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Humanities NY Upcoming Webinars, Workshop


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Humanities New York will host two webinars and a workshop to support new applicants for their upcoming Action Grants.

Action Grants offer up to $5,000 to produce public-facing humanities projects that encourage audiences to reflect on their values, explore new ideas, and engage with others across New York State.

The grants require organizations to demonstrate a match of at least one-to-one. The deadline to apply for Action Grants is June 1st, 2018. Continue reading

Liberation: Civil Rights Event at Federal Hall, NYC


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Humanities New York will host a roundtable discussion – Reflections on Liberation: American Civil Rights Past, Present, and Future – on November 28 at 6:30 pm, at Federal Hall, 26 Wall Street, New York.

This roundtable discussion will address the role of social movements in American history and today. Leading writers, thinkers, and artists will guide participants as they cross-examine Civil Rights and other social movement leading up to #BlackLivesMatter.  Continue reading

Schenectady Votes For Women Reading & Discussion Group


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votes for women2017 marks the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage in New York State, and this fall, Humanities New York is exploring the subject with a reading and discussion group.

Union College Professor Andrea Foroughi will leads the group through six evenings of book discussion. The book selections include history, biography, and fiction, and provide a window into this chapter of American social progress and a springboard into ongoing discussions of women’s history. Continue reading

#NY4Suffrage Celebrates New York Suffrage Centennial


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suffrage photoHumanities New York has announced the launch of “#NY4Suffrage: Selfies, Stories & Suffragists Live” a campaign to connect New Yorkers to the diverse people, places, and ideas that started in their own backyards and sparked a national movement for women’s right to vote.

November 6, 2017 marks the centennial of women securing the right to vote in New York State.  To commemorate this transformative moment in American democracy Humanities New York is featuring the legacy of women’s suffrage in communities statewide with a social media campaign starting Centennial Weekend, July 29-30, 2017 through Election Day, November 7, 2017. Continue reading

Grant Opportunities Workshop Planned For Corning July 13th


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Grant WorkshopHumanities New York, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes are co-presenting a free workshop on July 13, 2017 featuring an information session, activity, and  time for networking and Q&A.

Each organization will give a brief overview of the funding opportunities that they administer and their application processes.

The second half of the workshop will be an interactive grant-writing seminar. The presenters will give tips on how to prepare a competitive application, and participants will work in groups to develop a proposal idea. Continue reading