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Our Mission, Vision, and Values


Humanities Kansas connects Kansans with stories, ideas, and each other to strengthen our communities. 


We envision Kansas energized by people engaging with diverse histories, literatures, and cultures – sharing stories that inspire, sparking conversations that inform, and inviting new insights to strengthen our communities. 


  • Community
    We commit to the exchange of ideas to inspire new bonds among Kansans, strengthen existing ties, and boost civic participation. 
  • Engagement     
    We encourage Kansans to tell their unique stories – and the stories of their communities - and to listen actively to those told by others. We seek new ways to integrate the humanities more fully in our communities. 
  • Equity               
    We work towards fairness and amplify underheard stories. 
  • Openness         
    We expand our network and reflect today’s Kansans and their communities. We welcome new ideas, engage with fresh perspectives, and increase access to HK resources. 
  • Partnerships     
    We grow and sustain meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with Kansans, communities, and organizations. 
  • Stewardship      
    We manage and distribute financial resources and programming opportunities in transparent and effective ways. We use our assets to do good things. 


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