Brenda Campen wrote the viewers’ guide, just released, for the 2009 film “For the Rights of All: Ending Jim Crow in Alaska.” The film tells the story of the effort to end legal discrimination against Alaska Natives, which culminated in the Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act — and preceded more widely-known national civil rights legislation.
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Brenda Campen: The fight for civil rights in Alaska
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more