Upcoming Cleveland Humanities Festival Events

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  • Scam and Identity Theft

    April 17, 2021 - 11:00 AM

    Rachel Slomovitz from Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People will share how to recognize scams, fraud and exploitation. Virtual program.

  • Desktop Dialogue: An Art Anthology, Chapter Three with Mourning [A] BLKstar 

    April 21, 2021 - 12:00 PM

    How many stories can a work of art tell? 

    The series An Art Anthology, accompanies the CMA exhibition Stories from Storage. Developed in collaboration with the creative writing organization Literary Cleveland, the series invites four local storytellers to offer artful interpretations of select objects on view in the show. 

  • Personality Tests: Fact or Fiction

    April 28, 2021 - 7:00 PM

    Popular “personality tests” promote a deeper understanding of self. Or do they?  Dr. Keriazes from MetroHealth will help you explore how real these tests are and what we can learn from them. Virtual program. Registration required.

    Register HERE.


    This events is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Virtual Panel Discussion: Slovenian Neighborhoods of Cleveland

    April 29, 2021 - 7:00 PM

    Cleveland is home to the largest settlement of Slovenians outside of Europe. Slovenian-Americans took advantage of the resources the city made available to them to build families and institutions and develop a lively cultural scene. Each of the city’s Slovenian neighborhoods was anchored by an imposing cultural Hall or majestic church (or both), surrounded by tidy homes and thriving businesses. Many high-profile Clevelanders emerged from those neighborhoods to leave their mark on the city.

  • The LatinX-Perience

    April 29, 2021 - 7:00 PM

    While all Latinx individuals have varied backgrounds and unique family histories, we also encounter common threads that tie us together. Join us for a discussion exploring our shared and contrasting experiences as Latinx individuals growing up in the United States.  Registration required.

    Register HERE.


    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Booked by the Police Chief: "Homeland Elegies" by Ayad Akhtar 

    April 29, 2021 - 7:00 PM

    Read this inventive, fiction story inspired by the author’s personal experiences, to explore life as first-generation American-born Muslim man. Police Chief George Lichman will lead the discussion as we consider what creates personal and cultural identity. Register to receive an emailed invitation to join in our virtual discussion.

    Click HERE to register.


    The event is sponsored by Rocky River Public Library.

  • Contemplating the Sublime

    April 30, 2021 - 7:00 PM

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world self-quarantined in hopes of slowing down the rate of infection. Everyday life was not as fixed as we perhaps once thought; and, since we often identify with our daily activities, so too did many of our identities seem untethered from this new reality. Our identities are (in part) constructs, narratives that we continue to affirm through our beliefs and our behaviors; in this regard, identity also allows us to intervene in the stories that we believe about ourselves.

  • Scam and Identity Theft

    May 3, 2021 - 7:00 PM

    Rachel Slomovitz from Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People will share how to recognize scams, fraud and exploitation. Virtual program. Registration required.

    Register HERE.


    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Desktop Dialogue: An Art Anthology, Chapter Four with Kamden Hilliard

    May 7, 2021 - 12:00 PM

    How many stories can a work of art tell?   

    The series An Art Anthology, accompanies the CMA exhibition Stories from Storage. Developed in collaboration with the creative writing organization Literary Cleveland, the series invites four local storytellers to offer artful interpretations of select objects on view in the show. 

  • Catfish Scam

    May 19, 2021 - 7:00 PM

    What is catfishing? How do you know if you are being catfished? Danelle Musil from the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs will provide answers to these questions plus share ways you can protect yourself from being catfished online. Virtual program. Registration required.

    Register HERE.

     


     

    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.

  • Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

    May 24, 2021 - 7:00 PM

    Cynthia Davenport from the Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter will provide basic information that everyone needs to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us. It incorporates video interviews with professionals, patients with dementia, and caregivers discussing real life issues. Virtual program. Registration required.

    Register HERE.


    This event is sponsored by Cuyahoga County Public Library.