…we had a soiree, us Connections facilitators, and we remembered. In Villingen in the Black Forest I celebrated Christmas with my British boyfriend eating greasy goose we stewed on our hot plate, followed by sweet Badenwurtember wine, far too many glasses, clinking cheer.
It’s ok to act it out... That’s the theme for 30 Pages in 30 Days, A Playwright Competition. Launched in 2017, 30 Pages in 30 Days is a community engagement initiative organized by Prescott Park Arts Festival and funded for a second season by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant.
In 2010, Laurie Lalish of Lutheran Social Services, now Ascentria, conducted a visual arts project with her ESL class in Laconia who created imagery of their homeland. They continued drawing images of home when Jo Radner and I were invited by Laurie to work with her class to do a folktale project.
Why do we remember some stories about the past while passively “forgetting” or actively erasing others? The story of a courageous young woman who resisted her shackles and left everything she knew to find freedom is told by Dr.
A high point of 2017 was an invitation to New Hampshire Humanities Connections staff to do a presentation with the extraordianry Jessie "little doe" Baird who has worked to reclaim the Wampanoag language on Cape Cod.
How is free speech different in schools from in the public square, and how should schools deal with the complexities of speech and expression? In 1965, siblings John and Mary Beth Tinker wore armbands to school to protest the Vietnam War. After being suspended and suing their school district, the U.S.
Ongoing soil degradation, a changing climate, and increasing population has stripped our soil of nutrients and left us on a vulnerable planet. What do our current agricultural practices say about us both individually and collectively?
When Richard Rubin spoke about the last of the World War I “Doughboys” in Warner in June, audience member Nancy Brown wrote to us:“Mr. Rubin was an exceptional speaker. It became very apparent how passionate Mr. Rubin was about World War I and the devastation to the Argon area. I was mesmerized by his talk.”