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#HumCitizen: Frederick Douglass, A Bicentennial Appreciation

Massachusetts

Boston, MA – [forum] Celebrating the bicentennial of the birth of Frederick Douglass, the council will support History Day teachers and students, fund a public forum featuring three distinguished scholars, History Day winners, and a performance of a Douglass-themed choral poem. (Public, Students, Educators)

GRANT: Discussion Grants

Massachusetts

Oct. 16, 2017 – [deadline] Mass Humanities’ six different Discussion Grants support projects that involve face-to face facilitated discussion. Maximum awards range from $2,000 to $3,5000. (Grant Opportunity)

GRANT: MA Local History Grants

Massachusetts

Oct. 16, 2017 – [deadline] Local History Grants help smaller historical organizations fund work that relates to their collections. Grants are available in two different forms: the Research Inventory Grant, which provides funding up to $2,000, and the Scholar in Residence Grant, which provides funding up to $3,500. (Grant Opportunity)

PROGRAM: Benefit Dinner

Massachusetts

Oct. 15, 2017 – [Boston, MA] An event held to raise money for programs that reach underserved communities. (Other)

PROGRAM: Annual Symposium – What’s New About Fake News?

Massachusetts

Oct. 15, 2017 – [Boston, MA] A series of public conversations examining fundamental aspects of our democratic culture. The Annual Symposium fall form will focus on the theme “What’s New About Fake News?” (Presentation/Lecture)

GRANT: MA Project Grants

Massachusetts

Oct. 30, 2017 – [deadline] Project Grants support public programming in the humanities in Massachusetts. Standard Project Grants provide funding in amounts up to $7,500, and Incentive Project Grants provide up to $15,000. (Grant Opportunity)

GRANT: Public Squared Challenge Grant

Massachusetts

Feb. 5, 2018 – [deadline] This grant funds a collaboration of two (or more) organizations seeking to build open discussion in response to the thematic initiative “Negotiating the Social Contract” (funding up to $25,000 available). (Grant Opportunity)

PROGRAM: Clemente Course

Massachusetts

Ongoing – [statewide] A course that allows adults in challenging socioeconomic circumstances to receive college level instruction in humanities disciplines and gain college credit. (Workshop)

PROGRAM: Family Adventures in Reading (FAIR)

Massachusetts

Ongoing – [statewide] A reading and discussion program designed for children ages 6-10 and their caregivers. (Reading & Discussion)

PROGRAM: Governor’s Awards in the Humanities

Massachusetts

Ongoing – [statewide] An award that recognizes those who appreciate, understand, and forward the humanities. (Award)

PROGRAM: Literature and Medicine

Massachusetts

Ongoing – [statewide] A multi-session discussion series that explores issues central to caring for people, whether they are well, sick, or dying. (Reading & Discussion)

PROGRAM: Massachusetts History

Massachusetts

Ongoing – [statewide] This program supports the efforts of towns and historical societies that collectively archive the history of the people of Massachusetts. (Varies)

PROGRAM: Mass Moments

Massachusetts

Ongoing – [online] An electronic almanac of Massachusetts History. Each day, podcast and radio listeners, as well as internet users, get the opportunity to hear or read a new story about historical events and people. (Publication)

PROGRAM: Reading Frederick Douglass Together

Massachusetts

Ongoing – [statewide] Through this program, Mass Humanities coordinates annual public readings of Frederick Douglass’ famous Fourth of July address “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” (Reading & Discussion)

PROGRAM: State House Women’s Leadership Project

Massachusetts

Ongoing – [Boston, MA] An initiative that highlights the profound impact women have had on public Massachusetts life. (Other)

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