Talk of Alaska: ‘Black in Alaska’ aims to increase African American visibility

Alaska is often called the land of opportunity for anyone willing to work hard, but your race and culture shape how you see the world and how the world sees you. A new compilation of the stories of struggle and triumph provides a lens on the lives and careers of Black Alaskans. We’ll learn more of what it means to be Black in Alaska.

Listen here:

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Bill Bailey, advisory committee member, Black in Alaska
  • Renee Wardlaw, advisory committee member, Black in Alaska 
  • Angela Cox, Vice President of External Affairs, Rasmuson Foundation
  • Jewel Jones, advisory committee member, Black in Alaska

LINKS & RESOURCES:

Black in Alaska

PARTICIPATE:

Call 907-550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (Comments may be read on air).

Post your comment during or after the live broadcast on social media (Comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

Previous articleAnchorage’s Polynesian community packs up thousands of pounds of donations for relatives in Tonga
Next articleAlaska News Nightly: Friday, February 11, 2022
Adelyn Baxter is Alaska Public Media's program producer. Reach her at abaxter@alaskapublic.org.