OLLI Winter Lecture Series - An Interdependent People: Community, Conflict, and Change in Alaska by Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails
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Alaskans are a people with an interdependent streak like none other. Hundreds of thousands of Americans tune in to reality programs showcasing our ability to "do it ourselves," off the grid, despite extreme cold and isoldation. Yet--as anyone who has ever stood in front of an eerily vacant dairy case at the store adter a delayed grocery shipment can testify-- to live in Alaska means to be uniquely dependent upon the functioning of infrastructure and the well-being of one's community. What does it mean to be an interdependent people? What wisdom do we have to offer ourselves that will strengthen our minds and hearts in the years ahead?
Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails is the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fairbanks. She earned her Masters of Divinity (M. Div) from the Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California, and served as a trauma response chaplain at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. The focus of her ministry is fostering resilience in the face of trauma, crisis, and uncertainty. She lives in Fairbanks with her husband and daughter.
OLLI Winter Lecture Series - An Interdependent People: Community, Conflict, and Change in Alaska
Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center - Theatre