Dear Humanities Friends,

Welcome to Michigan Human ities !  Much thought and careful planning went into our decisions, and we are delighted to share our rebranding. Michigan Humanities is dedicated to the value of public humanities in everyday life. We see examples of this every day:

  • Children talking about key questions and demonstrating their understanding of a book
  • The displays bringing a community’s historical context to life
  • Water/Ways discussion attracting 75 people to talk about the impact of water
  • The Great Michigan Read book being enjoyed by thousands of people all over our great state
  • And so many more.

We will be asking YOU, our important partners, friends, and donors, to share your own story about humanities so we can post it on our social media. We hope you love our new website at . Be sure to visit the annual report page and see the reach of Michigan Humanities across the state.

We are also eagerly anticipating the first ever Michigan Humanities Awards .  The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 16 th at 6 pm at the University Club, East Lansing. We are encouraging you to send nominations for your favorite humanities champion. Details can be found here for both nominations and event specifics.  We are honored to have special guest Kerry Kennedy speak at the event. Ms. Kennedy is a renowned human rights activist, author, and leader. She is Chair of the Amnesty International Leadership Council, author of Ripples of Hope , and the seventh child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy. We hope you will consider joining us at the event – seats are limited!

We have so much more to tell you in today’s ENews , but you can always stay current by following us on social media, or at our website. Michigan Humanities has a wonderful team of board and staff members who are also happy to talk with you and answer any questions. Call us today at 517-372-7770.

Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki
President & CEO