Employees from Southcentral Foundation and Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium are rallying once again to voice their opposition to COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
Health care workers, community members, customer-owners, patients and any concerned citizens are invited to join the Aug. 19 event, which begins at 5 p.m. on the Tudor Road sidewalk outside the Alaska Native Medical Center.
Jointly operated by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and the Southcentral Foundation, the medical center is part of a litany of groups that have ordered employees to get the COVID jab in order to remain employed. Both ANTHC and Southcentral Foundation employees must be deemed “fully vaccinated” by Oct. 15. This mandate affects approximately 5,000 people.
The peaceful gathering will include sign waving and networking on the public sidewalk in front of the Alaska Native Health Campus.
“Let’s enjoy declaring the freedom we already possess!” an announcement for the event states.
Participants are encouraged to wear Alaska Native regalia, bring homemade signs, flags, drums, guitars and other musical instruments.
“Sing your songs and dance your dances,” the notice declares.
Some 200 protesters took part in a similar rally earlier this month.
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