See Stories Summit
Thu May 04 2023 at 03:00 pm to 07:00 pm
BP Energy Center | Anchorage, AK
About this Event
What is the See Stories Summit?
The See Stories' Summit is designed for anyone who has engaged with See Stories' work and mission to build inclusive communities with film and story, from students to teachers, and from funders to community stakeholders. Together we will celebrate our work with a showcase of student films and podcasts, and reflect with conversations about our impact and how we together envision our future. See Stories' frequent collaborator Alice Qannik Glenn, founder and producer of Coffee and Quaq Podcast, will Emcee the event. Tayy Tarantino, an Anchorage based rapper and collaborator with See Stories will help facilitate and provide entertainment. See Stories' Board President Aud Pleas will DJ throughout the event. You can read their bios below. This free Summit will be interactive, meaningful, and fun, and will also include food, a raffle, and a silent auction.
Alice Qannik Glenn
Alice Qannik Glenn (she/her) is Iñupiaq, born and raised in Utqiaġvik, Alaska. She hosts and produces her own podcast show called Coffee & Quaq to celebrate and explore contemporary Native life in urban Alaska. Her episodes have played on KRFF 89.1 FM Voice of Denali, KONR-LP Out North Radio, and KRBD 105.3 FM, and KTOO, and her work has been featured in Alaska Magazine, Anchorage Daily News, AK Humanities FORUM Magazine, CBC Unreserved Radio, and more. She currently serves on the board of Alaska Native Media Group, Women's Power League of AK, the Library Advisory Board and is one-third of Native Time, a collaborative media platform that highlights the real Alaskan experience through multi-media productions. Alice served as Co-Producer for See Stories' film The Forgotten Slavery of Our Ancestors, a Northwest Emmy-nominated documentary Produced for the Southern Poverty Law Center. In 2021, she was nominated by the Pulitzer Center for the Robert F. Kennedy journalism award in radio and earned a first place Columbia Journalism Review’s Covering Climate Now award for the special Coffee & Quaq series "AK Natives on the Front Line" which highlights the adaptability and resilience of Iñupiat in the face of climate change. She received her bachelor’s degree in aerospace studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2014. Alice enjoys diversifying her career path and is passionate about providing accurate and authentic Alaska Native representation in media.
Tayy Tarantino (he/him) is an American hip hop recording artist, and songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska. He started his music career by way of singing in the children and youth choir at his local church, and started rapping at the age of 10. While attending Robert Service High School Tayy formed a rap group and performed in various talent show competitions. Some of his musical influences are J-Cole, Jay-Z, Kanye, Drake, Lil Wayne, and Timberland. While in his senior year of high school Tayy started to record at a local studio which lead him to releasing his first project, the mixtape “Half Step From Legendary” which was dedicated to his recently deceased grandfather “Otis”. He released 3 music video from the project “Brand New Day” “Radio” and “Dead Presidents Remix” which was a major accomplishment for a local artist at the time . The buzz that was created from the project lead to opportunities to open for national acts such as August Alsina, Ludacris, Nelly, The REJ3CTZ’s, and local rock festival Summer Meltdown. Tayy has collaborated with See Stories to co-teach "Shakespeare and Hip-Hop" at McLaughlin for the past three years, helping adjudicated youth translate themes from Shakespeare to original hip-hop songs.
Aud (they/them) is the Alaska Humanities Forum' Workshop Coordinator by day, and DJ by night, and spends their time connecting people and advocating for BIPOC communities and DEI in general. Aud procrastinated on getting their driver's license until their late 20s, but that didn't stop them from serving as station manager at KRUA, serving on UAA's Media Board, and being a mover and shaker in the community. Aud is See Stories' board President and and all around amazing human!
Where is it happening?BP Energy Center, 1014 Energy Court, Anchorage, United States
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