California Humanities, a nonprofit organization, recently awarded the Yolo County Library a $5,000 Humanities for All Quick Grant for their “I Am Your Neighbor – A Tale of Two Cities” project, a collaboration with Yolo County Housing and YoloArts.
“I Am Your Neighbor – A Tale of Two Cities” seeks to humanize the homelessness experience and bring heightened awareness to the community about the difficulties of breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness in a three part series set for Davis, West Sacramento and Woodland, according to county spokeswoman Beth Gabor.
“The project will share stories and experiences through films, documentaries, books and panel discussions composed of thinkers, practitioners, and community members currently or formerly experiencing homelessness,” state Gabor.
“Everyone participates in the humanities in one way or another,” said California Humanities Chairwoman Tricia Wynne. “Everyone has something to share to help us better understand and appreciate each other.”
The Humanities for All Quick Grant is a competitive grant program that awards projects that demonstrate the extraordinary variety of histories and experiences of California’s places and people to ensure that the stories can be shared widely.
Since 2003, California Humanities has supported close to 500 story projects and given more than $4 million to enable communities to voice, record and share histories.
California Humanities is an independent nonprofit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Yolo County Library collaborates with organizations to engage and inform communities while supporting access to information for all residents and families.
By: Democrat Staff, dailydemocrat.com