Heart of the Matter Event

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Please join the Kansas Humanities Council on October 23 for “The Heart of the Matter: Humanities and Civic Life,” a special event featuring William D. Adams, chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The event will be held at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home inside the Visitors Center, 200 SE 4th St, Abilene KS.  The reception begins at 6 PM followed by the event at 7 PM. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by October 17 to 785-357-0359 or virginia(at)kansashumanities.org. The event is free.

The humanities bring people together around a shared purpose – a shared story – and are essential to healthy 21st century communities. Join KHC as we welcome Chairman Adams as he speaks about the role of the humanities in public life. Dr. David Procter, director of Kansas State University’s Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy, will introduce “Heart of the Matter,” a short-film created by the National Commission on Humanities and Social Sciences, and will moderate a discussion based on the film.

Click here for the Executive Summary of The Heart of the Matter report which will serve as the guide for the discussion.    

Click here to watch The Heart of the Matter short film.