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Humanities Forum

Humanities Forum

June 28, 2010

Contact: Traci Jinkens, Marketing and Development Director
Oklahoma Humanities Council
(405) 235-0280 • traci@okhumanitiescouncil.org

Humanities Forum Discussions Now Traveling the State

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — The Oklahoma Humanities Council’s new Humanities Forum program is literally “the talk of the town” and is available to communities across Oklahoma.

Humanities Forum brings people together to talk about contemporary issues. The emphasis is on the public exchange of ideas and perspectives— public, as in “everyone is welcome,” and exchange, as in “everyone offers ideas and opinions” and the whole group benefits from a better understanding of each other and our world.

As a springboard for conversation, participants are asked to read a short humanities text. Humanities disciplines include history, literature, jurisprudence, ethics, language, and philosophy. Discussions are moderated by a scholar-facilitator to ensure a productive atmosphere where differing ideas are treated with mutual respect.

Communities are encouraged to apply to host this free, exciting and thought-provoking program! Guidelines and applications are available online at: http://www.okhumanitiescouncil.org/humanities-forum.

For information, call the Oklahoma Humanities Council at (405) 235-0280.

About the Oklahoma Humanities Council

The Oklahoma Humanities Council is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide meaningful public engagement with the humanities—disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, art criticism, and philosophy. As the state partner for the National Endowment for the Humanities, OHC provides teacher institutes, Smithsonian exhibits, reading groups, and other cultural opportunities for Oklahomans of all ages. With a focus on K-12 education and community building, OHC engages people in their own communities, stimulating discussion and helping them explore the wider world of human experience.

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