Dear Humanities Friends,

This month, we celebrate the humanities. To quote Aristotle, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” I was instantly reminded of this quote when I participated in last month’s  Great Michigan Read announcement with  Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha , author of  What the Eyes Don’t See . She is a powerful force, and yet pulls at your heart strings with her warmth and passion. We are certain you will find the book engaging on multiple levels and look forward to launching the program in fall 2019. Join us as a Great Michigan Read partner by visiting our  website
Speaking of hearts and minds, we are hosting our first ever  Michigan Humanities Awards  on Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 pm at the University Club, Lansing. This is a special event and nominations are pouring in as individuals and communities across Michigan wish to celebrate the work of those who make public humanities possible. The awards committee will use selection criteria to choose from special projects that touched lives and told stories, people who led the way for important truths to be shared, and organizations that are the backbone of their communities. Every nominee moves us with their contributions. Please, join us if you can.  Kerry Kennedy  will be flying in from New York that day and will share with us a message of hope we think will make the evening even more special. Call 517-372-7770 or visit  today. Space is limited!
There is not a day that goes by when I don’t feel in my head  and  my heart how lucky I am to be a part of Michigan Humanities. I hope you feel the same. Consider attending our awards event, becoming a donor, or being a community partner. We are looking forward to working with you, and thank you for your passion for the humanities.

Shelly Hendrick Kasprzycki
President & CEO