Humanities Montana offers free discussion toolkits, events this season

From a news release

Humanities Montana is offering free Gather Round discussion toolkits and events to gather Montanans for storytelling and conversation, along with a series of in-person and virtual events happening this spring and summer.

Gather Round brings people together to discuss and explore topics relevant to Montana culture and history. This year’s Gather Round theme “Earth” is designed to spark dialogue around topics of environmental responsibility, community and nature.

“Gather Round is an approachable event for all Montanans to be in conversation and spur curiosity about topics important to our sense of place, history and culture,” said Kim Anderson, Humanities Montana director of programs and grants. “In Montana we hold a special appreciation for nature. This year’s Gather Round ‘Earth’ program will allow us to deepen our connection to landscape while visiting places and texts that insight reflection and inspiration.”

The toolkits are designed to provoke conversation around the “Earth” theme. Each kit includes a copy of “Living Nations, Living Words,” a new anthology of Native American poetry edited by U.S. poet laureate Joy Harjo, prompts to inspire conversation, Lunar Brambles Native Herbal Tea and Montana wildflower seeds. The kits are ideal for classrooms, book clubs, families and friend groups

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