The JAHC- A Juneau Change Maker

In this film, community members are engaged in conversations about their connections with the JAHC, more commonly known as the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council building. Through these interviews, participants recount memorable experiences of art exhibitions and community events they’ve cherished within the building’s walls. Their anecdotes not only showcase the profound impact of this cultural hub on their lives but also infuse the narrative with delightful and engaging stories that capture the spirit of their shared experiences.

Exploring Community and Place through Media Arts took place in the Spring of 2023 at Montessori Borealis Middle School in Juneau on the ancestral homeland of the Áak’w Kwáan and T’aaku Kwáan. Approximately thirty 7th to 8th grade students created films. Students reflected on the prompt of “What makes the Juneau community unique?” and explored topics ranging from important historical events of years’ past to community events taking place today. During this workshop students had the unique opportunity to work with archivists at the Alaska State Museum to find primary sources to better tell the stories they were investigating.

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Land Acknowledgement

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