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News and Highlights from Arizona Humanities

Arizona Humanities Receives NEH Legacy of Race and Ethnicity Grant

neh_50_logo_2color (1)National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Dr. William Adams made the grant funds available because of the urgent need for community dialogue across the U.S.  Adams remarked, “In the wake of recent events in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minneapolis, people across the country are calling for more vigorous and consequential public discussion of the persistent social, economic, cultural, and racial issues that divide our communities. The National Endowment for the Humanities wishes to add its own energy and resources to this call, and to enlist the help and talents of the state and territorial humanities councils in stimulating meaningful community conversations.”

Arizona Humanities is delighted to answer the call to action; Executive Director Brenda Thomson shared, “We know that the toughest issues can be resolved when people come together and talk to each other.”  Be on the lookout for programs that will stimulate your thinking and provide the opportunity to talk to your friends, colleagues and neighbors about current events. Two of these programs are highlighted in this eNews: Dr. Rashad Shabazz’s conversation on October 13th and the Entre Sueños events on October 19-20th.

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