Thursday: Alyssa Quintyne on how to make a difference in your community.

On this Thursday’s Juneau Afternoon, meet Alyssa Quintyne, who describes herself as a Bajan – an American with heritage from the Caribbean island of Barbados.

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Alyssa Quintyne has been a longtime community organizer in Fairbanks. Her roots in Barbados have given her a unique perspective on reaching out to diverse groups of people.

Quintyne is a community organizer at the Alaska Center in Fairbanks, where it’s a full time job to encourage people, who have been left out of decisions that affect their lives, to get involved.

For Quintyne, community organizing is a constant process of finding ways around obstacles. She says it’s a good thing she’s also an artist, because she takes a creative approach to everything.  https://www.gouachebody.com/

Watercolor by Alyssa Quintyne, who says her art focuses on people and bringing out different characteristics in their bodies and faces. 

 

Part 1. Interview with Alyssa Quintyne, a community organizer at the Alaska Center in Fairbanks

Part 2. Interview with Alyssa Quintyne, a community organizer at the Alaska Center in Fairbanks

Part 3. Interview with Alyssa Quintyne, a community organizer at the Alaska Center in Fairbankis.

Every Thursday, Juneau Afternoon is hosted by the Black Awareness Association of Juneau.

Christina Michelle and Kelli Patterson will lead the conversation, which begins at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at KTOO.org, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.