Programs and Grants News from Arizona Humanities

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January 2016
We Are Proud Immigrants: Asian American and Pacific Islander Women Tell Their Stories in Phoenix on January 10th

Join the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, Arizona Chapter, on January 10 in Phoenix from 2:00 - 4:00 pm for an afternoon of stories about the immigrant experience. Featuring stories by Katie Hae Leo, Claudia Kaercher, Sapna Gupta, Jamila & Fatima Rahim, Cindi Kishiyama-Harbottle, and Liz Warren, director of the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute. Click here for more info.
Debt of Honor Film Screening and Discussion in Mesa on January 13th

The film Debt of Honor
examines how the American government and society as a whole have regarded disabled veterans throughout history, beginning in the aftermath of the Revolutionary War and continuing through today's conflicts in the Middle East. Join the Mesa Public Library Red Mountain Branch on January 13th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for a screening and discussion. Click here for more info on Debt of Honor.
Apply for First Mini Grant Deadline by January 15th

Mini grants are small grants of up to $2,000 awarded quarterly to support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience. 2016 Application deadlines are: January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. Click here to learn more about Mini Grants.
Grantee Highlight - Experience the 
Stradivarius Symposium January 16-17th

Join the Musical Instrument Museum January 16-17th for the opening of their newest exhibition! A panel of experts and musicians will help celebrate Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker with engaging talks on the look, sound, and legacy of these instruments. Click to learn more about the speakers and talks.
Authors Night with Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. Explores History  of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Arizona January 21st

Explore the history of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Arizona with Dr. Warren H. Stewart, Sr. Hear his talk on Thursday, January 21st at 6:00pm, "Victory Together for Martin Luther King, Jr." and join us for an interactive discussion and Q&A with Dr. Stewart about this historic achievement.

Christine Szuter joins Board of Directors

Christine Szuter is the Executive Director of the Amerind Foundation in Dragoon, Arizona. Before arriving at Amerind, Szuter was the director of the graduate Scholarly Publishing Certificate program at Arizona State University in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies.  Read more about Christine Szuter.
NEH Awards Grants to 5 Arizona Organizations

In December 2015 the National Endowment for the Humanities announced $21.8 million in grants for 295 humanities projects. Five projects in Arizona were awarded funding for humanities initiatives, preservation, and more. Congratulations to the City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, Arizona State University, Pima Community College, The University of Arizona Poetry Center, and The University of Arizona! Click here to read more about the recipients
Shakespeare's First Folio Travels to Tucson in February

Join the University of Arizona and Arizona State Museum for a series of programs and events surrounding the exhibition of the 1623 First Folio. Assembled seven years after Shakespeare's death, the First Folio includes 36 of his plays - 18 of which had never been before published. Click here to learn more.

National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Awards Seeks Applications

The President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is accepting applications for the 2016 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program AwardsAfter-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs are encouraged to apply. The deadline is February 2, 2016. Click here for more information.
NEH Summer Workshops for Educators

Each year, the National Endowment for the Humanities offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Workshops take place throughout the United States and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2016. Click here to view all educator workshops.
AZ Speaks Presenter Laura Tohe named Navajo Nation Poet Laureate

Laura Tohe is an English professor at Arizona State University, and was named the Navajo Nation's second poet laureate. Tohe is the only tribal poet laureate in the country. Tohe is also a member of our AZ Speaks program. Organizations can invite Tohe to speak by visiting our website. Click here to read more about Laura Tohe.
Important Dates

January 15 - Mini Grants Deadline

January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Office Closed

About Arizona Humanities

Arizona Humanities is an independent non-profit organization and the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. We support public programming in the humanities that promotes understanding of human thoughts, actions, creations, and values. Since its foundation in 1973, nearly $11 million has been provided to cultural and educational institutions throughout Arizona.

Mission: Arizona Humanities builds a just and civil society by creating opportunities to explore our shared human experiences through discussion, learning and reflection.
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