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COVID 19 Response for SDHC Events & Programs

The South Dakota Humanities Council believes that public health and safety are top priorities and, as such, has outlined a policy for upcoming programs and events in light of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.

One Book 'Unfollow' Available for Statewide Loan

The 2020 One Book South Dakota "Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church" by Megan Phelps-Roper has arrived at the South Dakota Humanities Council office and is available for loan!

 
 
 

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  1. A virtual book club is a worthwhile way to connect during social distancing. For one, you will reap the advantages of reading, which are numerous. Continue Reading

  2. If you’ve ever wanted to help save the world, we’ve got good news: You can. Continue Reading

  3. The South Dakota Humanities Council believes that public health and safety are top priorities and, as such, has outlined a policy for upcoming programs and events in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Continue Reading

  4. Supported by a South Dakota Humanities Council grant, Dakota State University and Madison Area Arts Council will host readings this spring featuring South Dakota authors. Continue Reading

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.

Want to read more about what the humanities are? Check out our definition of the humanities and examples of various humanities disciplines explored by our programs. 

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
- William Faulkner