Our Community public forums provide a space to discuss topics outside of our regular programming. We partner with institutions and organizations to promote public dialogue, over a variety of topics, through panel discussions, an open Q&A, and interactive events. 

Our hope is to engage communities in thoughtful discussions that touch on current social issues while promoting awareness for these topics throughout the state of Missouri. 

Democracy and the Informed Citizen 

Our Democracy and the Informed Citizen initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed society. 

On September 22nd, 2020 we are hosting “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” virtually. This program is made possible by the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and is administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. 

JUST Listening

Our JUST Listening series is dedicated to cataloging the art and activism that responds in the wake of tragic community events. This project took shape in 2014 as community response grew for social justice in Ferguson, Missouri. Partnering with the University of Missouri – St. Louis, we created the above 26 minute documentary that focuses on art as a reaction to tragedy and as a form of activism. 

Now, nearly six years later, we readdress this topic as we dive back into how art and activism can raise awareness and help build better, stronger communities. 


Our Think-N-Drink series merges current social topics and issues with a relaxed environment, where a beverage is encouraged! Grab a tea, coffee, or cocktail and join in as we discuss relevant social issues with a laid back public conversation. 

* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Think-N-Drinks have gone digital! Join us once a month as we cover a variety of subjects touching on the Rural Divide. 

Dates and times for these discussions can be found on our Events Calendar. For more information, email Ashley Beard-Fosnow at ashley@mohumanities.org