Humanities Washington Seeks Presenters for Statewide Speakers Bureau

Humanities Washington is seeking applications from qualified individuals interested in serving as 2012-14 presenters for its statewide Speakers Bureau program. The deadline for application is April 27, 2012.

Overview
One of Humanities Washington’s most popular programs, the Speakers Bureau offers free public presentations across the state on numerous topics. Humanities Washington’s speakers inspire audiences to think, learn, engage and often laugh.

Humanities Washington speakers collectively deliver hundreds of talks in every corner of the state to audiences at libraries, schools, colleges, museums and historical societies, retirement homes, community centers, civic organizations and other locations. Speakers are carefully selected based on their expertise and ability to deliver fascinating content and insight, and their ability to engage communities in conversations that will deepen people’s understanding of the topics presented and broaden the audience’s perspectives on issues.

The Speakers Bureau program aims to create programming that:

  • Provides context and encourages critical thinking on contemporary and emerging issues of interest to the people of Washington State
  • Fosters individual awareness and connections with varied points of view
  • Encourages cross-cultural/cross-community discovery
  • Provides opportunities for scholars and cultural experts to connect with audiences outside of a formal classroom setting
  • Serves audiences from a range of income levels, geographies and cultural backgrounds
  • Provides creative, enjoyable and compelling community engagement by providing opportunities to actively listen, learn and respond to the topic at hand

If you are interested in applying go to the Humanities WA website.

For more information, contact Zaki Abdelhamid, program manager, at 206.682.1770 x102, or zaki@humanities.org.

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