New York Council for the Humanities’s Community Conversations program has been awarded the prestigious Helen and Martin Schwartz Prize, considered one of the nation’s highest awards in the public humanities.
The Community Conversations invites New Yorkers to engage in thoughtful dialogue about the issues that matter the most to them.
Farzana Morshed, who hosted a Community Conversation on immigration at Queens Community House, said “The motivation and inspiration to do this type of program would not have existed without the support of the Council. It was amazing to see such a diverse group of people comfortably sharing so much of their life experience in a safe space.”
Since 2008, Community Conversations has served over 5,000 New Yorkers in over half the counties in the state, the Council announced. They continue to seek support for the program.
- $50 trains 10 people to lead Conversations during a facilitation webinar.
- $100 funds program materials for 90 participants.
- $300 supports an entire Community Conversation for up to 30 participants.
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