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October 29, 2021
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CT Humanities reflects on the past year with the release of Annual Report in virtual Public Comment Session
CTH staff, members of the public join virtual portion of Annual Meeting
MIDDLETOWN, CT – On Thursday, Connecticut Humanities (CTH) held a virtual Public Comment Session celebrating the successes of the previous fiscal year and looking forward to what is to come. The meeting follows the release of the FY2021 Annual Report: A Year of Expanding Access. Find CTH's FY2021 Annual Report and Strategic Plan for 2020-2023 here. You can find a recording of Thursday’s Public Comment Session here. Over 70 participants registered for the public comment session led by CTH Board of Directors Chairman, Lewis Wallace and Jason Mancini, executive director at CTH. The event is the first of what CTH aims to make an ongoing commitment to holding periodic public listening sessions. "We believe it is critical to hear what is important to people as it relates to our work and I thank all who participated in our public comment session,” said Lewis J. Wallace, Jr., chair, Board of Directors of CT Humanities. “We value the wisdom that exists in our state’s communities and I invite people to stay in touch with us year-round. We welcome that engagement..” CTH contact information can be found at cthumanities.org. In addition to its regular grant lines, projects, partnerships, and programs, CTH is working with the Connecticut Office of the Arts to support the cultural sector through grantmaking. In seeking public comment, CTH was seeking collaboration from the public in shaping a vision for the future. “As a convener of history, heritage, and cultural organizations, we will work closely with others in the state as we imagine the path to 2026, the anniversary of our nation’s founding.,” said Dr. Jason Mancini, executive director at CT Humanities. “We have much to reflect on and more to look forward to and will do so with the voices, experiences, and contributions of all of our communities as we seek to build ‘A More Perfect Union.’.” CTH is Connecticut's only statewide non-profit organization focused broadly on supporting access to and providing funding for public humanities through grant funding and capacity building. The grants have supported a variety of projects and organizations for more than four decades. Thursday’s event was produced in collaboration with The Narrative Project, Connecticut's only anti-racist and social justice public relations agency. To receive updates and learn more about the grant process subscribe to CTH’s newsletter at https://cthumanities.org/e-news-subscribe/. To learn more about upcoming events visit https://cthumanities.org/events/.
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About CT Humanities: Connecticut Humanities (CTH) is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. CTH connects people to the humanities through grants, partnerships, and collaborative programs. CTH projects, administration, and program development are supported by state and federal matching funds, community foundations, and gifts from private sources. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.