Double Down - A Blog

Feb 7, 2019 | Posted by Sean C. Jones

For the past 20 years as a public school art educator, I’ve asked my students to do a “Daily Drawing” at the beginning of class. I write a prompt on the board, usually silly, to help them begin. I tell them there is no wrong answer with the Daily Drawing; it is the act of doing a drawing that is important. In recent years, I have found myself defending the Daily Drawing to administrators who are unfamiliar with the value of visual language and the exercise of drawing. They often demand the Daily Drawing be tied to prior vocabulary learning, enforcing English...

Jan 31, 2019 | Posted by Staff of Nevada Humanities

Do you know of someone who is a shining example of the humanities or is making great strides to share the humanities in your community? Or an organization that is helping to promote the humanities in Nevada? Consider nominating them for a 2019 Nevada Humanities Award.

 

We encourage people from all across Nevada to identify individuals and organizations in their communities that have enriched their...

Jan 24, 2019 | Posted by Staff of Nevada Humanities

 

 

Do you want to know about Nevada Humanities Great Basin Young Chautauqua (GBYC) program? Don’t let us tell you. Our 2018 Young Chautauqua scholars share with you what they love about this program and why it’s so important. Take a look at this short ...

Jan 17, 2019 | Posted by Staff of Nevada Humanities

 

At the end of January, the Western Folklife Center in Elko will host the annual ...

Jan 10, 2019 | Posted by Katharine Schweitzer

A culture of political debate and dissent, free and fair elections, and the peaceful transition of power are among the goals of contemporary American democracy. Contested elections...

Jan 4, 2019 | Posted by Ismael Santillanes

For the first five years in prison, nothing more closely describes my life as this: I existed....

Dec 20, 2018 | Posted by Staff of Nevada Humanities

We wish you a joyous holiday season and look forward to sharing with you all the humanities have to offer from Reno to Las Vegas and every place in between. The Double Down blog will return with a new post on January 3, 2019.

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Dec 13, 2018 | Posted by Daniel Gumbiner

Over the past several months, thanks to the generous support of Nevada Humanities, I have had the opportunity to visit several schools in Nevada to discuss my book, The Boatbuilder. I met with high schoolers and college students, traveled up and down the state from Winnemucca to Pahrump. One of the most common questions I was asked was why I chose to write about a...

Dec 6, 2018 | Posted by Daria Peoples-Riley

Because people come to live in Las Vegas from all over the world, before the exchange of names or even general references to the scorching weather, we often ask, “Where are you from?” Regardless of how often I’ve been asked this question, I still hesitate when I answer. In the awkward pause of my new acquaintance awaiting my response, my mind shifts and shuffles. 

I think about the way I wish to answer, “Well,” I...

Nov 29, 2018 | Posted by The Holland Project and Staff of Nevada Humanities

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