Luncheon Speakers

Feb. 3, 2022 — David Reamer — From Housing Discrimination to Chinchillas: Engaging with the Full Spectrum of History

David Reamer is an academic and public historian who has published on subjects as diverse as baseball, housing discrimination, the 18th century English Gin Craze, and toilet paper. He writes weekly for the Anchorage Daily News (Histories of Anchorage) and daily on Twitter (@anc_historian). Although most historians specialize in topic, approach, or both, David’s subject […]

Jan. 6, 2022 — Frank Baker — 50 years of Alaska outdoor adventures through the seasons: nature’s and his own

Author, photographer, and outdoorsman Frank Baker will begin his presentation with a 10-minute slide show of the four seasons. He will follow with a discussion of how his outdoor adventures paralleled those season while dealing with age-related health issues, injuries, and other challenges. Frank will describe his motivations to write and photograph these adventures and […]

Dec. 2, 2021 — Paola Banchero — Media Literacy Strategies

Being a savvy media consumer means knowing the differences between fake news and legitimate reporting. Paola Banchero is a professor of journalism and public communications at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She teaches journalism, strategic communications, and media literacy. Paola worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Kansas, Arizona, and Alaska, as well […]

Oct. 7, 2021 — MaryLee Hayes and Angie Slingluff — Alaska Women Speak Anthology

We are currently meeting on Zoom. Contact for the Zoom login information. Co-editors MaryLee Hayes and Angie Slingluff will present their recently published book Alaska Women Speak Anthology, a collection of art, stories, poems, and photographs covering 25 years of the Alaska Women Speak journals, from 1992 to 2017. Hayes was managing editor of the […]