Sitka National Historical Park, SAFV, and Alaska Geographic are sponsoring a youth kayaking trip in Glacier Bay National Park (June 2-9). This trip is being offered to high school aged youth at no expense to the participants.
State funding for domestic violence services was cut by more than $1 million in 2016. That’s meant less money for victim services, prevention efforts, and campaigns to raise awareness. For the 8th year in a row, Sitkans walked through downtown in the Choose Respect march.
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.