35 colleges and universities are setting up booths at Sitka’s annual College Fair (Tuesday, October 13th at Sitka High School), including the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus. UAS, Sitka is also co-hosting, with Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV), the Clothesline Project.
During budget testimony before the Senate Finance Committee, residents urged legislators to roll back proposed cuts to K-12 education, the Alaska Marine Highway System, domestic violence prevention, and public broadcasting.
Last week (Thursday, 3-26-15), a Senate subcommittee proposed zeroing out all funding for domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs across the state. Among the organizations that would be affected is Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) Sitka’s women’s shelter, which also leads prevention programs for teens and kids.
The Sitka Youth Leadership Committee has gotten behind the “Choose Respect” March, which will happen in Sitka this Thursday (Noon, Thu Mar 26, Totem Square to Crescent Shelter). Committee members Justice Lysons, Reba Dundas, and Millie Nanoyk discuss SYLC’s mission and growing involvement with “Choose Respect.” With the SAFV Shelter’s Julia Smith and Martina Kurzer.