Equality, equity – justice. Those three words were the driving force of this year’s Bettye Davis African American Summit. The summit is an event helping to further the legacy of Bettye Davis, Alaska’s first African American senator and a champion for the community. Local businesses and organizations were encouraged to participate by setting up booths and selling their wares.

As guests arrived Saturday, February 10, 2024, they were greeted by the sound of live music and invited to browse vendors’ tables. Vendors’ booths ranged from baked goods, fine art, and cosmetic products to sign up tables for services, job boards, and out-of-school time programs. From vendor or performer, to attendee, there was excitement to be there.


The event was an opportunity for community members to support local businesses and learn about services, programs, and organizations relevant to their needs. It was an impactful day to all who were there. Camp Fire Alaska is honored to have played a role in furthering Bettye Davis’s legacy alongside Alaska Black Caucus and other local business and non-profit organizations.

In case you missed our last blog post, we talked about the benefits summer camp has on youth. If you are interested in registering your child for one of our out-of-school time or summer camp programs, you can do that here