Programs

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PROGRAM: Candid Conversations – A Discussion of Race in Wichita

Kansas

Wichita, KS – [archived] A community-wide series of events examining issues of race and policing in Wichita. Humanities Kansas partnered with the Wichita Public Library with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. (Public

PROGRAM: #QR1863

Kansas

Statewide, KS – [Schwartz Prize Winner: 2014] In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Quantrill’s Raid, community volunteers used Twitter to live-tweet Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, KS. To stage the reenactment, fifty-one historical first person accounts – raiders, survivors, and victims – were connected through hashtag #QR1863. This project was coordinated by a team including the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau, Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence Public Library, Commemorate Lawrence 1863, Lawrence Social Media Club, and the Kansas Humanities Council. This program has been archived. (Public)

PROGRAM: The Big Idea

Kansas

Statewide, KS – [resource] The Big Idea, a new feature from Humanities Kansas, connects the people of Kansas with humanities scholarship on current events and national issues. Resources are provided for interested organizations looking to join the movement of ideas by starting inspiring conversation in book clubs, dinner parties, or on movie nights. (Public)

#HumCitizen: New Tomorrow – Immigrant Stories of Kansas

Kansas

Statewide, KS – [workshop, tour, app] This project explores and expands the ways that journalism is shaping conversations and perceptions of immigrants in Kansas through commissioning immigrant profiles by student journalists, sponsoring community writing workshops, and creating neighborhood walking tours. (Public, Youth)

PROGRAM: Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War

Kansas

Statewide, KS – [varies] To commemorate 50 years since the escalation of US involvement in the Vietnam War, Humanities Kansas is launching a multidimensional, statewide oral history project in partnership with the Library of Congress. $1,500 available for local partner organizations. (Grant Opportunity, Oral History)

GRANTS: General Information

Kansas

Humanities Kansas offers a variety of grant opportunities. Visit the council’s website to learn more about the types of grants offered, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines. (Public)

PROGRAM: Talk About Literature Kansas

Kansas

Ongoing – [statewide] Discussions intended to immerse readers in stories and introduce experiences through literature. (Reading and Discussion)

PROGRAM: FLIKS Short Films

Kansas

Statewide, KS – [film] KH’s FLIKS short films offer insight on what it means to be a Kansan across generations. (Public)

PROGRAM: Poet Laureate of Kansas™

Kansas

Statewide, KS – [reading and discussion] The Poet Laureate of Kansas™ promotes the humanities as a public resource for all Kansans. Kevin Rabas presents readings and discussions about poetry in communities across the state. (Public)

PROGRAM: Speakers Bureau

Kansas

Ongoing – [statewide] Speakers Bureau topics are broad with diverse themes, ideas, and approaches. (Resource, Presentation)

RESOURCE: Shared Stories Project

Kansas

Statewide, KS – [resource] This project features stories created from letters, diaries, newspaper articles, and other materials. Shared Stories of the Civil War and Shared Stories of the Kansas Land scripts are available. (Public)

PROGRAM: Water/Ways

Kansas

Select locations, KS – [archived] Seven communities hosted the the Smithsonian traveling exhibition Water/Ways in Kansas in 2017 and 2018. (Rural Communities)

PROGRAM: The Bill of Rights and You

Kansas

Select locations, KS – [archived] 13 sites hosted the pop-up display exhibit from the National Archives to commemorate the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. (Rural Communities, K-12, Children and Families, Young Adult, Youth/Teen)

OVERVIEW: Kansas Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Activities

Kansas

Statewide, KS – [archived] Humanities Kansas held a series of talks and workshops centered on the importance of freedom of speech in honor of the life and work of William Allen White. (Public)

PROGRAM: Topeka StoryCorps: Sixty Years of Brown

Kansas

2016 – [Archived] A city-wide, inter-generational oral history project that explored the legacy of the landmark Supreme Court case that desegregated public schools. (Oral History)

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