State Humanities Councils

​The model of civic reflection is based on the belief that the humanities can spark and deepen civic conversation – a model that resonates with state humanities councils. The Center for Civic Reflection has worked with state humanities councils across the country to explore and refine the practice of civic reflection, train facilitators and guide programming around this practice, and, ultimately, continue exploring how to put the humanities into practice.

CCR works with state humanities councils across the country.
CCR works with state humanities councils across the country.

Benefits:

  • Increased capacity to connect the humanities to civil dialogue and civic life -- and encourage others to do the same

  • Intensive training of scholar-facilitators to lead humanities-based discussions with partners and communities, and to develop programming around reflective discussion

  • Deepened connections and growing partnerships with groups of interest -- from AmeriCorps programs to state legislators to K-12 teachers to law enforcement.

View impact case studies that detail CCR's work with state humanities councils.

What People Are Saying

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This series has caused me to think about how my values and beliefs influence my perspective on public issues.

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--New Hampshire State Legislator

New Hampshire Humanities Council Conversation Series

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Civic reflection at its best is infused with this spirit of critical generosity. It is a process that acknowledges that we need one another to unmask prejudices that inform our beliefs and also to share our inspirations.

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--Lisa Lee

Director, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

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We are heartened by the results of this program and the librarians' embrace of becoming catalysts for civic dialogue... We plan to expand the program and are delighted to have the Center for Civic Reflection and the Riverside County Library System as partners.

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--Vanessa Whang

Director of Programs, California Council for the Humanities