Briefs: SHI sponsors series, Coastal CODE, Museum Day, Princess Sophia author talk

Briefs: SHI sponsors series, Coastal CODE, Museum Day, Princess Sophia author talk

Capital City Weekly news briefs for Sept. 12-18, 2018.

Princess Sophia book author to speak at State Museum

Ken Coates, co-author of “The Sinking of the Princess Sophia: Taking the North Down with Her,” will share insights about the 1918 shipwreck, at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. His talk will be recorded for later broadcast on 360 North and online at https://www.360north.org/at-the-apk/.

The presentation is part of this year’s summer lecture series relating to the exhibit, “Titanic of the North: The 1918 Wreck of the S.S. Princess Sophia,” at the Alaska State Museum. The final lecture in the series will be on Saturday, Sept. 22, with author Mary Ehrlander, whose new book, “Walter Harper: Alaska Native Son,” profiles one of the victims of the Princess Sophia disaster. The exhibit is on display through Saturday, Oct. 6. For other Princess Sophia events occurring around town, visit http://www.rememberthesophia.org/calendar.html.

SHI to sponsor cultural orientation series for educators

Sealaska Heritage Institute is recruiting teachers and education administrators in the Juneau School District for its fall 2018 cultural orientation program.

The program, Thru the Cultural Lens, is a cultural-connectedness project for educators and pays a stipend to participants who complete the seminars.

“Research has shown that Native culturally-responsive programs are associated with improved academic performance, decreased dropout rates and improved school attendance,” said SHI President Rosita Worl in a press release. “The more that teachers understand the Native worldview, the better they are able to serve our children.”

The fall program will offer 32 hours of cultural orientation through four seminars in September and October. SHI will accept eight secondary-level educators and current or incoming school board members who have not participated in previous SHI cultural-orientation seminars. SHI is seeking additional funds to expand the program to other Southeast Alaska communities.

Educators may register at https://tinyurl.com/yb6a5qkt.

For more information, contact rachael.carlson@sealaska.com or phyllis.carlson@sealaska.com.

Alaska Brewing’s Coastal CODE Grant deadline is Sept. 30

Alaskan Brewing’s Coastal CODE (Clean Oceans Depend on Everyone) supports organizations and activities that promote the health of oceans and waterways by providing grants to nonprofits and sponsoring cleanup efforts throughout Alaska and the West Coast.

“We have grown our cleanup efforts substantially over the eleven years since the Coastal CODE program was established,” said Rochelle Lindley, Alaskan Brewing’s Coastal CODE Committee Chairwoman.

One percent of Icy Bay IPA sales goes toward funding the program, which then issues grant money to organizations and projects that promote cleanup activities or habitat restoration.

More information about the grant proposal process can be found at https://alaskanbeer.com/community/. Interested organizations can apply for Coastal CODE grants by emailing info@alaskanbeer.com.

The deadline for 2018 Coastal CODE grant applications is Sept. 30.

Museum Day and Book Signing with Mary Ehrlander at the City Museum

Author Mary Ehrlander will be signing copies of her book, “Walter Harper: Alaska Native Son,” at the City Museum on Sept. 22 from 10:30 a.m.-noon. Coffee will be provided thanks to a donation from Heritage Coffee Company. Sept. 22 is also Museum Day and admission to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 114 West 4th St., will be free all day. Copies of “Walter Harper: Alaska Native Son” will be available for purchase in the museum store. Following the book signing, Ehrlander will give an author’s talk at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Libraries, Archives, and Museum from 2-3 p.m. The program will be recorded for later broadcast on 360 North and on the web at www.360north.org/at-the-apk.

This event is co-sponsored by the Alaska State Library and Collections, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum and the Juneau Public Libraries as part of The Great American Read. Programming for The Great American Read is offered as part of a grant from the American Library Association and PBS.

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