Alaska Native man accused of beating another homeless man to death. With no witnesses to the crime and a client who claims to have no knowledge of the night of the murder, the case seems stacked against her, Keenan Powell is a practicing attorney in Anchorage. She received a Bachelors of Science in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University and a Juris doctorate from McGeorge School of Law. Joining Keenan Powell is mystery writer Stan Jones. Stan Jones is author of Tundra Kill; White Sky, Black Ice; Shaman Pass; frozen Sun; Village of the Ghost Bears.
    • Mystery Author Stan Jones and Sepculative Fiction Authors Sterling Emmal and L. S. Goulet

      Jones, Stan; Emmal, Sterling; Goulet, L. S. (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2016-12-16)
      Sterling Emmal is author of the sci-fi fantasy The Executioner of Rawule and L. S. Goulet is author of the fantasy book Sword of Dragonblood. Tundra Kill is Stan Jones' latest Nathan Active mystery. His other books include White Sky, Black Ice; Shaman Pass, Frozen Sun; Village of the Ghost Bears, and the nonfiction classic, The Spill: Personal Stories from the Exxon Valdez Disaster, coauthored with Sharon Bushell.
    • the Mystery of the Fire Trees of Southeast Alaska

      Langdon, Steve J.; Henrikson, Mary Ida; Morgan, Lael (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2018-04-21)
      Mary Ida Henrikson, born and raised in Ketchikan Alaska, was surprised to learn she had an ancient cedar on her property that had appeared to have been altered for fire storage. Soon she discovered dozens of other centuries-old trees with deeply burned interiors. What did this mean? Author and artist Mary Ida Henrikson with Dr. Steven Langdon and Lael Morgan.
    • No Small Lives: handbook of North American Early Women Adult Educators, 1925-1950

      Bersch, Gretchen; Lund, Carole (University of Alaska Anchorage. Bookstore, 2015-04-08)
      The book, No Small Lives: Handbook of North American Early Women Adult Educators, 1925-1950, edited by Gretchen Bersch, contains the stories of 26 North American women who were active in the field of adult education, 1925-1950. Generally, women's contributions have been omitted from the field's histories. No Small Lives is designed to address this gap. Gretchen Bersch, Professor Emerita at UAA began her career in adult education in 1971. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including being inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. Carole L. Lund is Associate Professor of Business in the Business Administration Department at Alaska Pacific University.