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.
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.”
How does our past influence contemporary women’s roles and the recurrent national debate about gender? This month Littleton Public Library presents a three-part series exploring the lives of women in New England through living history, storytelling, and book discussion, focusing on women who pushed the boundaries of “traditional” gender roles and expectations.
At the NH Correctional Facility for Women in Goffstown, a small group of women in red t-shirts and sweatshirts in a gray room with a gray floor were writing the U.S. Constitution by hand. Linda Graham, facilitator in the New Hampshire Humanities Connections adult literacy program, had given everyone a copy from PrintableConstitution.com.