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Artificial Intelligence: Is There a Ghost in the Machine?

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Supported by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, the Jaffrey Civic Center’s “Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.” on Monday, January 21 will bring people together to remember and find inspiration in the life and work of Dr. Marin Luther King, Jr.

Babyboomers, Gen X, Millennials. Whichever label applies to your age group is assumed to express something about who you are and how you approach the world. In some ways, that may be true. We are all molded by our societal and historical context, and common generational trends help us see how we have been influenced by the past and what direction we might move in the future.

Movies help us experience and understand each other and the world around us. They educate and enlighten us. And, they can lead to meaningful and much-needed discourse. Lights, Camera, Civics! hopes to be a catalyst for such conversations.

Funded in part by New Hampshire Humanities, the Black Heritage Trail of NH will host two additional programs in the Elinor Williams Hooker Tea Talk series. These dialogues act as a catalyst for deeper excavating of New Hampshire’s Black history, while also facilitating intellectual and communal connections between racism’s grip on our past and its contemporary manifestations.


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Humanities to Go

Our Humanities to Go catalog features over 200 programs available to groups throughout New Hampshire.


Our book discussion program for adult new readers opens doors into the world of books and ideas.

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We support local cultural and educational institutions by awarding grants for innovative programs.

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New Hampshire Humanities is an independent nonprofit which depends on contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, and civic organizations in order to offer free public programming that fosters lifelong learning, reflection, and respectful conversation.