ON Newsletter - Fall 2022

Asking Why

Seeing the Humanity in Each of Us

The Human Powered production team celebrated at the Wisconsin Humanities 50th anniversary party in October. Pictured here are Craig Eley, co-host Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Jen Rubin, and Jade Iseri-Ramos.


Getting to know people, and learning something about their personal story, can break down barriers between us and help us better understand each other. So we are excited to introduce season 2 of Human Powered podcast, where we are talking with people who have been impacted by the justice system. And with Love Wisconsin Story Bridges, we are offering conversation starters that make it easy to use Love Wisconsin's powerful stories to spark meaningful discussions about things that matter to you.

Human Powered Explores Incarceration and the Humanities

Our Human Powered podcast is back early next year for its second season. Co-hosts Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton and public historian Adam Carr will guide you through powerful accounts of people impacted by incarceration and their engagement with the humanities.

Subscribe to Human Powered wherever you access podcasts to catch the first episode upon release. If you missed season 1, you’ll also find all of those great episodes there or at wisconsinhumanities.org/podcast.

Love Wisconsin’s Story Bridges

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The Love Wisconsin community is a diverse group of people who come together through stories—our stories from inspiring Wisconsinites who provide glimpses into all walks of life across our state.

Perhaps you’re looking to share a different perspective with someone in your life. Finding avenues for genuine conversation can be a challenge. We want to make it a little easier for you, and know from experience that our stories can open doors.

Find a curated selection of Love Wisconsin stories along with suggested conversation starters at lovewi.com/story-bridges.

Five People Share Their ‘Why’

The humanities ask what it means to be human. The public humanities invite all of us to explore our histories and cultural traditions, reflect on society and its challenges, hear each others’ stories, and fuel an expansive, democratic vision for our communities.

We asked five people engaged in this work with us to describe a moment that reveals the “why” of what they do.


Spotlight on Grant Funded Projects

Wisconsin Humanities has been funding public humanities programs for 50 years! That is over 3,000 grants, in every corner of the state. We are spotlighting two outstanding projects that are making Wisconsin a better place for all of us to live: A program for rural youth about race and identity and a new outdoor exhibition commemorating the stories of Ho-Chunk families.



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