Neighbors: Stories from Anchorage’s
Neighbors: Stories from Anchorage’s Pandemic Years is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and the Anchorage Daily News to collect and reflect the experiences of Anchorage residents during the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, telling the human story of what we’ve been through and envisioning together what the future might look like.
Together with our community, we’ll examine the ways the pandemic has changed us -- what we’ve lost, how we’ve struggled, what we’ve learned, and how we’ve adapted. We’ll find shared experiences, spotlight innovation and open pathways for empathy, connection, and healing.
We’ll do this through listening, writing, and inviting the community to share.
This project is facilitated by Anchorage Museum Writer-in-Residence Julia O’Malley, who will conduct interviews with individuals, gather feedback through surveys, and lead community journaling and writing workshops. O’Malley will use these opportunities of community sharing to tell our city’s collective pandemic story, which she’ll write in a series of articles published by Anchorage Daily News. Funding for this project was provided in part by the Alaska Center for Excellence in Journalism.
Through sharing our stories, we can find each other.