Bettye Davis African American Summit on Health & Equity
Continuing the legacy of the late state senator Bettye Davis, the Alaska Black Caucus proudly presents the annual Bettye Davis African American Summit. This event brings together the Black community and other people of color in conversation and action to make Alaska a better place for everyone.
The Summit provides a forum for the Black community to educate policy makers and the public about not just the issues facing BIPOC people but also the solutions we want to see. The Summit addresses critical issues of public policy in the areas of economics, justice, education, and health. It is the principal gathering place, idea generator, and voice for the Black community in Alaska. You don’t want to miss it!
Thanks to the generous support of our community partners and donors, the Alaska Black Caucus proud to announce the Equity Center, coming soon to Downtown Anchorage.
The Center will provide office space and centralized services and programs to support our BIPOC community. The facility purchase was made possible by a volunteer-led effort to raise donations to match funds previously granted for the project.
It’s not too late to contribute to our vision for the Equity Center. We welcome your support towards renovations of the facility as we look forward to the Grand Opening… stay tuned for more!
Please contribute if you can or contact us if you would like to join the team of extraordinary volunteers who will lead this historic effort to fruition.
The Latest with the Alaska Black Caucus
The BEE is an award which recognizes one Black identifying Teacher of Color (retired or active) and one Black identifying Teaching Assistant for their contributions
Letter from the President and CEO, Celeste Hodge Growden
Yes, we’ve reestablished the premier non-partisan organization that came into existence back in the 1970’s and had a three decade run. The purpose, then as it is now, of the Alaska Black Caucus (ABC) is to assert the Constitutional Rights of African Americans. We will achieve this by…
Actively involving the Caucus in the decision making processes in the community as a contributing partner with decision-makers and representative bodies affecting the lives and livelihoods of African Americans.
Supporting and working in areas which help to advance the educational, cultural, political, and economic well-being of the African American community.
Acting as a liaison and coordinating entity for the various POC interests within the community and State.
Making available accurate and timely information on relevant issues and areas of concern to POCs and their progressive supporters.
Creating awareness that the struggle to achieve total equality has not yet been achieved.
Emphasizing the ever-increasing need for African Americans and POCs to make renewed attempts toward attaining these goals.
Celeste Hodge Growden
Alaska Black Caucus President/CEO