Student artists from Juneau-Douglas High School and Thunder Mountain High School have created art installations that expose the Tobacco Industry’s deceitful marketing and youth targeting strategies. This event will help spread awareness of tobacco’s toll, encourage youth to take a stand against these trends, and provide information about resources for quitting tobacco. The art installations will consist of a “graffiti wall” with messaging about tobacco’s influence and personal statements, and a display of “Airing out Big Tobacco’s Dirty Laundry” with quotes from the tobacco industry painted on laundry items on a clothesline. Students will display these art installations on Wednesday, March 16, at the Heritage Coffee Roasting Co. (130 Front Street) in Juneau. SEARHC’s Health Promotion program will provide tobacco-related education/outreach activities at the café from 3-5:30pm to engage the public in this important issue.

First Lady Donna Walker & Ms. Toni Mallott cordially invite you to attend a fundraising reception benefiting the Alaska Children’s TrustInvesting in our children safeguards their well-being today and assures the future success of our state. We know that children who grow up in safe and supportive homes and communities are much more likely to become capable and contributing adults. Most Alaskan children are growing up with these supports. Unfortunately, many do not. As the statewide lead organization, it is the mission of the Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT) to prevent child abuse and neglect. Since inception, ACT has invested nearly $5 million towards the prevention of child abuse and neglect across the state. We need your help in continuing our efforts to ensuring all Alaskan children grow up in safe, stable and nurturing environments.

On Tuesday, March 1st from 5:30-7PM, ACT’s annual fundraising event with First Lady Walker and Mrs. Mallott at the Governor’s House (716 Calhoun St, Juneau AK). Please consider supporting ACT through a donation and joining SEARHC at the event. ConocoPhillips is providing a $10,000 challenge grant – help surpass this challenge. It will be a fun evening. Please RSVP by February 24th to apaine@alaskachildrenstrust.org or call (907) 248-7676.

February 8 | 6 PM | Elizabeth Peratovich Hall | Juneau

Dr. Vincent Felitti will speak on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) what they are and why they are important.

Next week in Juneau, there are two opportunities (Monday, 2/8 and Tuesday, 2/9) to attend a free lecture by Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma and its adverse impacts on victims decades later. In his lecture, The Lifelong Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Dr. Filitti will discuss research which found that humans convert childhood traumatic emotional experiences into organic disease later in life.

Also speaking: Tuesday | February 9 | 12-1 PM | Walter Soboleff Building | Juneau