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August 24, 2017

Join Humanities Tennessee for the debut of our newest Conversation Project selection and connect with your neighbors.

Join Humanities Tennessee in a public conversation featuring Dr. Sophia Khandekar, a Memphis physician, and facilitated by Kalimah Azeez Rashada, Program Manager for the American Muslim Advisory Council.  The conversation is free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 14, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Bridges USA, 477 North 5th Street, Memphis, TN 38105

November 7, 2016

This conversation is launched by a brief Q & A by the facilitator with a local Muslim woman, and asks audience participants to consider their communities through her stories and perpectives, and to share their own.

A woman who wears a hijab, or headscarf, is readily identifiable as Muslim in Tennessee communities. Does this have an impact on how she experiences her community or how others interact with her? This conversation is launched by a brief Q & A by the facilitator with a local Muslim woman, and asks audience participants to consider their communities through her stories and perpectives, and to share their own.

November 7, 2016

This conversation explores the impact of race and class on the approaches of communities to juvenile justice, starting with in-school discipline.

This conversation is launched with research data that explores the links between school disciplinary protocol and jail time, followed by a facilitated conversation on the impact of race and class on the approaches communities take toward juvenile justice.

Request this Conversation here

June 3, 2016

Sophomores from the Stratford/Maplewood High clusters will explore, through a a five-part conversation, the disparities of class and race in communities’ approach to juvenile justice. 

Sophomores from the Stratford/Maplewood High clusters will explore, through a a five-part conversation, the disparities of class and race in communities’ approach to juvenile justice. The series is facilitated by a professor of English and a professor of Ethics, and will culminate in a public event determined by the participants.

This project is a part of Humanities Tennessee's Conversations Bureau program and is made possible by generous funding from the Nissan Foundation. 

May 2, 2016

This public discussion will be held on Wednesday, May 25, from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Dickson County Public Library

March 3, 2016

This public conversation uses audio, visual, and text excerpts of migration stories to explore where people have been and where they are now, and the changes in Tennessee communities.

The "Routes to Roots: Migration" public conversation uses audio, visual, and text excerpts of migration stories to explore domestic/international and historic/contemporary journeys, revealing where people have been and where they are now, and the changes in Tennessee communities that trace their origins across the globe. This event will be held on Wednesday, March 30, from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Promise Land Community Club in Charlotte, TN. 
March 3, 2016

This public discussion uses audio, visual, and text excerpts of migration stories to explore where people have been and where they are now and the changes in Tennessee communities. 

The "Routes to Roots: Migration" public discussion uses audio, visual, and text excerpts of migration stories to explore domestic/international and historic/contemporary journeys, revealing where people have been and where they are now, and the changes in Tennessee communities that trace their origins across the globe. The event will be held at Casa Azafran on Friday, March 18th, from 6:00-7:30 pm. It is free and open to the public.
 
February 23, 2016

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce a series of public discussions that explore the experiences of Tennessee Muslims in daily and civic life.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to announce “Neighbor2Neighbor: Muslims in Community Life,” a series of public discussions that explore the experiences of Tennessee Muslims in daily and civic life. Each conversation begins with brief stories from guest participants followed by a facilitated discussion, providing the opportunity for meaningful exchange among our diverse neighbors.
 
February 22, 2016

Join us for this unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with our Muslim neighbors. 

Neighbor2Neighbor Series: Muslims in Community Life
Part II, Women and Islam: Muslim Women Speak

Join us for this unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with our Muslim neighbors. Porgrams are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve a spot at any of the events, please email: melissa@humanitiestennessee.org.

February 22, 2016

Reserve your spot for this unique opportunity to engage in meaningul dialogue with our Muslim neighbors.

Neighbor2Neighbor Series: Muslims in Community Life, Part III: The Refugee Experience in Tennessee
 
Join us for this unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with our Muslim neighbors. Porgrams are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve a spot at any of the events, please email: melissa@humanitiestennessee.org.
 
February 22, 2016

Reserve your spot for this unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with our Muslim neighbors. 

Neighbor2Neighbor Series: Muslims in Community Life, Part IV: Being Muslim in an Election Year
 
Join us for this unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with our Muslim neighbors. Porgrams are free and open to the public, but space is limited. To reserve a spot at any of the events, please email: melissa@humanitiestennessee.org.
 
February 22, 2016

Reserve your spot for this unique opportunity to egnage in meaningful dialogue with our Muslim neighbors. 

Neighbor2Neighbor Series: Muslims in Community Life, Part V: Islamic Family Experience
February 16, 2016

Reserve a spot for our first in our series, Neighbor2Neighbor, of five conversations about Muslims and community in Middle Tennessee.

Join the Faith & Culture Center (FCC), Humanities Tennessee, the Muslim Women's Council, and the Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE) for a conversation fostering exchange among diverse inhabitants of our city and find out what we have in common. 

"Neighbor2Neighbor: Who is our Muslim Neighbor?" is facilitated by Nadia Owaida Crank, Program Coordinator, FCC.

The program takes place at the Looby branch of the Nashville Public Library, 2301 Rosa Parks Blvd., 6pm-7:30pm.  Light refreshments served.

August 28, 2015

The Kingston Public Library will host a public discussion on Oct. 1. 

The Kingston Public Library will host a public discussion, "Warriors in the Workforce: From Combat to the Job Market" on October 1. Contact melissa@humanitiestennessee.org for more information. 

July 30, 2015

Arts in McNairy is hosting "Life on the Fence," a public conversation facilitated by David Barber, labor historian at UT-Martin.  Join the conversation on Tuesday, 8/11 at 7pm.

In conjunction with the bilingual exhibit "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964," Arts in McNairy will host labor historian David Barber to facilitate a conversation about the history of migrant and guest worker programs in the US, entitled "Life on the Fence: A Long View of Guest Worker Programs."

Join the conversation Tuesday, August 11 at 7pm, followed by a reception.

December 3, 2014

The Conversation addresses the challenges veterans face upon leaving the military and returning to the civilian workforce. It is based on accounts from veterans of World War I, the Korean War, and the War in Afghanistan. 

This conversation is based on a written account from W.W.

August 26, 2014

A public conversation, facilitated by Vanderbilt University's Daniel Sharfstein and centered on questions of slavery and citizenship in the first century of American statehood, will be held Oct. 2nd in Charlotte, TN.

The public is invited to participate in a conversation facilitated by Vanderbilt University's Daniel Sharfstein about Dred Scott and the Origins of American Citizenship. This conversation focuses on questions of slavery and citizenship during the first century of American statehood. It is centered on the Supreme Court case of Dred Scott v.

February 28, 2014

The conversation will be part of the Fort Pillow 150th Commemorative event. 

January 8, 2014

Free, public conversation hosted by the Morton Museum, Collierville.

August 28, 2013

This Conversation uses migration stories to explore the wide variety of circumstances that bring people to Tennessee, the experiences of newcomers, and the changes migration brings to communities across the state.

"Routes to Roots" uses audio, visual, and text excerpts of migration stories to explore domestic/international and historic/contemporary journeys, revealing where people have been and where they are now, and the changes in Tennessee communities that trace their origins across the globe. The conversation highlights our history and provides a framework for civil discourse around currently divisive issues.

July 10, 2013

Forty years ago, Humanities Tennessee was charged with "bringing the humanities to the public," and our new Conversations Bureau is providing an engaging way to answer that charge. We provided a public Conversation, Inheriting the Civil War, at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna, and a group of teachers discussed The Emancipation Proclamation and James Baldwin in Memphis, Tennessee.

Forty years ago, Humanities Tennessee was charged with "bringing the humanities to the public," and our new Conversations Bureau is providing an engaging way to answer that charge. We provided a public Conversation, Inheriting the Civil War, at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna, and a group of teachers discussed The Emancipation Proclamation and James Baldwin in Memphis, Tennessee.

April 10, 2013

Our third Conversations Bureau selection of 2013 is set for May 6th at 6:00 pm in Smyrna, TN, hosted by the Sam Davis Home and Museum. Region, Race and Memory: Inheriting the Civil War will be led by Dr. Michael Bertrand, TSU, and will explore factors that shape our shared and disparate stories of the Civil War. Writings by Robert Penn Warren and Ta-Nehisi Coates will be provided to participants and serve as a springboard for discussion.

Our third Conversations Bureau selection of 2013 is set for May 6th at 6:00 pm in Smyrna, TN, hosted by the Sam Davis Home and Museum. Region, Race and Memory: Inheriting the Civil War will be led by Dr. Michael Bertrand, TSU, and will explore factors that shape our shared and disparate stories of the Civil War. Writings by Robert Penn Warren and Ta-Nehisi Coates will be provided to participants and serve as a springboard for discussion.

February 27, 2013

The Emancipation Proclamation and James Baldwin were featured topics of a public discussion in Humboldt.

January 3, 2013

Our second Conversations Bureau selection of 2013 is set for February 28th at 6:30pm in Jonesborough, TN, at the Visitors Center.  Region, Race and Memory: Inheriting the Civil War will be led by Dr. Daryl Carter and will explore factors that shape our shared and disparate stories of the Civil War. Writings by Robert Penn Warren and Ta-Nehisi Coates will be provided to participants and serve as a springboard for discussion.

 

Our second Conversations Bureau selection of 2013 is set for February 28th at 6: 30pm in Jonesborough, TN, hosted by the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee & Southwest Virginia. Region, Race and Memory: Inheriting the Civil War will be led by Dr. Daryl Carter, ETSU, and will explore factors that shape our shared and disparate stories of the Civil War. Writings by Robert Penn Warren and Ta-Nehisi Coates will be provided to participants and serve as a springboard for discussion.