HI Awards $1,000 for Iowa Diversity Conference

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $1,000 to Indian Hills Community College for the sixth annual Diversity Conference, "Many Faces, One Vision". The conference will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010 from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa Campus in Ottumwa, Iowa.

According to project director Mary Stewart, the conference will feature Rekha Basu, a humanities keynote speaker and 20-30 breakout sessions by local community leaders with diversity experience. Basu's writing focuses on human rights, racial justice, and equality. The focus of this year's conference is tolerance and acceptance.

"Our organization is pleased to provide support for a conference that offers Iowans the chance to experience the challenges and solutions that may come about with diversity," said Humanities Iowa executive director, Christopher Rossi.

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.