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New Hampshire Humanities has reached a new milestone! 10,000 Humanities to Go programs have been booked by our partners since this NEH-funded program began! Thank you to all of our HTG presenters, the staff at New Hampshire Humanities, and the communities and organizations across New Hampshire who make this program possible.
Special program note:

Please join us on Friday, December 4 at 5 pm for our next Humanities to Go Online presentation. Geoffrey Kirsch (Harvard) presents “Forced into Politics: Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the Fugitive Slave Crisis.” He will discuss the career and legacy of New Hampshire politician Daniel Webster and compare the polarization of the 1850s to our current political climate.
With Thanksgiving coming up next week, here’s some food for thought on the often-misunderstood origins of the holiday. This short essay is based on Dr. David Silverman’s recent book, This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving.
If you missed our last Humanities to Go Online program, you can catch up now on our YouTube channel. Woullard Lett discussed the history of the current movement for reparations. Mr. Lett serves on the Manchester NAACP Education Committee and the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America Education Commission.
Sign up to listen to a panel discussion next Monday (11/23) from the UNH Sidore Lecture Series on “Contemporary Indigenous People of New Hampshire: Honoring Mother Earth Through Sustainability.” This panel will celebrate the Native Peoples living among us today, including the Cowasuck Abenaki and related Pennacook communities. Details here:
New Facilitator Spotlight

New Hampshire Humanities is delighted to welcome a new facilitator to our Connections program! Sunita Pereira is an ESOL instructor at the International Institute of New England in Manchester.

On joining Connections, Sunita says: “I will be bringing additional experiences to share with the students as I am an immigrant who made a similar journey from Kenya to the U.S. When I see the despair and concern, I will be there to share my own story of coming here with a family and only fifty dollars. Yes, I came here and worked in a factory as an hourly employee. Through hard work and schooling I was able to achieve my American Dream. I would give my students the encouragement and hope which is greatly needed. I want them to know, I understand their plight. When they are sharing their stories in class, I am able to help them as I understand what they are trying to say, as I speak Swahili, Gujrati, Hindi, understand French, some Spanish and Urdu.” Welcome, Sunita! 

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