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Special Program Note:

Please join us on February 5 at 5 pm for our next Humanities to Go Online program Understanding Homelessness in New Hampshire” with Dr. Yvonne Vissing. Homelessness has become a problem for many communities in New Hampshire. In this presentation, Dr. Vissing will explore the history of homelessness and commonly used approaches to understand it. Participants will be encouraged to share their perspectives, questions, and ideas.
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Check out this interview with filmmaker Ken Burns, Director Emeritus of New Hampshire Humanities. During a recent interview with NPR, he shared his perspective on the challenges the US currently faces as well as his optimism for the future. Burns pointed to some of the major historical crises he has explored in his films. 
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If you missed our last Humanities to Go Online program, you can catch up now on our YouTube channel. Dr. Dianna Terrell led this talk on core democratic principles, how they are taught in New Hampshire’s classrooms, and what civic knowledge must be durable to withstand our democracy’s more challenging times.
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National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman made history this week as the youngest poet to read at a Presidential inauguration. Listen to Gorman recite her moving poem “The Hill We Climb.” She told the nation that “while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated."

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT:
New Hampshire PBS
Engaging minds and connecting communities is a mission shared by New Hampshire Humanities and our partners at New Hampshire PBS (NHPBS). Since 1959, NHPBS has provided Granite Staters (and beyond) with the best of PBS and award-winning local programs and is the only statewide, locally owned and operated PBS member station.

NHPBS inspires one million Granite Staters each month with dynamic and trusted local and national programs on-air, online, via mobile, in classrooms, and in communities. NHPBS provides over 200,000 free, curriculum-aligned educational services, while hundreds of thousands of online visitors access information and interactive content. Engaging audiences and often working with partners (such as New Hampshire Humanities), NHPBS creates programs and events to spark meaningful dialogue and connection throughout the Granite State.

In 2017 we collaborated with NHPBS on a series of film screenings and community conversations based on Ken Burns’ landmark documentary, The Vietnam War, at five of the state’s most vibrant cultural venues. Our current collaboration includes a film screening and community discussion preceding the February premier of The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, exploring the 400-year-old story of the black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews. Watch the trailer and look for upcoming announcements!

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