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Janson Jones’ fifth video of the September 25 True Diversity Dinner in Anchorage features Diane Benson speaking about healing racism in Anchorage — & some of my additional commentary on Alaska’s high rate of sexual violence that especially victimizes Alaska Native women. Continue reading
Janson Jones’ video, & my photos, of the Yup’ik troupe Masingka Singers & Dancers performing at the True Diversity Dinner in Anchorage on September 25, 2009.
Here’s a selection of photos I took at last night’s True Diversity Dinner.
Does being a lesbian make me “diverse”? Does being white and heterosexual make my white heterosexual friends and relatives “not diverse”? Duh. But apparently some people believe you should have diversity credentials to attend a diversity dinner. With a tribute to our allies in the summer 2009 fight for the Anchorage equal rights ordinance.
Shortly after vetoing equal protection for LGBTQ people in Anchorage, Mayor Sullivan changed the name of the Mayor’s Diversity Dinner to the Mayor’s Unity Dinner. But we still value diversity. So we’re having our own Diversity Dinner. Join us.