Illinois Humanities presented:
In August 1968, the protests at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago had a massive impact on society. Public Media Institute in partnership with Illinois Humanities examines this movement 50 years later, by curating events, exhibitions, radio programming, and Chicago premiere of The Radicalization Process to bring the community together to talk about the future of the past.
What should we expect from public education? How can schools best serve the diverse needs of their students? Continuing Ed. was a yearlong, statewide series of free public programs that put parents and schools back at the center of conversations addressing these difficult questions.
Leading up to the October 1, 2017, 3 PM performance from a 1000-voice choir, Illinois Humanities will be hosting a series of community conversations and performances in each of Chicago's 50 wards.
The phenomenon known as “big data” is changing the way businesses, governments, and citizens collect and use information. Join us for a set of interdisciplinary conversations examining how this information explosion is impacting our society and culture, from social media to surveillance and privacy.
In partnership with the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, the 12-month Illinois Humanities Engagement Fellowship deepens our efforts to strengthen connections and build collaboration between journalists and the communities they cover throughout the state of Illinois.
Everyone’s a Designer/Everyone’s Design was a glimpse inside the unique homes of five Chicago residents and an interactive display of objects and stories the exhibition collected as it traveled to Calumet Park, Indian Boundary Line Park, Austin Town Hall, and Tuley Park.
Capitol Forum supports teachers in their social studies classrooms, addresses global issues affecting democracy, and encourages civic participation among students. Collaboration with Illinois State University's History Department allows teachers and students opportunity to benefit from the University's resources and campus.
Immigrant Landscape was a series of nature walks in 2019 at the Sand Ridge Nature Center where participants discussed with a historian and naturalist the hidden role of weeds in shaping Illinois.
Produced by ICE in partnership with Illinois Humanities, this series of intimate performances and workshops is located in intimate, unique spaces.
Strengthening the connections between journalists and the communities they cover
Engaging Illinois residents in the investigative reporting process through inclusive, interactive community-building experiences.
Advancing Illinois Humanities’ commitment to strengthening society by fueling inquiry and convehttps://wordpress.org/support/article/excerpt/rsation, Reporting Back takes a new approach to creating stories that engage and empower the citizens they represent: by making public dialogue a central part of the reporting process from square one.
A three-part series looking at the connections between the future of agriculture and the future of rural Illinois communities - gathering people through conversations and meals.
Talking Service is free and open to veterans, regardless of age, gender, or length of military experience. Groups in Aurora, Effingham, Carbondale, and Anna will meet during the Fall of 2016.
Our business programming is supported in part by the Jack Wing Society, named in honor of our former board chair John A. “Jack” Wing, a leader in the finance industry and a tireless advocate of the humanities.
A Community Reading Group + Theatre-Going Series