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APRIL 6 | Tune in to "RE:ACTION: An Introduction" on YouTube

Wednesday, April 6th, join us for an in-depth look at our uniquely interactive new program with the artists and humanists.

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Activate your community! RE:ACTION Micro-grants available now

Micro-grants are available to support community engagement events and programs using the Activation Kit.

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Illinois Humanities announces Envisioning Justice RE:ACTION, launching March, 2022

“Envisioning Justice RE:ACTION presents a powerful composite of viewpoints and experiences from across Illinois..."

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MAY 19 | Public Humanities Awards 2022

Our high-energy, one-hour show returns with a chance to be part of the humanities in action! Established in 1984, the Public Humanities Awards Ceremony celebrates people who have made an indelible impact on our state through their work in and support of the humanities.

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Announcing 14 Commissioned Projects Addressing the Impacts of Mass Incarceration

The commissions support artists and humanists across Illinois whose work responds to the impacts of mass incarceration and envisions a society that is restorative, healing, and just for all.

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Taking the Band-Aid Off of Mass Incarceration

In this guest essay, Visions of Justice: Urbana-Champaign contributor and community journalist Brian Dolinar evaluates the political landscape surrounding the movement to decarcerate throughout the state of Illinois.

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