All of the speakers talked about the strides our society has taken in terms of race relations since King’s death 45 years ago. They also spoke of the need to keep fighting for equality.
Speakers and performers included:
- Shirley Workman, Mistress of Ceremonies
- Alaska Youth Choir, Missouri Smyth – Director
- Juneau Senator Dennis Egan
- Sally Smith, Office U.S. Senator Mark Begich
- Mike Tagaban, Thunderbird House, Auke Village
- Geny Evangelista-Del Rosario, Filipino Community Advocate
- Glenn Mitchell, “I Have a Dream” reading
- Salissa Thole, “My Country Tis of Thee”
- Daymond Geary, Breakthrough Church
- Lt. Mickey Sanders, USCG
- Richard Green, Glacier Valley Church of God
- Sherry Patterson, President Juneau Black Awareness Association
KTOO’s Casey Kelly produced this audio postcard.
- Juneau's educators have been learning about the history and culture of Southeast Alaska's indigenous peoples through a Sealaska Heritage Institute program.
- Doyon, Alaska’s largest private landowner, qualified for a "small" business discount in a public airwaves auction, until the FCC ruled it didn't. Now it's in court.
- The Tribal Nations Conference was something Obama started and it set the tone for his White House. He describes it as a permanent institution with cabinet-level focus.
- Mackey is a cancer survivor, and has had difficult time in the last two Iditarods, scratching in 2016 midway through the race.