Our weekly dispatch of mind-expanding humanities content
Staying connected across physical distance
Join us for this week's Humanities to Go Online:
Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1000
Join us this week for Humanities to Go Online and watch a documentary film—Marion Stoddart: The Work of 1,000. This is the inspiring true story of the woman who cleaned up the Nashua River. You can watch the 30 minute film by registering here. You will receive an email with a link to watch the video online any time before Monday, June 1.
The exhibition catalogue from the Museum of the White Mountains, “Passing Through: The Allure of the White Mountains,” explores how New Hampshire’s famous landscapes have changed over time. Read through this richly illustrated book for new perspectives on our relationship with nature.
Connections program manager Mary Nolin reads A River Ran Wild. This book, written by Lynne Cherry, tells the story of the Nashua River. Mary designed activities to accompany the book suitable for all age and literacy levels, which are available HERE.
Listen to Mathias Risse, professor of philosophy and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, speak about “The Human Right to Water.” The episode is part of the On the Environment podcast created by the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy.
In keeping with the "water" theme this week, I remembered the inspirational Salva Dut, one of the “Lost Boys” of Sudan, whose story was told by Lisa Sue Park in her book, A Long Walk to Water (2010). You can listen to a short interview with the author and Salva Dut, and then pick up the book at your local library or independent bookstore! Better yet, enjoy Salva Dut’s 13-minute TED talk, “I Kept Walking.”