Joining host Bob Mann are Susan Wallner, Producer and Director of PCK Media and Varissa McMickens Blair, Executive Director of the Roebling Museum.
The Incubation and Action Grant program at NJCH provides funding for public humanities projects through a competitive grant process. PCK Media, in conjunction with Stockton University, received an Action Grant to support the production of a short documentary about Kea Tawana, a self-taught artist who built a 3-story ark in Newark’s Central Ward in the mid-1980s that became a focal point for debate about urban renewal. The Roebling Museum received an Incubation Grant to explore ways that the museum can invite public collaboration, contribution, and interaction with the collections and archives.
Humanities Connection is a monthly program that explores NJCH grantee projects and initiatives. Representatives from these nonprofit organizations discuss the impact of their public humanities programming in communities around the state. Sponsored by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and broadcast on WFDU (89.1 FM), Fairleigh Dickinson University’s public radio station, Humanities Connection, hosted by Bob Mann, airs the last Saturday of each month at 12:30 p.m.