Ways to get involved with Humanities Washington:
- Attend an event. We hold hundreds of events around the state each year in towns large and small.
- Host a Speakers Bureau event. Any nonprofit, school, or community organization can receive funding to bring one of our expert speakers to your community.
- Tell your elected representatives about the importance of the humanities.
- Volunteer. Email us about possible opportunities.
- Subscribe to Spark magazine, our free print publication.
- Apply for a grant.
- Host the Washington State Poet Laureate.
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Subscribe to our email list.
- Submit a poem to the Washington State Poet Laureate’s Washington Poetic Routes
- Follow the activities of the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions.
- The National Endowment for the Humanities
- The National Humanities Alliance
- Federation of State Humanities Councils
- Center for Public Humanities at Gonzaga University
- Hagan Center for the Humanities at Spokane Community College
- The Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington
- Humanities Indicators
- National Inventory of Humanities Organizations
Bring the humanities to your daily life:
- Read more fiction. It increases empathy and compassion.
- Think critically, and ask difficult questions.
- Go beyond small talk—try asking your friends and loved ones big questions.
- Read books from a diversity of perspectives.
- Join or start a book club.
- Don’t allow technology to distract from human connections.
- Explore your community’s history.
- Read articles you disagree with.
- Write (anything you want).
- Use your library to discover new books.
- Explore philosophy to think deeply about ethics, knowledge, and meaning.