Monuments and museums in the nation's capital attract millions of visitors, but DC's cultural legacy is often undervalued. HumanitiesDC creates opportunities for residents to celebrate and contribute to this legacy through its free public programs and community-based grantmaking. Its Porchtales podcast, documentary festival, events series, and annual Heritage Showcase amplify the diverse voices that make up our city's past and present. The DC Oral History Collaborative offers training for anyone who wants to interview, record, and archive untold stories, while Community Journalism workshops train participants to cover important stories that are published in partnership with local news outlets. Engaging community expertise, HumanitiesDC annually awards some $1 million to projects exploring DC's vibrant cultural life - illuminating and strengthening the tapestry of unique, universal stories that make us who we are.
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