Inside & Out: The Humanities and Mass Incarceration
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by Maine Humanities
1M ago
How Might Humanities Councils Engage with People and Organizations Most Impacted by the Carceral System?  And How Can We Work Together to Imagine a Truly Just Future? This spring, Maine Humanities participated in a three-day historic gathering of 24 state humanities councils and their community partners titled “Inside & Out: The Humanities and Mass Incarceration.” Hosted by Illinois Humanities, this landmark event marked a significant step forward in addressing the complex issues surrounding mass incarceration and its impact on communities nationwide. Maine Humanities’ Meghan Ree ..read more
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Spring 2024 Mini Grant Awards
Maine Humanities Blog
by Maine Humanities
2M ago
Over $15,000 supporting Eight projects across Maine 2024’s spring Mini Grant awardees include a summer history program, a poetry workshop, a symposium celebrating links between food and social justice movements, and more. Lincoln County Historical Association Summer with the Past: Hands-on History Summer Program Wiscasset $2,000 Wabanaki REACH Beyond the Claims– Stories from the Land & the Heart Stillwater $2,000 Indigo Arts Alliance The Welcome Table $2,000 $7,500 Center for Teaching and Learning Workshopping Poets Edgecomb $2,000 Skidompha Public Library Skidompha Public Library P ..read more
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We’re Hiring!
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by Maine Humanities
2M ago
Join Our Team Digital & Social Media Coordinator We are looking for someone who will collaborate with the Communications Team and other staff to create digital and online content that tells the story of Maine Humanities’ programming, partnerships, and impact. The primary work of this position will be: Creating and editing content for graphics, video, audio, and other digital media. Writing and adapting copy and key messaging for online and digital use, including social media and website. Managing Maine Humanities’ social media accounts and campaigns Supporting staff with online publicizin ..read more
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Announcing 2024 Public Humanities Prize-Winners
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by Maine Humanities
2M ago
Portland Poet Laureate and Bates College Professor Awarded Maine’s Public Humanities Prize Maya Williams and Myron M. Beasley, Ph.D., are the 2024 recipients of the Maine Humanities Council’s Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize PORTLAND, MAINE April 17, 2024 The Maine Humanities Council (MHC), a statewide non-profit organization and Maine’s affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has announced the winners of its 10th Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize. Maya Williams, Portland’s seventh Poet Laureate, will be awarded the prize for their creation of safe ..read more
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Read ME 2024 Books
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by Maine Humanities
2M ago
Announcing the Featured Books for Summer 2024! Recommending Author Jaed Coffin has made his picks for the Maine Humanities’ statewide community read—Marpheen Chann’s Moon in Full and Shannon Bowring’s The Road to Dalton. “Marpheen’s memoir helps all of us imagine Maine in ways that maybe we’ve never been asked to before.” Jaed Coffin, Recommending Author The Road to Dalton reads more like a collage than a singular painting—it’s a novel with so many tricks up its sleeve.” JAED COFFIN, Recommending Author Bring Read ME to your library The post Read ME 2024 Books appeared firs ..read more
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Fall 2023 Arts & Humanities Grant Awards
Maine Humanities Blog
by Maine Humanities
2M ago
$5,000 supporting five projects across maine Civil Rights Club at Scarborough High School Guest Speaker Series & Book Study Scarborough $1,000 Penobscot Marine Museum Artist Shoots Artists: Peggy McKenna and the Midcoast Maine Art Scene Searsport $1,000 Veronica Perez braiding circles Westbrook $1,000 Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition Inside Vision Lisbon $1,000 Elder Akewi Queering: Community South Portland $1,000 Learn more about MHC Grants The post Fall 2023 Arts & Humanities Grant Awards appeared first on Maine Humanities Council ..read more
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Summer 2023 Mini Grant Awards
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by Maine Humanities
2M ago
Over $11,000 supporting six projects across Maine Literacy Volunteers of Kennebec Intergenerational Literacy Augusta $2,000 Woman for Healthy Rural Living The Banned Book Groups Milbridge $1,950 Maine Maritime Museum 2023 Symposium: Advancing Access and Equity Bath $2,000 SPEEDWELL Projects A Discussion of Wabanaki Sovereignty Portland $2,000 Patten Free Library Race and Equity: Many Voices Bath $2,000 Evelyn Wong Lunar New Year in Waterville, Maine Portland $2,000 Learn more about MHC Grants The post Summer 2023 Mini Grant Awards appeared first on Maine Humanities Council ..read more
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Summer 2023 Arts & Humanities Grant Awards
Maine Humanities Blog
by Maine Humanities
2M ago
Over $6,000 supporting seven projects across maine Franco-American Heritage Center Books and Stories at the Franco Center Lewiston $1,000 Chebeague Island Historical Society 1890 Passamaquoddy Wax Cylinder Recordings and Native Legends Through Song and Dance Chebeague Island $925 Whitefield Library Association The Petra and Mo Show at Whitefield Library Whitefield $1,000 Millay House Rockland Never Through Me Shall You Be Overcome: Poets in Resistance & Solidarity Rockland $1,000 ArtWaves Standing Stories Northeast Harbor $1,000 Maine Maritime Museum Engaging All: Inclusive Exhibitio ..read more
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Spring 2023 Mini Grant Awards
Maine Humanities Blog
by Maine Humanities
2M ago
Over $15,000 supporting 10 projects across Maine Portland Parks Conservancy Understanding the Complex History of Portland’s Riverton Trolley Park Portland $2,000 Pejepscot History Center 40th Anniversary of the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum: Theatrical Performance and Lecture Brunswick $1,441 Messalonskee Middle School Award Winning Readers Oakland $1,500 Paris Public Library Association Passport to the World Summer Reading Program South Paris $2,000 Liberty Library ‘Northeaster’ Presentation and Discussion by Cathie Pelletier Liberty $350 Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence Lifting ..read more
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2023 Book Ballot
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2y ago
The Books | The Selection Committee For Readers Retreat 2023, we will deepen our engagement with Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism and delve into the project of really imagining new ways of being, new ways to engage with natural environments, new ways to create community, and new ways to survive and thrive, to pause.    Afrofuturism and Africanfuturism ..read more
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