Sitka Fellow Bene Rollman and program facilitator Ben Seretan visit the KCAW studio to discuss the Island Institute’s Sitka Fellows Program, a seven-week residency on the Sheldon Jackson Campus for thinkers, builders and visionaries under 30. Rollman is an illustrator based in Berlin, and talks about his artistic influences and what attendees to his Wednesday evening (Aug. 6, 8 p.m. in the Yaw Chapel) collage workshop can expect.
The Morning Interview
Island Institute’s Sitka Fellows Program
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