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V.I. Humanities Council Receives 'We the People'Grant


Nov. 30, 2004 — The National Endowments for the Humanities in support of the "We The People" initiative awarded the Virgin Islands Humanities Council a grant of $29,250.00 on September 28, 2004. The goal of this project is to encourage and strengthen the teaching and understanding of American history and culture through which we ultimately define ourselves as Americans.
The Council's project title is U.S. Virgin Islanders: A People's Quest for Self-Governance. The issue of self-determination is at the core of being a U.S. Virgin Islander. The Virgin Islands is at a crossroad: its political maturity is questionable because discussions about the islands' political status and constitution have been stalled.
The Virgin Islands Humanities Council is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, its mission is to provide opportunities for the diverse population of the Virgin Islands to participate in humanities programs, which promote a love of learning, encourage dialogue, enhance understanding and broadens people's judgment. To this end, " The Council will use the funds for a planning conference, a series of public forums, a lecture, video series and essay contest in order to deepen public awareness and understanding about the issues shaping the political future of the Virgin Islands. explained Mabel J. Maduro, Executive Director."
For further information, call the Virgin Islands Humanities Council at 776-4044.

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