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Celebrating Elizabeth Peratrovich

by Green & Gold News  |   

Every year on Feb. 16, we celebrate the work and legacy of Alaska Native civil rights activist Elizabeth Peratrovich. The day commemorates the anniversary of Peratrovich's testimony that led to the passage of the groundbreaking Alaska Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. Testimony that day began with many of Alaska's senators speaking against equal rights. Anybody present was then given the chance to speak. Taking the floor as the last speaker for the day, Peratrovich challenged the discriminatory remarks made by legislators. Speaking from the heart about prejudices and injustices experienced by Alaska Natives, her speech was met with applause throughout the chamber and proved pivotal to the bill's passage. Please join the UAA community in celebrating Elizabeth Peratrovich's tremendous contributions to our state and its peoples in ensuring equality for all Alaskans.

Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Celebrations

Alaska Native Studies Symposia in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich. Presented by Alaska Native Studies students. Noon, February 16. Join us on Zoom!

UAA Alaska Native Studies Symposia
Tuesday, Feb. 16, noon
Join Zoom Meeting

  • Meeting ID: 870 4646 9557
  • Passcode: 105661

Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, Inspiring Today's Leaders
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.
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