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Youth Powered for Unity

To prevent the kind of hate-based violence that has tragically struck so many communities around the nation, WH is thrilled to be part of the national United We Stand initiative led by Community Powered Project Coordinator, Benny Witkovsky.

HIRING: Director of Development

Join the WH staff! We are hiring a full-time staff member to be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive fund development program that includes individual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, and planned giving. Applicant screening will begin immediately and be ongoing through Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Important Grant Program Information

We are very excited to announce the first round of grant awards in 2024. Seven projects received a total of $69,880 in Major Grants!

We are also hard at work preparing to launch our new Opportunity Grant Program. Opportunity Grants of up to $4,000 are designed to open the door for smaller organizations that are building resiliency, connections, and curiosity in their communities. More information will be made available mid-April with an application deadline of July 1, 2024.

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We are excited to share this story from WKOW 27 about the conference yesterday organized by We Are Many-United Against Hate. Wisconsin Humanities was proud to be there and part of the effort to promote ways to combat hate and create more accepting school environments. You'll see the WH ...Community Powered posters in the video - students read stories and responded to prompts like "WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES FORGIVENESS POSSIBLE?! Around 400 students from 17 schools around the state attended the conference in McFarland!

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Former extremists share stories with students on standing up against hate

MCFARLAND, Wis. (WKOW) -- Nearly 400 students gathered at McFarland High School for an event promoting ways to combat hate and create more accepting...

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This week, Wisconsin high school students are gathering in McFarland for a summit on combating hate and violence. We are proud to be co-hosting the 350+ students at the inaugural Youth Unity Summit with We Are Many-United Against Hate.

This week our partners at Wisconsin Life shared a ...story from Jesús Gregorio Smith, who is an associate professor of ethnic studies at Lawrence University and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. He took a photo of himself protesting a homophobic sign, which went viral. Stories like these will be used by students at the Youth Unity Summit, where they will learn about and develop
strategies for combating hate and hate-motivated violence in their schools.

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'That is how you turn hate into love': Appleton's Jesús Gregorio Smith for 'Home Is Here' - Wisconsin Life

What’s one of the best ways to combat hate? For Jesús Gregorio Smith of Appleton, it’s to push back with love. He shares his story as part of ...

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Have you read John Harmon’s Love Wisconsin story yet!?! John is considered ‘Wisconsin’s Gentle Poet of Jazz,’ and he shares with us the musical twists and turns his life has taken.

John showed a talent in music early on and founded a world-famous jazz group. He has also done ...wonderful things for our state, including creating the Jazz Studies Program at Lawrence University.

Read John's story to learn how his band, Matrix, was discovered and what exactly is a fantasy jazz camp for adults.

You'll also get to hear a 1978 recording of Matrix’s most popular song, find al ink to his TED Talk on 'Improvisation,' and see a video of him playing piano, all at

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"Wisconsin’s gentle poet of jazz.” - Love Wisconsin

John Harmon founded Matrix, a world famous jazz group, teaches at a jazz fantasy camp, and has been a church choir director for 42 years. Read his...

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TUNE IN LIVE TODAY on Wisconsin Public Radio: The 20th State of the Tribes address will air live on WPR stations statewide and at wpr.org at 10 a.m.

Chairman James Crawford of the Forest County Potawatomi will welcome members of Wisconsin’s eleven federally recognized tribes and deliver... this year’s address from the State Capitol in Madison.

You can watch it later today on PBS Wisconsin on The Wisconsin Channel at 9 p.m. and again on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m.

The State of the Tribes Address began in 2005 as an opportunity for the people of Wisconsin, constitutional officers, members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court and legislature to understand the issues facing Native Nations and celebrate common values.

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Tune in Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. for live State of the Tribes Address

The 20th State of the Tribes address will air live on Wisconsin Public Radio stations statewide and at wpr.org on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 10 a.m....

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Join the WH staff! We are hiring a full-time staff member to be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing a comprehensive fund development program that includes individual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, and planned giving. Applicant screening will begin immediately... and be ongoing through Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Apply here: https://www.wisconsin.edu/uwsa/hr/2024/02/21/director-of-development-wi-humanities/

Thanks to all who took the time to apply for our summer 2024 training program!

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Freida High Wasikhongo Tesfagiorgis first took an art history class as an undergraduate student at college in Illinois.

“And toward the end of the course, I asked my professor, ‘When will we get to the Black artists?’ And he said, ‘Oh, there are none.’” High said.

An ...artist herself, High turned her disbelief into an undergraduate independent study on African American artists. In 1972, the University of Wisconsin-Madison hired Freida High Wasikhongo Tesfagiorgis as an assistant professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies to teach African-American art history, when it was in its nascent form.

Our partners at Wisconsin Life have shared her story and you can now watch it here!

#BlackHistoryIsAmericanHistory #Blackhistorymonth2024

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Freida High’s devotion to the arts - Wisconsin Life

In 1972, the University of Wisconsin-Madison hired Freida High Wasikhongo Tesfagiorgis as an assistant professor in the Department of Afro-American...

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Wisconsin Humanities fosters civic engagement, serves as a bridge between people and organizations, and helps to build relationships across differences. Three times a year, our board members come from all corners of the state to do the important work of making grant awards and guiding our statewide... programming. Last week, board members also heard from Masood Ahktar, whose organizations 'We Are Many-United Against Hate' is a partner in Wisconsin's United We Stand: Youth Powered program. You can learn more about that project here: https://communitypoweredwi.org/united-we-stand/

Meet Masood on our Love Wisconsin digital storytelling project: https://www.lovewi.com/masood/

Today is the last day to apply to the Wisconsin Humanities 2024 training program! We are so excited to work with eight fellows over the coming twelve months!

Fellows will receive:

- A $2,500 stipend for participation and additional funding support for their community ...project(s).

- Certification from Wisconsin Humanities that recognizes their training and expertise.

- Mentorship from Wisconsin Humanities staff.

- Access to Wisconsin Humanities’ network of public humanities practitioners around the state.

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Training - Community Powered

Community Powered, the community innovations arm of Wisconsin Humanities, helps communities mobilize that creativity by training people in how to...

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