February 2017
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Civil Rights DiscussionsBlack Protest, Then and Now

Read and discuss a variety of takes on racial justice.

In 2017, we set out to fund and coordinate more public readings of key civil rights texts. We are already nearly halfway to our goal after just one month. The new Mass Humanities Civil Rights Discussion Grants and Open Discussion grants are proving popular. These grants enable attendees to access the writings, oratory, and consciousness of eminent civil rights leaders, from Harriet Tubman to Black Lives Matter.
ATTEND AN OPEN & HONEST EVENT OR HOST ONE YOURSELF

MCC AwardsA Better Civic Life

Celebrating achievement in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council will present the 2017 Commonwealth Awards on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Massachusetts State House. Our own Executive Director David Tebaldi will receive an award for his exemplary leadership during 32 years of service. Please join us in congratulating him!
ATTEND THE CEREMONY

Berkshire Immigrant Stories ProjectMade into America

Add to the ongoing story of immigration in the Berkshires.

The Berkshire Immigrant Stories Project is paving the way for a Mass Humanities supported Public Humanities Center at Berkshire Community College. Recent local immigrants will share their stories this month in the first of three free public workshops that kick off the pilot project.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE PROJECT LAUNCH

Face to FaceFace to Face

Wedding the theory and practice of dialogue with art.

Does conversation change depending on how we look at one another? Mass Humanities brings together philosopher Walter Wright and artist Matt Mitchell for an active, engaging, and art-filled session exploring this question. Join us, along with our Springfield Clemente Course students and supporters, for tomorrow’s discussion.
JOIN US IN SPRINGFIELD

http://masshumanities.org/about/news/nominations/Board Nominations Sought

Mass Humanities requests your submissions for board nominees. We are looking to add more diversity to our board. The only qualifications are that the nominee must live or work in Massachusetts and support our mission to use the humanities to enrich civic life.
NOMINATE YOURSELF OR A COLLEAGUE

Events at Harvard Book StoreNation-Shaping Ideas

We welcome several authors to Harvard Book Store this month, including the Harvard Kennedy School's Mary Graham and Harvard history professor David Armitage. They will speak on the topics of government secrecy and what constitutes a civil war, respectively.
JOIN US IN CAMBRIDGE

Mass MomentsBlizzard of 78 Strikes

This week's forecast calls for more than a foot of snow in parts of the state, but that's nothing compared to how it was in '78. Between two and four feet fell in just 32 hours.
READ THE HISTORY

Introspective in IrelandIntrospective in Ireland

Ireland's financial crisis prompted a countrywide enquiry into its core values, supported by high school courses in philosophy that leaders anticipate will also help graduates grapple with the increasingly complex world led by new technologies.
CONGRATULATE THEM ON FACEBOOK

Boston's Oldest CafeA Quick Pick-Me-Up

Boston’s oldest Italian café, Caffe Vittoria, is more than meets the eye. Sure, you can get one of the best espressos, martinis, or fresh cannolis in town, but it’s the place’s history that makes it exceptional.
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2017 CalendarHumanities Calendar

We list the best humanities programming in the Commonwealth on our event calendar. See what is happening this month at Mass Humanities. Publish your organization's public humanities events!
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