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Mendenhall Fireside Lectures: Fighter in Velvet Gloves, Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich

How did a little-known Tlingit child become the woman whose powerful 1945 speech to an all-white, all-male Territorial Legislature changed Alaska forever, leading to the passage of Alaska's landmark Anti-Discrimination Act nearly two decades before the US Civil Rights Act? Learn more from author Annie Boochever as she presents a rare glimpse into the personal life of Elizabeth Peratrovich through her book "Fighter in Velvet Gloves". 

The annual Fireside Lectures are a free, twelve-week series of hour-long, public presentations every Friday evening at 7 p.m. AKST, from January to March. This year the presentations will return to their usual in-person setting, with an accompanying virtual livestream here on Facebook. No tickets are necessary. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For an accessible copy of the 2023 Fireside Lecture Series schedule, please call the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center at (907)-789-0097 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or email amber.debardelaben@usda.gov.

6000 Glacier Spur Rd, Juneau, AK 99801