“That connection is so very important. The key is to help the kids and hopefully break the cycle. We gotta help the next generation.”
Ted SakaiFormer Director of Hawaii Department of Safety and former prison warden on Motheread/ Fatheread
To connect people with ideas that broaden perspectives, enrich lives and strengthen communities.
For more than 40 years, Hawai’i Council for the Humanities has encouraged and supported historical, philosophical and cultural programs for the general public. We seek to use the public humanities to nurture the joy of learning, and inspire community and civic engagement. We aim to bring the humanities to hard-to-reach and nontraditional audiences across the state. Our goal is to improve the quality of life in Hawai‘i through public programs that apply the humanities to everyday lives to help strengthen communities and encourage civic dialogue.
In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.
October is National Arts & Humanities Month! See how councils across the nation are blending the two disciplines to inspire communities and promote understanding. (Part 1 of 2)
Throughout the summer, councils provide enrichment and professional development opportunities for all ages.
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.
State humanities councils, FSHC, and other humanities organizations come together to support National History Day – a program that brings students together, in a friendly history competition, from around the world.