This article orginally appeared in The Examiner
Through the month of January, The Illinois Humanities Council is hosting this month along with Insight Labs, a philanthropic think-tank, that asks the question: “If you could get everybody to read one book – either fiction or history – to make for a better world, what would that book be?”
Individuals can visit or the IHC website, www.prairie.org to view submissions or submit a book (history or fiction) and author, and how or why it would make for a better world.
The books will be categorized and placed in a syllabus, and used to help out the Illinois and Indiana Humanities Council in a strategic session with Insight Labs in late January.
Let’s start thinking about our future – and playing an active part in it.
About: The Illinois Humanities Council is an independent, nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. The IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.
Bonnie Jean Adams
Chicago Culture & Events