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

No immediate upcoming events.  Please check back for updates.  Thank you!

Past events

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.