In the past month, the Michigan Humanities Council board and staff engaged in strategic work that culminated in a new direction for public humanities in Michigan. Over the past year and a half, we’ve assessed our organization and mission, engaged in many hours of discussion and careful thought, and approved a strategic foundation leading us into the future.
Several board members also joined staff at the Federation of State Humanities Conference in Boston, where colleagues focused on our collective values and work. This, along with the inspiring words of Acting NEH Chairman John Parrish Peede, confirmed our strategic foundation as relevant and forward thinking.
I am pleased to unveil our foundation:
• Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
• Discovery and understanding
• Authentic conversation
• Respectful collaboration
• Meaningful Experiences
We invest in the people of Michigan by creating and sustaining humanities programs that provide us with a deeper understanding of the past, the tools for stronger analysis of the present, or a more informed vision for the future.
To inspire us to come together in creative and freely expressed ways to deepen our understanding of ourselves and enrich our communities.
We are a sustainable, passionate, unifying force that is the humanities leader throughout the state.
Look for much more to be announced in the coming months as we strategically realign our structure and expand our work. We are forever grateful to our many partners and donors who make our mission possible. I hope that you enjoy the ENews. Stay tuned!