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Dubbed “First Lady of the World” by President Truman, Eleanor Roosevelt speaks of the ground-breaking, grueling, and eventually triumphant development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a Magna Carta for humankind. The program is on November 27 at Jefferson Unitarian Church from 4 to 5 p.m. and includes glimpses behind Mrs. Roosevelt’s public life before emerging as one of the 20th century’s most remarkable women. Programs include an in-character presentation, a Q&A with “Eleanor Roosvelt” and a Q&A with the presenter.

Nominations for the next Colorado Poet Laureate are open November 1, 2022 through February 1, 2023 and must be submitted no later than February 1, 2023 to Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book via Submittable. Chosen by the Governor, the Colorado Poet Laureate will serve a four-year term beginning in July 2023. Any organization or individual may nominate a poet for consideration. Nominators should work closely with their nominees to submit the nomination form and information requested. Self-nomination is also an option.

Submissions for the 2023 Colorado Book Awards are open as of September 1, 2022 for books published for the first time in 2022 or the last quarter of 2021. The submission deadline is January 9, 2023. Visit the Colorado Book Awards webpage for more information.

Selectors and Judges needed!

If you enjoy reading, you’ll enjoy being one of the first to read up-and-coming works from Colorado’s literary community as a selector or judge for the 2023 Colorado Book Awards! If you are interested in volunteering to select or judge for the 2023 Colorado Book Awards, please complete an application. If you have previously applied, please update your application to make sure we have the correct contact information.

Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity — Equity in Education

On Wednesday, November 9, Colorado Humanities held an in-person panel conversation that highlighted lessons educators are learning, ways educators are preserving their souls, and freedom dreaming. Visit our webpage to read more about the accomplished list of panelists and keep an eye out for the recording.

Colorado Humanities Announces Grant Recipients

Colorado Humanities is happy to announce that 79 organizations were awarded a total of $760,411 in Colorado Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grants.

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