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Mon, Jan 22


Canton Learning Collaborative

Illinois Humanities / NEA Big Read: Discussion #2 - Heartland

Fulton County Arts and the Canton Learning Collaborative are working together with Illinois Humanities on hosting the 2023-2024 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read!

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Illinois Humanities / NEA Big Read: Discussion #2 - Heartland
Illinois Humanities / NEA Big Read: Discussion #2 - Heartland

Time & Location

Jan 22, 2024, 6:00 PM CST – Jan 23, 2024, 8:00 PM CST

Canton Learning Collaborative , 29 East Side Square, Canton, IL 61520, USA


About the event

The 2023-2024 NEA Big Read program through Illinois Humanities features two titles about the American dream, class, and inequality: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh, and Infinite Country by Patricia Engel. We will discuss Heartland through December and January, followed by Infinite Country through February and March. These can be joined in person or virtually! 

*Second Discussion*

The second discussion of Heartland will be held on Monday, January 22nd at 6:30pm inside the Canton Learning Collaborative — Zoom link available. When we read together, we broaden our imaginations and understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves. Read alongside other NEA Big Read groups across Illinois and the nation by reaching out to Fulton County Arts here on Facebook, or at our website at www.FultonCountyArts.Org

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Fulton County Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on community engagement projects funded by donations, sponsorships, and grants. Illinois Humanities, the Illinois affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has chosen to support FCA to activate the humanities in Fulton County, and surrounding areas. Thank you Illinois Humanities for your generous support!

FCA Mission: An arts organization of volunteers focused on building community - encouraging involvement, promoting social equity, supporting cultural needs, and celebrating diversity.

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