Public Humanities Awards 2023
Thank you for joining us as we celebrated four inspiring honorees on May 17, 2023.
There’s still time to give! Missed it? Want to revisit the words from Faylita Hick’s poem and the fabulous honorees? Watch the the livestream!
Read “Root Work” the poem created at the event by artist and activist Faylita Hicks.
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Illinois Humanities, the Illinois affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a statewide nonprofit organization that activates the humanities through free public programs, grants, and educational opportunities that foster reflection, spark conversation, build community, and strengthen civic engagement. We provide free, high-quality humanities experiences throughout Illinois, particularly for communities of color, individuals living on low incomes, counties and towns in rural areas, small arts and cultural organizations, and communities highly impacted by mass incarceration. Founded in 1974, Illinois Humanities is supported by state, federal, and private funds.