Important work has been done to bring the humanities to the residents of Michigan this year.
Here are just a few of the highlights from 2017:
Poetry Out Loud celebrated
9,138 high school students who powerfully recited the collective works of many great poets and gained greater leadership and confidence.
Great Michigan Read focused on
X: A Novel, a powerfully written story of Malcolm X, woven with the value of how spirit outweighs adversity.
Michigan Humanities supported projects by investing
$432,854 throughout Michigan; funds were used for programs designed to tell the stories of local communities from the Upper Peninsula to southwest Michigan.
As we close 2017, your support matters more now than ever. With your gift you are investing in Michigan’s future as employers increasingly seek workers with skills based in the fields of the humanities, such as critical thinking, the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds, and the importance of understanding one another. These skills have never been more critically needed in our state, our nation and our world! Always remember that the humanities are all about the human story – the story of those who have come before, who comprise our communities today, and those who will come after us.