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Beyond the Page is a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in Dane County libraries – forever.

Celebrate the Humanities with Dane County Libraries in 2017. 

Choose from a variety of humanities topics!

  • African American Writers in Wisconsin: Voices Past and Present
  • Bard on Broadway
  • Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker’s Yardbird
  • From Page to Stage with Forward Theater Company
  • Get to Know Our Neighbors: Wisconsin Tribal Nations and Communities
  • The Horse-Human Connection
  • Punishing the Poor: Criminalizing Poverty
  • Reel Reflecting: International Cinema & Conversation
  • Stories in Motion
  • The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof

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Punishing the Poor: Criminalizing Poverty, Understanding Race and Criminal Justice in Wisconsin

When: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Verona Public Library

Understanding Race and Criminal Justice in Wisconsin will provide graphical displays of trends in imprisonment and arrest in Wisconsin including comparisons between Wisconsin and the rest of the country and comparisons of different areas in Wisconsin. Pamela Oliver will discuss the various explanations for these patterns in the racial-political history of Wisconsin and the nation and will invite the audience to ask questions and contribute their ideas.

Punishing the Poor: Criminalizing Poverty, A Multidisciplinary Exploration of the Impacts of Incarceration on Individuals, Families, and Communities

When: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Monona Public Library

A Multidisciplinary Exploration of the Impacts of Incarceration on Individuals, Families, and Communities will feature a panel format of graduate scholars and Center Staff from the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology to discuss the impact of incarceration, and the historic phenomenon of mass incarceration, on individuals, families, and communities.

Roughneck Grace: Humor and Hope from the Heartland with Author Michael Perry

When: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Belleville Public Library

Michael Perry's unique position as both a local boy and a New York Times bestseller presents an equally unique opportunity for reflection upon our local culture and its reception beyond the state; we consider not only what it is to be a rural Wisconsinite, but what that experience means to his readers across the country.

Extending the Stage: Charlie Parker's Yardbird- An Evening of Rare Jazz Films

When: 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Goodman South Library

An Evening of Rare Jazz Films

Jazz historian Gary Alderman will present and explain films of the historically-significant innovators of modern jazz, including the only two existing videos with sound of Charlie Parker. Among the other musicians shown will be those relevant to Parker’s music and career, including Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Sonny Sitt, and Cannonball Adderly. ​

 

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National Endowment for the Humanities

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