This award supports a 2-day conference examining rock and roll as a literary form of expression that has shaped our national heritage. Includes 5 panel discussions, keynote roundtable, webinars for high school educators, and a performance. The conference will be filmed and broadcast by UNC-TV and streamed, and archived on their website.
Project Dates: 10/14/2016- 10/15/16
2nd Biennial Sandhills Children's Literature Symposium: Exploring the Power of Poetry and Visual Literacy
This grant supports a day-long Children’s Literary Symposium for K-12 teachers, media specialists, education professors, university librarians, in-service educators, and public library children’s librarians. The symposium will help participants teach poetry and visual literacy to support students’ literacy and reading comprehension skills.
Project Date: 10/28/2016
This grant funds four speakers to participate in the College’s Writers Series. Events involve public readings and student workshops.
Writers include Zelda Lockhart and Don Brown in the fall and Beth Copeland and Mark Cox in the spring.
Project Dates: 9/14/16 - 3/20/17
Funding from this planning grant helps Blue Ridge Community College design a plan to better promote events of Heritage Week, which raise awareness of diversity and a greater understanding of global issues. Funds cover consulting fees to help develop a social media plan.
Supports a 1 ½ days planning retreat between representatives of North Carolina museums, the North Carolina Museums Council (NCMC), and consultant Janeen Bryant in Durham to explore ways NCMC can facilitate a series of community conversations between museum representatives and non-traditional audiences to discuss ways of more inclusively interpreting slavery and the American Civil War.
This grant supports scholarships for 16 attendees to a two-day conference focusing on the life and culture of Native American women. Includes workshops and a cultural event covering the histories and culture of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe, who are hosting the event.
This award supports the launch of a new project: Scholars for North Carolina’s Future Speaker's Bureau, which will engage scholars and diverse audiences in high-level, thought-provoking discussions on both current events and state history as it influences us today. Funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council will support four community events featuring interactive presentations from distinguished NC scholars.
This grant supports a celebration of the Haywood County library’s 125th anniversary via storytelling, poetry readings, a hands-on workshop, and exhibits that reflect Haywood County’s mountain heritage. Headliners include two County natives: poet Fred Chappell and storyteller and Donald Davis. The project includes an exhibit of historical and literary works and photographs at all four County library branches in partnership with the Haywood County Arts Council.
This grant supports a tour and presentation of This is My Home Now, a 26-minute documentary exploring the lives of four youths from three Montagnard immigrant families who have fled their homelands in Southeast Asia to forge a new future in North Carolina. The project includes a documentary film screening and a panel discussion for students, as well as a film tour to educate audiences about the social issues surrounding immigration.
Project timeline: April 1, 2016 - May 30, 2016
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