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The Humanitini program series is our signature, after-work, think and drink program that attracts and engages citizens to examine various social and contemporary issues that impact the lives of D.C. residents. This Humanitini program will focus on an introspective view of the Humanities their value and impact, both locally and nationally.
This panel discussion will demystify the recent rhetoric on the plight of the humanities. As a result, we hope the program will shift the tone of the conversation from "decline" and "crisis" to one of celebration. In doing so, we will highlight the impact and accomplishments of the Humanities inside and outside the academy.
The program will feature a short-film screening of "The Scholar and The Sailor" and discussion with the two subjects of the film, DC native and resident, Greg White, and Jeff Bolster, a professor of History at the University of New Hampshire.
A second panel will engage in a lively discussion that expresses varied perspectives on the Humanities disciplines' local and national impact. The panel will feature Esther Mackintosh, a national advocate for the advancement of the public humanities and President of the Federation of State Humanities Councils, Dr. Tia Brown McNair, Senior Director for Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Nafisa Isa, Project Manager for Marketing and Events at Busboys and Poets and Founder of Kahani a cultural salon series in Washington, DC, and Humanities Council grantee, Lacey Dunham, Program Director, 826DC.
Join us to engage in this important conversation that is getting major attention from the halls of the Academy to the chambers on Capitol Hill. You may find out that you are already benefiting from the Humanities!
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Humanities Council of Washington, DC
The Humanities Council of Washington, DC (HCWDC) is a non-profit organization that provides grant support for community projects that enrich the lives of DC residents through the humanities disciplines. Additionally, HCWDC produces humanities programs, such as Soul of the City andLive to Read, with support from area non-profits, the NEH, and the DC government. The organization was founded in1980 as a private affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and is one of 56 similar institutionslocated in each U.S. state and territory.
HCWDC is governed by a 25 person board of directors, 5 of whom are appointed by the mayor. Working in conjunction with the Council’s small staff, these community leaders are dedicated to creating an environment, in all DC wards and neighborhoods, where residents can participate in open conversations about the humanities and how they reflect contemporary issues and challenges.
Though the HCWDC receives funding from the NEH, it relies heavily on generous support from donorspassionate about promoting the instructive and enriching influence of the humanities in the District of Columbia.