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The Humanities Are Calling! with Brian Palecek

A lively symposium in four sessions for friends of the humanities who want to be effective advocates.

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About this class:

This is a 4-week virtual class using the Zoom platform.

Sundays: February 5, 12, 19, 26 - 1:30-3:30 pm CST

Join humanities students, colleagues, scholars, friends, and passionate life-long learners to discuss, explore, and strategize ways to support and celebrate the humanities and to counter efforts to diminish this vital part of cultural life. This course is guided, but fully interactive. Come prepared to share ideas, insights, and issues leading to the decline of humanities programs.

Instructor bio:

These four discussion sessions will be directed by humanities scholar Brian Palecek. Brian is a longtime participant in public humanities programs, since the inception of Humanities North Dakota and its forerunners in the 1970s. He is also a college English, Literature, and Humanities teacher, serving at United Tribes Technical College for 31 years until his recent retirement. His documentary film "Conversations on the Bench" received support from Humanities ND. Brian recently taught two Humanities Zoom courses: “Viva Humanities! Embrace Your Inner Scholar” and “A Thousand Poems.”

Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota. However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally. Therefore our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University. To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.

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