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Announcing our Special Summer 2021 Grant Opportunity!
The South Dakota Humanities Council invites you to apply for a unique Summer 2021 competitive major grant opportunity. We have approximately $70,000 to award this summer for major program grants up to $10,000!
Participate in Weekly Brainstorming
The South Dakota Humanities Council, in cooperation with longtime SDHC scholar Lawrence Diggs, has developed a program to bring people peace and unity during these trying and divisive times.
Brainstorming: The Human Connection is a weekly discussion series led by Diggs. Sign up now to participate in these important weekly discussions.
Watch the Replay: Louise Erdrich in Conversation with Lori Walsh
During "An Evening with Louise Erdrich" March 25, SDPB radio host Lori Walsh interviewed National Book Award winner Louise Erdrich about Native American electoral access. This exclusive event was funded by a $50,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to educate South Dakotans on the importance of civic participation. Watch the replay here.
View the Replay: Political Scientists Patterson, Burns Examine Voter Trends
In “The Reappearing Voter,” presented via Zoom on March 9 at 7 pm CT/6 pm MT, Harvard professor and 2018 One Book South Dakota Author (Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-Based Journalism) Thomas E. Patterson and respected South Dakota State University professor emeritus Robert V. Burns examined voter participation trends and recurring problems in American democracy.
View Recording of Gloria Steinem Discussion on Voting Issues
Gloria Steinem was featured in a conversation with Sally Roesch Wagner via Zoom on Feb. 18 as part of “Voting: Why It Matters,” a new national initiative funded by a $50,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to educate South Dakotans on the importance of civic participation.
Featuring a discussion of ideas that inspired the early suffragists and the various women’s movements that followed, the event was streamed on the SDHC Facebook page. Click the button below to watch now!
April 24, 2021
South Dakota Humanities Council
The South Dakota Humanities Council (SDHC), founded in 1972 in response to an act of Congress, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the only cultural organization in the state whose sole mission is to deliver humanities programming to the people of South Dakota. Our vision is to "lead statewide advocacy for the humanities, working with other partners to foster literary and civic engagement." This programming vision forms the core mission:
The South Dakota Humanities Council celebrates literature, promotes civil conversation, and tells the stories that define our state.
The sole meaning in life is to serve humanity.