Dear Donors and Partners,
Georgia Humanities connects people and communities to encourage understanding and inspire hope. Thanks to your support, our work grew and flourished during 2020, even as the pandemic required us to stay at home and to maintain social distance.
Innovation, resilience, and persistence were necessary convictions during 2020. When programs moved online, we missed being together in person, but we soon recognized that virtual programs could connect more people across geographic distances. We also saw that people were hungry to learn from each other and to engage in conversations about community opportunities and challenges. We are thankful for the scholars and facilitators who developed and shared content, as well as for the technology experts who built platforms and the social media followers who shared content to spread the word.
2020 was also a time when the humanities helped us to understand and find ways to heal the divisions that challenged Georgia, the United States, and the world. Humanities programs gave us new heroes and role models, even as they asked big questions about how we understand our democratic republic’s complex weave of history, culture, and ideals.
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Georgia Humanities’ service to our state. The contributions of time, talent, and treasure from countless fellow Georgians have made our programs possible since 1971, and we are grateful. The anniversary also inspires us to grow and sustain our work in new ways, to reach new audiences, and to keep the perspectives of the humanities at the center of community and civic discourse.
As we look back and reflect on where we have been, we invite you to share your ideas, as well as your financial contributions, to keep us moving forward, together.