Earlier this summer alumni from Anchorage Christian Schools came together to speak out and share stories of racism they experienced while attending school there. Only their experiences weren’t just with other students but the teachers and administration as well.
Emboldened by an open letter from former Miss Alaska Ariane Audett… over 120 Black, Indigenous, People of Color have shared decades of discrimination and abuse they were victim to while attending Anchorage Christian Schools and its parent organization, Anchorage Baptist Temple.
Brothers Gerardo and Carlos Arias attended high school at ACS in the early 2000’s and are among the alumni speaking out. ATMI senior producer Daisy Carter spoke with them remotely on July 24th, 2020 to hear their stories.
Hosted by Rowan Pickard.
Music by Kendrick Whiteman.
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