house resolution no.276

Rep. Zorn offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare June 11, 2024, as Humanities Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Michigan Humanities was founded in 1974 as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities and has helped Michiganders view the humanities as ideas, words, and activities that help us understand our lives and our world; and,

Whereas, Michigan Humanities connects us to Michiganís rich cultural and historical resources through initiatives that help the people of our state reason together and learn from one another. Through stories, histories, cultures, and conversations, the humanities introduce us to people, places, and ideas; and,

Whereas, The organization supports over five hundred partners annually across the state to examine diverse heritages, traditions, and histories that can point the way to mutual understanding and empathy. These partnerships impact over 300,000 Michiganders each year; and,

Whereas, The grants and programs offered by Michigan Humanities support a variety of projects in Michigan that emphasize collaboration among cultural, educational, and community-based organizations. These grants and programs play a vital role in defining our culture, our state, our community, and ourselves; and,†

Whereas, Now fifty years since its founding, Michigan Humanities continues to promote and support humanities programming throughout our state that explores, strengthens, and celebrates expansively and inclusively the stories, histories, and cultures of the people in our state; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare June 11, 2024, as Humanities Day in in the state of Michigan. We call upon our community members to celebrate and promote the humanities in our state.