California Humanities staff will be attending and presenting at the National Humanities Conference in New Orleans on November 8-11. California Humanities staff, Lucy Boltz, Felicia Kelly, Lucena Lau Valle, and Debra White, will be presenting a new working group at the conference, Humanities Programming That Engages Immigrants. They will explore ways to work with immigrant communities that might increase the level of participation by immigrants in programs that are supported by humanities councils, as well as the impact of these programs on the immigrants themselves and their communities. Julie Fry, President and CEO of California Humanities, also serves on the board of the Federation of State Humanities Councils.
The Federation and the National Humanities Alliance have organized the 2018 National Humanities Conference in New Orleans, LA to bring the public and academic humanities communities together again to share best practices, encourage collaboration, and inspire conversation on the humanities can best respond to local, national, and global challenges.