KUCB Your voice in the Aleutians September 9, 2019
This Saturday, Unalaska is hosting the second annual Bering Sea Women’s Conference.
Organizer Beatriz Dietrick said, “Storytelling is a very powerful tool and it can promote empathy, connectedness, and be very helpful for building strength in a community. And the idea was to focus more on involving various other communities outside of Unalaska as well. Not necessarily just people from communities along the Bering Sea either, but really reaching out to women in Alaska and women outside of Alaska and expanding the net of the conference.”
“Women leaving at pretty high numbers and not returning to rural Alaska towns. So having a conference directed specifically towards women is very important in establishing these connections and communities of women that will hopefully promote women to stay in these communities or come back to these communities.”