How could a community with good intentions be home to discrimination and racism? How does a state like New Hampshire that is mostly white fit into the national narrative of racial strife, now and in our past? What do we know about race?
Every spring, New Hampshire Humanities presents book awards to high school juniors who have demonstrated genuine curiosity about history, literature, languages, or philosophy and who hope to deepen that knowledge in college.
More than a thousand New Hampshire high school students and their teachers will gather on March 15 at the University of New Hampshire for the 8th annual HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts) Day, founded and organized by the Souhegan High School Ethics Forum.
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.