Democracy and the Informed CitizenryExploring the role the humanities and journalism play in a healthy democracy.
Democracy and the Informed Citizenry
Through the Democracy and the Informed Citizenry initiative, the Vermont Humanities Council seeks to deepen Vermonters’ knowledge and appreciation of the connections between the humanities, an informed citizenry, and journalism. The initiative will explore the role that each of these crucial areas plays in a healthy democracy.
This program is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.
We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.
This special initiative will conclude in the spring of 2019 and includes several programs. Please check back for more details as they become available.
- Discounted thematic Reading and Discussion programs for libraries and other community groups
- First Wednesdays talks on the theme
- Journalism-themed Humanities Camps
- Before Your Time podcast episodes
- A journalism symposium hosted by Friends of the Vermont State House on October 24, 2018
- Professional development opportunities for Social Studies teachers conducted by the Vermont Alliance for the Social Studies