SEARHC clinic closed in honor of Elizabeth Pertrovich day. SEARHC will have on-call staff available to provide emergency care. Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10-11 a.m., at the Filipino Community Hall.
Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.
It has been 70 years since Elizabeth Peratrovich testified before the Alaska Territorial Legislature as it debated the Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. Her speech helped pass the act into law almost 20 years before the U.S.
The slow evolution of liberty and justice for all in our American history is obvious. Liberty and justice has been and is a work in progress for many Alaskans.
On a recent conference call with all the priests of the Diocese of Juneau, we were discussing the need to readjust the salaries of the priests depending on where in Southeast Alaska they are assigned due to the difference of food prices.
The League of Women Voters of Juneau was selected as a finalist for the "Community Connection Award" by the League of Women Voters of the United States at the organizations 51st national convention in Dallas, Texas in Juneau.
Elizabeth Peratrovich's most famous quote is likely, "I would not have expected that I, who am barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with 5,000 years of recorded civilization behind them, of our Bill of Rights.
ART, EVENTS & MUSIC THURSDAY Celebration 2012: Native Artist Market, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sealaska Plaza. Featuring more than 40 booths with authentic Native arts and crafts for sale. Free. Details: 463-4844.
Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a noon lecture series, dance performances, and a Native art market to celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November.
A series of programs in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day will be held on Wednesday. The events are co-sponsored by the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 2 and 70 and The League of Women Voters of Juneau.
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