Vermont Humanities has named Susan Piccoli, the librarian for Woodstock Union High School and Middle School, as its 2021 Victor R. Swenson humanities educator of the year.
“Dreaming of Timbuctoo” is a traveling exhibit that will be displayed through October at Town Hall Theatre in Middlebury, with support from a Vermont Humanities Rapid Response grant.
Vermont Humanities recently announced its Vermont Reads book choice for 2021: We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra.
The mastermind behind the vision of Mi Vida, Mi Voz (My Life, My Voice) is a 17-year-old senior at Hinesburg High School, Lena Ashooh of Shelburne. Her project aims to draw attention to Vermont’s migrant community and to rural youth through annual workshops.
Vermont Humanities is delighted to announce the creation of the Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities, created through a legacy gift of $125,000 from Anne’s estate. The fund will support projects at Vermont Humanities that focus on women writers.
Three new employees have joined Vermont Humanities in just the past six months: Community Programs Officer Rachel Edens and Literacy Programs Manager Jonny Flood started in September, while Communications Production Manager Sahra Ali started in January.
On May 26 at 7:00 pm, Vermont Humanities will host Angie Thomas, author of the Young Adult bestseller The Hate U Give, in a free virtual presentation as part of its Vermont Reads program. The public is invited to register for the event at www.vermonthumanities.org/thomas.
Vermont Humanities has announced that it will offer its First Wednesdays series of humanities lectures online via Zoom and its social media channels through May, the remainder of its 2020-2021 season.
Vermont Humanities announced its participation in a nationwide initiative about civics and electoral participation that will bring digital civics events to Vermont over a four-month period.