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Humanities Design: A Primer and Workshop Exploring Equity, Access, and the Public

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Date(s) - 11/15/2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Humanities Design with Dr. Sara Ogger, Executive Director of Humanities New York

15 November 2019

10:00am–4:00pm

Room 3317

Lunch will be provided.

Join Executive Director of Humanities New York Dr. Sara Ogger to consider how we center the needs of humans when designing humanities programming and spaces for a range of publics. What sorts of ethical and pragmatic choices help promote equity and access for members of the community who are often excluded? How may we better articulate the values of the humanities through these choices, and what tools in the humanities toolbox do we bring to this discussion?

This challenging, interactive, and team-based workshop will address these questions in both philosophical and concrete terms. Attendees will have the chance to think about specific opportunities and challenges related to creating humanities programming and spaces and to collaboratively tackle problems facing those who create humanities programming every day.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by booking below.


Photo of Sara OggerSara Ogger is the Executive Director of Humanities New York, the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities and sole statewide voice for the public humanities since 1975. Under her leadership, Humanities New York has introduced innovative, popular and accessible public programs such as the “Public Humanities Fellows” and “Democracy and the Informed Citizen.” A seasoned advocate for the public humanities before Congress and the NYS Legislature, Sara began her work at Humanities New York as Grants Officer in 2002, becoming Associate Director and gaining significant state funding for Humanities New York before being appointed to the Executive Directorship in 2007. Dr. Ogger holds a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Princeton University and earned her BA at Bryn Mawr College.

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