New Hampshire Theatre Project’s provocative series, Elephant in the Room, has tackled topics that we as a society often have difficulty discussing–topics like human trafficking, mental illness, and the opioid crisis.

Two years ago I had not heard of Brendan O’Byrne. Probably not many have, even though he’s appeared in an Academy Award-nominated documentary film. He’s a veteran of the war in Afghanistan on the road to recovery from fighting and homecoming.

A self-described Rust Belt kid from Ohio. Twenty-year resident of Manchester. Expert in community economic development. Passionate believer in people and ideas. Meet Anthony Poore, incoming executive director of New Hampshire Humanities who -- we're thrilled to announce -- will lead our team starting March 1.

How do decent people allow discrimination and racism to seep into their communities? What do we understand about racism, and how can we bridge racial divides and diverse perspectives?

In partnership with NHPBS, short films from Ken Burns’ and Lynn Novick’s PBS documentary, THE VIETNAM WAR, are the basis for a new Humanities to Go program. A trained facilitator will present a short video to prompt discussion and reflection about one of the most consequential and divisive events in American history.

The New Hampshire Theatre Project is making us feel a little uneasy.

21st U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, will speak at a free public event that includes a poetry reading, performance and conversation, followed by a book signing at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:30 pm.

New Hampshire Humanities invites veterans to participate in a free, three-day workshop on storytelling through the art of writing and photography. The workshop will be held on March 12, 13, and 14 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications in Manchester.

There’s so much that needs healing in our world... why are we uncomfortable talking about it? New Hampshire Theatre Project is not only talking about these issues—they’ve launched a provocative series, Elephant in the Room, about topics that we as a society often have difficulty discussing.

In recognition of Black History Month, we offer the following Humanities to Go programs that you can host in your community this year:

All Eyes Are Upon Us: Racial Struggles in the Northeast from Jackie Robinson to Deval Patrick
Presented by Jason Sokol