April 29, 2016
Friday Faves: April 29

Connect to links we love, programs we admire, events to look forward to, folks to follow and great work in the public humanities.

Wrap up April with our favorite finds of the week.

Leah, director of programs and community engagement:

  • A Roman Legion (of volunteers) is cleaning up the dirty Tiber riverfront and installing an incredible temporary artwork, featuring figures from Roman history, that doubles as a graffiti clean-up scheme. Stupendous!
  • Our friend Modupe Labode, who teaches African American Studies and Museum Studies at IUPUI, guest blogged for us as part of the Next Indiana Bookshelf series. She writes about the poetry of Etheridge Knight, one of the authors featured on the Bookshelf, and how his work resonates for Indiana’s present and future.
  • Adam Davidson (brilliant founder of the Planet Money podcast) traces the economic ups and downs of Worcester, Massachusetts and the American middle class through the different lines of his family tree.

Jacqueline Cromleigh, communications manager and program associate:

Kristen Fuhs Wells, director of communications and development:

  • Head to the state parks on Sunday, May 1 to celebrate FREE admission day. DYK you could also “check out” state park passes at Indiana libraries?
  • Don’t forget to vote on May 3 and take your ID. Learn more about Indiana voter laws, see provisional ballots and more.
Keira, president and CEO:

Nancy Conner, director of grants and Novel Conversations:

Do you have any humanities highlights from this week? We would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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