As you know, the country is experiencing the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, now in its 27th day. Although we remain hopeful the shutdown will come to a swift end, I'm writing to update you on the impact on New Hampshire Humanities, our partner organizations, and the Granite Staters we've been serving for 45 years.

The Year of New Voices project of New Hampshire Humanities' Connections program offers a new focus on writing this year.

Supported by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, the Jaffrey Civic Center’s “Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Monday, January 21 will bring people together to remember and find inspiration in the life and work of

Babyboomers, Gen X, Millennials. Whichever label applies to your age group is assumed to express something about who you are and how you approach the world. In some ways, that may be true.

Movies help us experience and understand each other and the world around us. They educate and enlighten us. And, they can lead to meaningful and much-needed discourse. Lights, Camera, Civics! hopes to be a catalyst for such conversations.