This photo shows the University of Alaska Southeast campus on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

This photo shows the University of Alaska Southeast campus on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Date set for virtual Power and Privilege Symposium

This year’s Power and Privilege Symposium will be different from past iterations of the event, and it is set for 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 10, University of Alaska Southeast announced.

Like many events this year, the symposium designed as an engaging gathering to advance learning about societal issues will be held virtually. It will feature live keynote speakers, according to a news release from UAS.

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu will be one of the keynote speakers. Wong-Kalu is a Native Hawaiian mahu — a traditional third gendered person who “occupies a place in the middle,” according to UAS. As a modern transgender woman, Wong-Kalu is an activist, kumu hula (hula teacher), filmmaker and community leader.

Haley Moss, another keynote speaker, was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and made international headlines for becoming the first documented openly autistic attorney admitted to the Florida Bar. Moss is an attorney, author, artist and autism advocate.

The call for proposals for the symposium will begin on Sept. 28. In the release, UAS encouraged people to consider submitting a proposal on a topic of their choosing. This year, people may also submit pre-recorded content. Please note, the proposal submission period is earlier this year to build in time to create the online platform.

Details about the submission process will be available on Sept. 28 at uas.alaska.edu/pub/power-privilege.

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