Spotlight on Grant Funded Projects
PHOTO BY HANNAH JO ANDERSON
Rural Youth Explore Race and Identity with APT
Teaching artists from American Players Theater work with students in English and literature classes in rural Sauk and Dane County high schools to explore texts by diverse authors. Through this WH–funded project, the visiting artists use their humanities skills to lead in-depth explorations of the themes and characters, helping teachers and students feel comfortable sharing honestly and expressing vulnerability in discussions about race, bias, and identity.
A Landscape of Families
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.
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.