August Council Program Snapshot

August 27, 2020

Throughout this month, the state and jurisdictional humanities councils are collectively running more than 140 programs across the country that touch on important themes affecting communities across the country, including programs on racial equity, suffrage, Indigenous and Native American women, civic engagement, democracy and journalism, and local histories. The programs range from lectures to workshops and from virtual happy hours to book clubs.

The states are listed in alphabetical order – we encourage you to check out what’s happening in your state and then take a virtual road trip and visit a new one! Attend a program? Tell us about it in the comments or share your takeaways on social media using #humanitiesconnect. Have a program to submit? Email us at connect@statehumanities.org.

Council Programs at-a-Glance, August

ALABAMA

  • Aug. 24 Frances Robb: Dating Family and Institutional Photos @ ZOOM – Virtual Program
  • Aug. 27 Reflect, Alabama Virtual Panel Discussion on Facebook @ Alabama Humanities Facebook Page – virtual
  • Aug. 28 Democracy and the Informed Citizen continues with How to Tell Our Stories: A Writing Workshop @ ZOOM – Virtual

ALASKA

  • Aug. 17, 18, 19: Togetherings Podcast Series: “Racism in Alaska: What is our capacity to change?”
  • Aug. 25: Celebrating Leadership in Alaska Virtual Program 
  • Every Friday: Leadership Anchorage Alumni Series

ARIZONA

CALIFORNIA

  • Online through Aug. 20: Unsettled Documentary 
  • Online through Aug. 31: Exhibit:100 Years of the Women’s Vote
  • Aug. 5: Far North-Virtual Listening Session 
  • Aug. 12: BROADCAST-Agents of Change on World Channel
  • Aug. 13: Sonoma County Museum Virtual Conversations with Alicia Sanchez
  • Aug. 22: WEBINAR—Securing the Vote Presentation on the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
  • Aug. 25: Untold Perspectives: reinterpreting women’s suffrage from a 21st century lens online lecture and performance 
  • Aug. 26: UNLADYLIKE2020: Charlotta Spears Bass—Newspaper Editor, Civil Rights Crusader and First African American Woman to Run for Vice President documentary 
  • Aug. 29: Online Performance & Discussion: White Nights, Black Paradise

COLORADO

  • Aug. 16, 30: CO-Veterans Writing Workshops Online

CONNECTICUT

DELAWARE

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

GUAM

HAWAII

IDAHO

ILLINOIS

INDIANA

  • Aug. 27: Rethinking Redlining and Segregation: Prologue to the COVID-19 Crisis Online Program 

KANSAS

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Aug. 12: Virtual Writing for Representation Workshop with Nancy Genevieve Kohl
  • Aug. 19: Reclaiming Their Voice: The Native American Vote in New Mexico and Beyond Virtual Presentation 
  • Aug. 19: Belva Lockwood for President: a Living History Performance with Anne Barrett Virtual Presentation
  • Aug. 26: Impact of Cyberattacks and Civic Engagement Virtual Presentation
  • Aug. 26: She the People: Author Visit with Jen Deaderick Virtual Presentation

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSISSIPPI

  • Aug. 6: MHC Virtual Grantwriting Workshop 
  • Aug. 11: Ideas on Tap: Systemic Racism in America, Part II–Education and Housing Virtual Program

MISSOURI

  • Aug. 9: Science and Suffrage: the Family of Eunice Newton Foote Video Series  
  • Aug. 18: Presidential Elections and Campaigns: What Can We Learn From History? Part 3: Reagan and the Election of 1980 Webinar Series 
  • Aug. 19:Show Me Frank Lloyd Wright by Kelly Johnston Virtual Program 
  • Aug. 19: Growing up with the River-Chapter 4 Virtual Presentation 

MONTANA

NEBRASKA

  • Aug. 18: VIRTUAL EVENT: Train Songs and Tales of the Westward Rails
  • Aug. 29: VIRTUAL EVENT: Fiddle Origins: From Wales to Weeping Water

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • Aug. 12: Comics in World History and Cultures Online Program
  • Aug. 19: New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them Online Program 
  • Aug. 20: Meet Lucy Stone: Enter the Antebellum World of the Abolition and Women’s Rights Movements Online Program 

NEW YORK

NORTH DAKOTA

OKLAHOMA

  • Aug. 13: The Fluidity of Power | This Land is Herland Online Program

OREGON

RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Aug. 4: DigiBridge Virtual Lecture Series – “Travel Winyah Bay: The Historic Waters of Georgetown’s Winyah Bay”
  • Aug. 5: Natural History Trivia: Piedmont Edition Webinar 
  • Aug. 6: DigiBridge Virtual Lecture Series – “The History of the Battleship USS South Carolina, America’s First Dreadnought” 
  • Aug. 11: DigiBridge Virtual Lecture Series – “Continuing the March for Social and Economic Justice in Georgetown County”
  • Aug. 13: DigiBridge Virtual Lecture Series – “The Gullah Dream Keeper”
  • Aug. 14: Seeds of Change Virtual Event, presented by Hagood Mill Foundation
  • Aug. 18: DigiBridge Virtual Lecture Series – “Indigo Girl Eliza Lucas Pinckney: One of the Most Influential Women in American History”
  • Aug. 20: DigiBridge Virtual Lecture Series – “The History of Wilma’s Cottage on Sandy Island” 
  • Aug. 20: Middleton Place Foundation 2020 Speaker Series – Virtual Book Talk with Christopher Hendrix, “Old Southern Cookery: Mary Randolf’s Recipes from America’s First Regional Cookbook Adapted for Today’s Kitchen”
  • Aug. 24: From Parlor to Politics (Virtual Show
  • Aug. 25: DigiBridge Virtual Lecture Series – “The Legacy of Georgetown’s Committee for African American History Observances (CAAHO)” 
  • Aug. 25: Carrie Chapman Catt (Virtual Show)
  • Aug. 26: UNLADYLIKE2020 – Charlotta Amanda Spears Bass Short Film

SOUTH DAKOTA

UTAH

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON DC 

  • Aug. 25: Online Intro Workshop 1: DC Oral History Collaborative (must attend all 3 sessions)

WYOMING

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