In 2016, the Mississippi Humanities Council launched Ideas on Tap, a series of humanities-based community discussions about important contemporary issues. Held at local restaurants and bars, each Ideas on Tap program includes a panel discussion featuring knowledgeable participants who present a wide spectrum of opinions on the selected topic. At the conclusion of the panel, audience members have the opportunity to share their thoughts and responses. Past programs have included “Why are Young People Leaving Mississippi,” “What Does our State Flag Symbolize,” and “What Now: Mississippi and the Aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election.”
Ideas on Tap is held once a month at Hal & Mal’s in Jackson, but the program has also expanded to other communities around the state, such as Cleveland and Oxford. For more information on Ideas on Tap, please contact Caroline Gillespie, Program Officer at the Mississippi Humanities Council.