Our passion for the humanities can only be matched by our love for our beautiful state. The Michigan Humanities is celebrating our state’s iconic shape by making it integral in our new brand identity.  With our new branding and logo, we’ll continue our mission of elevating the role of humanities in every county of our fine state through grants, programs and conversations. As part of our rebranding, we are celebrating the work that our partners have done for over the past 45 years by creating the first Michigan Humanities Awards. Over the last two months, we gathered nominations from around the state for three new awards, and will present the award winners at our event on May 16, 2019. We are honored to have Special Guest Kerry Kennedy on hand for the Michigan Humanities Awards.

Michigan Humanities Awards
Thursday, May 16
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
University Club, 3435 Forest Road, Lansing, MI 48910
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Special Guest: Kerry Kennedy, Author and Chairperson, Amnesty International Leadership Council, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy

The Posthumous Recognition Award will be presented to U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell in honor of her husband U.S. Representative John Dingell.

Michigan Humanities is hosting the First Annual Michigan Humanities Awards on May 16, 2019. Three awards will be presented to recognize and reward individuals and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to the civic and cultural vitality of the State of Michigan.

Award will be presented to the following:

Corporate Humanities Champion of the Year Award
Recognizes organizations or corporations that have made a lasting contribution to the cultural life of their communities or our state through their active support of and involvement in promoting public humanities.

Humanities Champion of the Year
This award is given to the person whose contributions result in outstanding public humanities impact in their community and in our state. An example would be humanities person (teacher, librarian, cultural leader) who has creatively and successfully brought humanities to the public forum. Faculty and scholars who have taken humanities to the public beyond their classroom, or brought the public into their classroom.

Community Impact Partner of the Year
Universities, schools, libraries and community centers who have brought to life a book, humanities project, discussion, or other humanities programs in an innovative or creative way, serving their community and our state. They have championed the value of public humanities in Michigan.

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