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What are the humanities and why is HumanitiesDC important?

Humanities Lens

What are the humanities? According to the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965 (as amended), the term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to, “the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the

Humanitini: Surviving Homelessness in DC

Dec 2017 Humanitini

This Month: Surviving Homelessness in DC The Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness (TCP)’s 2017 Point in Time study found thatĀ on any given night thereĀ are 7,473 homeless people in Washington, DC – 31% of whom are minors. In 2015, Mayor Muriel Bowser launched an initiative to end homelessness in Washington, DC, which includes the closure of DC General to replace it with smaller, short-term family shelters throughout the District. Given the alarming figures and the plethora of obstacles homeless

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