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With hundreds of events each year, our community of storytellers and idea lovers is waiting for you. Get involved in the humanities — attend an event, start a conversation, and participate in one of our initiatives.

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Our community is filled with speakers who lead powerful conversations about what it means to be human. Participate in the movement of ideas by bringing a Kansas speaker to your school, organization or community. You'll walk away with new insights — and with ideas about how you can impact the world.

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Spark a Conversation with a Big Idea

What’s the Big Idea? Fresh ideas about historical and current events that provide a starting point for conversations about ideas that shape our world. Read more. Browse the collection of Big Idea essays to spark a conversation at your next dinner party, book club, or movie night.


Host a Book Club

Start a conversation and create change in your community with a book club. Our resources and ideas are here to support you.

Big Idea Book Club Reading List

Attend a Dinner Party

When you host a dinner party, you'll have the opportunity to create a space for connection and new understanding. Check out our engaging dinner party topics, and spark a rich, enlightening conversation.

Big Idea Article / Podcast List

Have a Movie Night

Let the flicks and films do the teaching! Hosting a movie night at your home or a film screening in your neighborhood can lead to eye-opening discussions.

Big Idea Film List

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Let’s make sure Congress knows that federal funding for the humanities makes a difference in Kansas! Contact your member of Congress today to support federal funding for the humanities.

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Why It Matters

Humanities Kansas depends on federal funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support and create public humanities events in our state.

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