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Celebration of the Humanities

October 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us to celebrate and support the people and projects that make Rhode Island an inspiring place to live and work. The Celebration will feature an open wine and beer bar provided by Campus Fine Wines, hors d’oeurves, a silent auction featuring unique humanities experiences and the award presentation. Four distinguished awards will be presented to honorees who exemplify this year’s Celebration theme of BRIDGE at a time when our society is yearning for reminders of what binds us together. Through their work in communities of many faiths and backgrounds, these inspired leaders show how the humanities link diverse communities, increase access to culture and education, span understanding the past and imagining the future, connect to societal challenges, and strengthen the ties between information, awareness, and democracy.

Honorary Chairs’ Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities
Rabbi Wayne M. Franklin, Senior Rabbi, Temple Emanu-El; leader of interfaith dialogues

Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities
Francis Parra, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, ECAS Theater

Innovation in the Humanities Award
Stages of Freedom

Public Humanities Scholar Award
Taylor Polites, Writer, Educator, Researcher

Proceeds support the Council to strengthen public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

Opportunities for sponsorships and event program ads are available now. Go to our eventbrite to pay/pledge a sponsorship today! For more information call 401-273-2250 or e-mail rachael@rihumanities.org.


October 4, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Rhode Island Humanities
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Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel
5 Avenue of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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