Congratulations to Joe Cialdella, Ph.D alum, and the Grants Officer of the Michigan Humanities Council that recently won the Schwartz Prize for Outstanding Public Humanities Programming!
Michigan Humanities Council Wins Schwartz Prize for Outstanding Public Humanities Programming
Winning Program Shares History of All Michigan’s People, Examines Connections to Unveil State’s Racial and Ethnic Past
[Nov. 11, 2016 – Salt Lake City, UT] The Federation of State Humanities Councils presented the 2016 Schwartz Prize for outstanding work in the humanities, for the first time, to the Michigan Humanities Council for its program, “Heritage Grants: Exploring the History of All Michigan’s People,” on Friday, November 11, 2016 at the National Humanities Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. “Heritage Grants” is made possible by a $1.7 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
“This year’s Schwartz Prize winner highlights the vital role councils play in engaging communities around important, and difficult, conversations,” said Esther Mackintosh, Federation President. “At a time when questions of race, inequality, and social justice are prevalent, council programs like Michigan’s Heritage Grants demonstrate how the humanities can move conversations toward understanding across generations and among diverse backgrounds. We couldn’t be more proud of the council for their well-deserved award.”