Readers in a Connections group can be graduate students learning English as a third or fourth language, or incarcerated fathers using literature to connect with their kids, or first generation new Americans who've come as refugees.
Anders Carlson-Wee was a professional rollerblader before he studied wilderness survival and started hopping freight trains to see the country. He has bicycled across the United States twice, hitchhiked to the Yukon and back, and walked on foot across Croatia and Bosnia through the farm villages of the Dinaric Alps.
The story of a courageous young woman who resisted her shackles and left everything she knew to find freedom is told by Dr. Erica Dunbar Armstrong in her new book, Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge, which was nominated for a 2017 National Book Award.
There’s so much that needs healing in our world... why are we uncomfortable talking about it? New Hampshire Theatre Project is not only talking about these issues—they’ve launched a provocative series, Elephant in the Room, about subjects that we as a society often have difficulty discussing. Supported in part by a Community Project Grant, each program in the series includes a playreading and a facilitated discussion among audience members, artists, and a panel of experts on the topic.
Bill Badgley's students studying English at the Dover Adult Learning Center are immigrants who have university degrees. Their fields of study include architecture, software develoment, communications, business, journalism, environmental science, and engineering.
From January through April 2018, funded in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, residents of Madbury, Lee, and Durham will have the opportunity to investigate race and racism in a series of book discussions, lectures, art exhibits, and activities for all ages.
Has the road to "homecoming" and adjustment back to civilian life been harder and longer than you and your family expected? Veterans, current service members, family members, and friends are invited to attend a 10-week reading and discussion group.
Taintor Child, artist, and program director of MindsEye Designs in Dover, received a grant from New Hampshire Humanities to bring a Connections program to the artists she mentors. MindsEye Designs is a vocational program in the creative arts at Community Partners serving adults with disabilities. Taintor had taught a class in a small space at their Crosby St. office. But now MindsEye has a storefront gallery and a shop on Dover's Central Avenue.
New Hampshire Humanities extends its gratitude to Lincoln Financial Foundation for a $20,000 grant to support its Connections adult literacy program, marking the tenth year of support from Lincoln Financial Foundation.