Human Ties...
Staying connected across physical distance
Desmond Tutu, who has dedicated his life to fighting injustice, spoke at the New Hampshire Humanities annual dinner in 1998. New Hampshire Humanities is committed to the ongoing work of ending systemic racism and injustice. We are listening and learning. We hope that the resources in this issue of Human Ties will help you to contextualize current events in New Hampshire and across the US.

We stand in solidarity with the Black community in the
fight against racism, injustice, and inequality
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has created a new online portal with resources to help educators, parents, and individuals talk about race. Use these tools to reflect and start conversations.
Shadows Fall North , a 2016 documentary from the UNH Center for the Humanities and Atlantic Media, explores Black history in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Humanities supported this work through our Community Project Grants. You can watch the full film here by using the password SFN2016
Listen to author Ta-Nehisi Coates give the Zengerle Humanities Lecture at West Point, in which he discusses the importance of understanding the history of racism in the US and his National Book Award winning work Between the World and Me .
Chair, New Hampshire Humanities Board of Directors

In this time of anguish over the struggles of this country with race now playing out in the streets, it is worth focusing on justice and hope. We are about the humanities. And without justice, the humanities will die. Bryan Stevenson has devoted his life to racial justice. We recommend the half hour it will take to listen to his speech to the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2017. It offers both hope, and contemplation of what may be needed for the road ahead. LISTEN
Professor Mary Kelly (Franklin Pierce University) will present her program “Ireland’s Great Famine in Irish-American History: Fateful Memory, Indelible Legacy” on Friday, June 5 at 4pm . This will be a live presentation via Zoom and it’s free! Click the RSVP button for details and to register.
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