September at the RI Council for the Humanities

September 8, 2008 at 12:24 pm (Freedom Festival)

Risa and SueEllen – “the Providence Sisters” – Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana

As always, my favorite season (summer) has sped by – and September, with its inherent call to action, is upon us.  I had a memorable time in July, visiting Montana (for our annual National Humanities Program Officers Conference – a gathering of folks across the nation and U.S. territories, coming together to discuss the value of our important work focused on human thought and action) where my colleague SueEllen Kroll and I unveiled our ambitious “On the Road to Freedom: African American Heritage in RI” (otrtf) initiative.  SueEllen is our Grants director, and as our annual deadline for letters-of-intent (to apply for a major grant) passed on September 1st, she was pleased to see a general increase in the number of grants received AND an astonishing 18 submitted for consideration for our otrtf project.

Our networking is WORKING – hooray.

The Council-conducted program side of things (my bailiwick) is forging ahead, full-steam – we are looking forward to the upcoming “Freedom Festival” (see attached pdf and be sure to check out our new website, after September 15th, for FULL information on the festival – http://www.rihumanities.org).

Let the good times roll!

Freedom Festival flyer

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