Black Awareness Association, Juneau

They say the shortest distance between two people is a story – and every Thursday afternoon, the Black Awareness Association of Juneau bridges the gaps in our understanding about the biggest race and social justice issues of our times with thoughtful conversations from the Black community in this special series. 

Led by Sherry Patterson, the Black Awareness Association of Juneau launched the series in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, which triggered the need for deeper discussions about racism and Black culture. KTOO is thrilled to partner with the Black Awareness Association of Juneau to bring you  perspectives that were birthed from life experiences.


Part 1: The importance of Black literature in our schools

On today’s show, we will continue our month-long series featuring conversations with the Juneau Black Awareness Association Thursdays on Juneau Afternoon. Interview with Christina Michelle Patterson, Sarita Knull, and Nikitia Wilson, Part 1: Interview with Christina Michelle Patterson, Sarita Knull, and Nikitia Wilson, Part 2: Interview with Christina Michelle Patterson, Sarita Knull, and Nikitia Wilson,…

Growing Up Black in Juneau

On today’s show, we will continue our month-long series featuring conversations with the Juneau Black Awareness Association Thursdays on Juneau Afternoon. In this week’s episode Christina Michelle facilitates a discussion with millennials about their experiences with growing up Black in Juneau. Growing Up Black In Juneau, part 1: Growing Up Black In Juneau, part 2:…

Black History in Alaska

On today’s show, we will continue our month-long series featuring conversations with the Juneau Black Awareness Association, Thursdays on Juneau Afternoon. Please join us as they spend the hour in discussion and dialogue about themselves, their organization, and much more. Part 1: Ibn Bailey, Sarita Knull, and Kay Smith Part 2: Maria Bailey, Christina Patterson,…

Conversations with Juneau Black Awareness Association, Thursdays on Juneau Afternoon

On today’s show, we premiere a new month-long series featuring conversations with the Juneau Black Awareness Association Thursdays on Juneau Afternoon. Please join us as they spend the hour in discussion and dialogue about themselves, their organization, and much more. This week’s episode will include introductions and a discussion of what they hope to achieve…

Freedom rings from capitol hill

Bells rang in the capital city at 11 am today to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington.

Living King’s dream

About a hundred people gathered at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Juneau Monday for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. 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…

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