Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $1,600 to Northwest Iowa Community College for a film about ethnic diversity titled “Discovering Our Diversity.” This two-day event is free and open to the public. The movie will be shown on the first day at 7 PM, with a follow-up discussion for the second day. The event will be held on September 30 - October 1 and February 16 – 17 2010 at Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa.
The event, according to Project Director Dr. Rhonda Pennings, will incorporate a viewing of the film and a community discussion the following day. The film will explore the growing ethnic diversity of northwest Iowa and encourage a discussion.
"Iowa is in a state of demographic flux," said Humanities Iowa Executive Director Christopher Rossi, "and our organization is pleased to provide support for this project to record the changes, while having people reflect on history being written."
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.