UAA Campus is Open

We are pleased to report the UAA Anchorage campus will open on Wednesday, Dec. 5, following last Friday's earthquake. The Chugiak-Eagle River Campus will remain closed, but classes will resume in alternative locations. Students should check UAOnline for their new meeting location. As you return to campus, we encourage you to check the web page for important safety tips and resources about how to submit work requests to facilities for repairs. Please continue to check our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates.

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Resilience is the ability of a system – like a family, a country or Earth’s biosphere – to cope with short-term disruptions and adapt to long-term changes without losing its essential character. Today we face four major crises – environmental, energy, economic, and equity – that challenge the resilience of the systems we care about and the futures of our students. These books will help us talk about these critical issues and the opportunities they offer for change.

Check out the 2018-20 Books!


November 8 & 9: Winona LaDuke Speaking on Climate Change


Thursday, November 8

Leading from the Heart: Activism, Identity and Community Empowerment
11:30 am-1:30 pm,  UAA/APU Consortium Library 307 
Free and open to the public.

Conversation between Winona and E.J. David, UAA Psychology, followed by discussion.  Pizza provided!

All Our Relations: Environmental Justice and Community Empowerment 
 2:30-4:30 pm,  UAA/APU Consortium Library Room 307
Free and open to the public

Conversation between Winona and Viola (“Vi”) Waghiyi, Environmental Health and Justice Program Director, Alaska Community Action on Toxics, followed by discussion.

Potluck Social Honoring Winona

6:00-8:30 pm,  APU Atwood Building  
Free and open to the public  

Friday, November 9

Indigenous Resistance and Community Empowerment
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm,  UAA/APU Consortium Library Room 307
Free and open to the public.

Conversation between Winona and Heather Kendall Miller, Native American Rights Fund, followed by discussion.

Presentation: The Next Energy Economy: Grassroots Strategies to Mitigate Global Climate Change, and How We Move Ahead
7:00 pm, Wendy Williamson Auditorium
Free and open to the public




Common intellectual experiences -- like Books of the Year programs – are a recognized, evidence-based High Impact Practice that supports student success. UAA and APU faculty have selected six books to use over the next two years as the basis for these discussions.


We invite you to join the conversation around these texts and the overarching theme of "Building Community Resilience." Please participate in upcoming events and partner with us to create meaningful programming for our community to engage in this ever-relevant topic.

The books offer multiple ways to approach this complex topic, ranging from an academic exploration of systems thinking and the synergies between economics, energy, equity and the environment (The Community Resilience Reader) to a call to action on the climate crisis (This Changes Everything) and the best climate solutions (Drawdown) to impassioned essays on community survival by a major Indigenous leader (The Winona LaDuke Chronicles) to creative works highlighting the resilience of individuals and communities impacted by poverty, racism, and extreme weather events (Threadbare and Salvage the Bones).   




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