HI awards $500 to the Clinton YMCA

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $500 to the Clinton YMCA for the 22nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.  The event is scheduled for January 17, 2010 at 3:00pm.  It will be held at the Mullaney Theatre at Ashford University in Clinton, IA and, it is free and open to the public.

According to project director, Shannon Sander-Welzien, the event will include story-telling, performances, and re-enactments related to African-American tradition and the civil rights movement.  The event will also serve as bringing history to life, centering around Dr. King's role in the civil rights movement and his philosophy.

"Our organization is pleased to provide support an event that brings history back to life," said Humanities Iowa executive director, Christopher Rossi, "especially one focused on equality and bringing diverse groups together."

The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.  For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.