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Jan. 14, 2022

Dear UAF community,

On Monday we will take time off to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate Alaska Civil Rights Day. It’s an opportunity to consider the challenges that many have faced throughout our history, the progress that has been made, and the significant work that still needs to be done. 

As members of the UAF community, it’s also an opportunity for self-reflection. As we strive to build a community that is belonging, inclusive and caring, we must ensure that we are doing more than just talking about those values. Let’s work together to promote them through our daily actions. Together we make UAF a place where all voices are heard, and where each is allowed to reach their potential. 

Also, let’s remember that the spirit of Monday’s holidays isn’t limited to a single day on the calendar. The most powerful tribute to the legacies of Dr. King, Elizabeth Peratrovich, and other civil rights leaders in our history is to support equity and justice each day of the year.

Thank you for choosing UAF.

Dan White, chancellor


UAF is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination/.