“‘No one enters violence for the first time by committing it,’” says Mariame Kaba, a Chicago-based organizer, educator, and founder of the grassroots organization Project NIA, which works to end … Read more
Below is a comprehensive list of past recipients for the Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize, which is the highest honor awarded to humanities councils by the humanities community. 1982 “The … Read more
In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, councils are celebrating generational contributions and cultural histories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through their programming. On the West … Read more
“History is so much of a choice,” said Dr. Imani Perry during an engaging dialogue with Jerald Crook, founder and executive director of Alabama’s Higher Ground Society (HGS) and program coordinator for the Georgia Humanities Council. “It is like mapmaking….when you make a map, you make decisions about what matters.”
Illuminating the centrality of poetry to daily life, Lorde emphasizes the roles of identity, culture, and feeling as key to survival.
For the last 41 years, March has marked “Women’s History Month” in the United States. While women’s collective contributions are central to our society, humanities councils also consider the ways … Read more
In February, the humanities council community commemorates the critical contributions, lived experiences, and cultural heritage of Black Americans who have shaped the country’s history…
“I was trying to bring these two worlds together and kind of create a pathway for everyone to engage with this work,” Wilkins said.
From “Native American” and “American Indian” to “Alaska Native” and “Native Hawaiian,” no generalized term is exactly right, explained panelists, given that these terms originate in English.
November marks a time of gratitude but also commemoration with National Native American Heritage Month, and Indigenous cultures are often the focus of humanities councils’ work.
In a year that demanded so much from our humanity, these programs brought opportunities for community members to express themselves, gather together, and provide much-needed context for what we were experiencing as a nation.
Writer and visual artist Melissa Melero-Moose talks about fostering creativity during the pandemic on the Reno-Sparks Indian colony in Hungry Valley, NV. Eric Hemenway, director of the Department of Repatriation, Archives and Records for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, explains how storytelling can uncover misrepresentations about Native communities.