Shine a Light Speaker Series

At UAF, we are growing into a socially just and caring institution of higher education. This ongoing speaker series, titled Shine a Light: Promoting Conversations on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is designed to encourage understanding, build empathy and engage us in thinking critically about our worldviews.

The series is led by UAF’s Northwest Campus and UAF Department of Equity and Compliance, and is open to ALL! Thanks for being here! Join us on the third Tuesday of every month for a new speaker and topic.

Current events

Shine A Light - Art as Storytelling Flyer
Art as Storytelling

with Jenny Irene Miller

Tuesday, December 6 | 12:00pm | ONLINE ON ZOOM OR VIA PHONE

Jenny Irene Miller is an artist who works primarily with photography, but also sometimes video, sound, and sculpture. Grounded in storytelling, Miller explores the intersection of her identities, from her queerness to her Inupiaq identity, and familial and community relations. Her work explores knowledge of self, place, and ways of knowing.

Jenny Irene Miller is Iñupiaq  originally from Nome, Alaska. Miller’s work explores notions of identity, place, Indigenous feminism, refusal, and access.

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Past events

Indigenous Representation in Media

November 15, 2022
Alice Glenn

Indigenous Represenation in Media

Video Forthcoming

Lost Alaskans: The Morningside Hospital Project

October 18, 2022
Robin Renfroe

Lost Alaskans: The Morningside Hospital Project

Video Forthcoming

Ladawan: Making Images

September 20, 2022
JR Ancheta

Ladawan: Making Images Flyer

JR is a University of Alaska Fairbanks alumnus and is the Chief Storyteller for the UAF Geophysical Institute. Hear about his journey as a photographer. JR will share about his approach to the art and how his experience as an immigrant informs his work.
JR Ancheta is a photographer living in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was born in Laoag City, Philippines, and was raised in Sitka, Alaska, after his family immigrated to the United States.

Video Forthcoming

Black Organizing in Alaska

February 15, 2022
Alyssa Quintyne

Preserving & Teaching Inupiat: Renewing Relationships to the Land and Each Other

January 18, 2022
Roy Apaagzuk Agloinga

Truth and Healing: Alaska's Native Boarding Schools

November 16, 2021
Jim LaBelle

Data for Indigenous Justice: Addressing MMIWG2S in Alaska

September 21, 2021
Charlene Aqpik Apok

Lifting the Veil: Colonization, Critical Consciousness and Community Development in Rural Alaska

September 21, 2021
Charlene Stern

The Queer Art of Holding Still

August 23, 2021
Jonathan VanDyke

Beyond Stonewall: Past and Present Movements for LGBTQ+ Equality

June 21, 2021
Ronnie Houchin

Who Is Elizabeth Peratrovich, Our Alaska Native Civil Rights Leader?

March 29, 2021
Jaquline Kus.een Pata

Black in Hindsight: A Review of Black History in Alaska

February 22, 2021
Jo Malbert Narváez

Uncivilized: A Context for Alaska Native Equity

January 25, 2021
Former UAF Vice Chancellor Evon Peter.