The Peace Flag Project and the East Providence Library collaborated on a month-long celebration of Peace this past January. This wonderful project was made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) to the Peace Flag Project (PFP), a RI pro-peace nonprofit.
“We are especially proud that the grant to the Peace Flag Project is the first humanities grant made to a peace organization,” says Ginny Fox, Director of the Peace Flag Project. “It expands the definition of ‘humanities’ for the RICH, and it is good news for peace.”
The humanities are not just academic disciplines; they are an inherent part of our everyday lives. Through its grants, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH), founded in 1973, seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education and community engagement. RICH grants help organizations explore the past in a meaningful way, so we know more about what came before us; to shine a light on the cultural vibrancy of our many communities, so we can appreciate and understand what is happening all around us; and to highlight the many positive, vibrant aspects of life in Rhode Island. “Working together, our humanities community has sparked new connections, inspired innovative ideas, and created meaningful experiences to enrich the culture, creativity, and civic life of our state,” says Elizabeth Frances, RICH’s Executive Director. RICH is an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has made this work possible. RICH is an independent state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.