Housing is one of the biggest challenges for people who were involved in the justice system. Case manager Nathan Block says solving that takes effort not just from those people, but from the community, too.
The three-hour meeting included some sobering testimony from more than 40 community members who called in, many of them people of color who shared stories of racial profiling and discrimination.
Galindo is one of three Flying University alums who graduated this month with a four-year degree from the University of Alaska Southeast. Former inmate Nathan Block and Thomas Spitzfaden, a regular student who took classes in Lemon Creek Correctional Center with the inmates, also graduated with bachelor’s degrees.
On Saturday, the Native and Rural Student Center at the University of Alaska Southeast hosted its 14th Annual Oratory Event.
Poets have been performing at monthly open mics and poetry slams throughout the year and winners from those events compete in Friday’s grand slam.