#HumCitizen: What Democracy Looks Like

Presented by:
New Hampshire Humanities
Current Initiative: Democracy and the Informed Citizen National Partner: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Pulitzer Prizes Local Partner: K-12 Institutions, Other, Public Radio Subject: History, Journalism, K-12 Education, Professional Development, Varies, War/Veterans Audience: All, K-12, Veterans, Young Adult, Youth/Teen

Expanding on its “Dialogues on War and Homecoming” initiative, New Hampshire Humanities will bring together veterans, high school students, and two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists for writing workshops, oral history sessions, and video projects. These activities will culminate on Memorial Day weekend with a program that features the projects of veterans and students.

This project also builds on the long-term partnership with HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts), veteran groups and New Hampshire Public Radio.

MARCH 2018

Veteran Writing and Photo Journalism Workshop – Manchester, NH – This free workshop for veterans will focus on storytelling through the art of writing and photography, led by Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent David Wood and international photojournalist Andrea Bruce. The workshop will be held on March 12, 13, and 14 at the Nackey School of Communications.

HYPE Day Presentations – Durham, NH – More than a thousand New Hampshire high school students and their teachers gathered on March 15, 2018 at the University of New Hampshire for the 8th annual HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts) Day. Guest speakers David Wood and Andrea Bruce joined students and their teachers for a day of “spirited Socratic discussion” on the theme of “What Democracy Looks Like,” from their vantage point as international journalists. That afternoon, Wood and Bruce led a workshop for teachers and students on conducting oral histories with veterans in their communities.

MAY 2018

What Does Democracy Look Like? A Veteran Reading & Exhibit – Manchester, NH – New Hampshire Humanities is partnering with the Currier Museum of Art to feature the writing and photography of veterans who participated in the March Veterans Workshop led by Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent David Wood and international photo journalist Andrea Bruce. Veterans will read from their works in progress and show their images in response to the questions: “What does it mean to serve your country? and, How does one person effect change?”