The NASW Alaska Chapter is excited to announce a historical event. While it may sound dramatic, it’s true.
The NASW Alaska Chapter’s conferences have a long, rich history in Alaska, and, to our knowledge, will be held in Juneau for the first time ever.
This exciting event will take place September 25, 26, and 27, 2019 at Centennial Hall Convention Center in downtown Juneau Alaska. Prominent speakers, along with informative breakout sessions will fill the agenda. Please stay posted to our website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.
Our conference theme is Nurtured Hearts Nurture Hearts with our areas of focus on bodies, compassion for ourselves, awareness and ultimately unity. We have lined up three engaging keynote speakers with a worldwide presence:
Jes Baker – Is a positive, progressive, and magnificently irreverent force to be reckoned with who is internationally known for preaching the importance of body liberation, self-love, mental health, strong coffee, and even stronger language. Learn more about her at TheMilitantBaker.com
Dr. Alexis Shotwell – Is an associate professor at Carleton University, on unceded Algonquin territory. She is the co-investigator for the AIDS Activist History Project, and author of "Knowing Otherwise: Race, Gender, and Implicit Understanding" and "Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times." Learn more at her website: alexisshotwell.com
Marjorie Kunaq Tahbone – Seen all over the world on Al Jazeera Media Network’s AJ+ series Untold America talking about how traditional tattooing helps Alaska Native women heal from historical and generational trauma, we were in awe of this Inupiaq woman from Nome.
Juneau offers a rich landscape – naturally and with its people. Nestled in the Tongass National (rain) Forest and steeped in primarily Alaska Native cultures of the Tlingit and Haida. Juneau will stick with a person for a long time. Having our conference in Alaska’s capital also helps emphasize the important relationship between social work and legislative advocacy efforts.