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PROGRAM: Envisioning Justice Community Open Houses

Illinois

Selection locations, IL – [varies] Envisioning Justice Open Houses celebrate the culmination of a ten-week session of arts education classes and community discussion programs. These programs are part of the Envisioning Justice initiative created to engage Chicagoans in a citywide conversation about the impact of incarceration with the goal of imagining a new criminal justice system. (Public)

PROGRAM: Gwendolyn Books Youth Poetry Award

Illinois

Select locations, IL – [award] Illinois Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks founded and led an annual Youth Poetry Award from 1970 until her death in 2000. In 2017, the Council revitalized the Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards and has partnered with the National Poetry Foundation to conduct the 2018 Award program. (Youth)

PROGRAM: Envisioning Justice

Illinois

Select Locations, IL – [discussion] Envisioning Justice will engage Chicagoans of all neighborhoods, races, and socio-economic backgrounds in a citywide conversation about the impact of incarceration in local communities. This program will also invite residents to use the arts and humanities to devise strategies for lessening this impact. (Public)

#HumCitizen: People Powered Publishing Conference

Illinois

Chicago, IL – [conference] This two-day event will feature talks, workshops, and clinics highlighting journalistic work that incorporates public dialogue and participation into the reporting process, with an aim of creating an opportunity for reflection and dialogue between journalists and the public. (Public)

PROGRAM: Reporting Back

Illinois

July 2017 – [Chicago] A discussion and workshop series putting Illinois journalists and citizens in conversation. (Workshop, Reading & Discussion)

PROGRAM: Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards

Illinois

July 2017 – [statewide] A youth poetry award commemorating the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks. (Award)

PROGRAM: Road Scholars Speakers Bureau

Illinois

Statewide, IL – [presentation/lecture] Road Scholars Speakers Bureau enables nonprofit organizations to offer fascinating, free public humanities programs to local audiences. (Public)

PROGRAM: Museum on Main Street – Crossroads: Change in Rural America

Illinois

Aug. 2017 – [deadline] Crossroads: Change in Rural America will explore questions about the role of water for individuals and communities. (Exhibit)

GRANT: IL Multiplier Grants

Illinois

Sept. 15, 2017 – [deadline] Learn more about Illinois Humanities’ multiplier grants (awards up to $15,000). (Grant Opportunity)

GRANT: IL Action Grants

Illinois

Sept. 15, 2017 – [deadline] Learn more about Illinois Humanities’ action grants (awards up to $4,000). (Grant Opportunity)

GRANT: IL Vision Grants

Illinois

Sept. 15, 2017 – [deadline] Learn more about Illinois Humanities’ vision grants (awards up to $2,000). (Grant Opportunity)

RESOURCE: Continuing Ed: Parents and the Future of Illinois Public Schools

Illinois

2016 to 2017 – [online] An online compendium gathering the voices and resources that Illinois Humanities saw during their yearlong, statewide program on the future of public education in Illinois. (Resource)

PROGRAM: Public Humanities Award

Illinois

Chicago, IL – [award] The Public Humanities Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the civic and cultural life of the state through the humanities. (Public)

PROGRAM: Capitol Forum

Illinois

Ongoing – [statewide] A yearlong program that creates the foundation for long-term civic engagement by high school students. (Workshop)

PROGRAM: The Odyssey Project

Illinois

Ongoing – [Chicago, Champaign] A program for students focusing on reading, writing, philosophy, art history, and U.S. history.(Workshop)

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