Let’s Be Shore, a project of the Maryland Humanities Council’s Practicing Democracy program, uses the humanities (history, literature, documentary film, oral histories, ethics, philosophy, scholarship, etc.) to bring people with multiple perspectives together for passionate and respectful dialogue about land use and agriculture and their effect on water quality along Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
In this way, the project uses the humanities to encourage Marylanders to get involved in public discourse, promoting civil dialogue and civic engagement on the local level. This website provides a platform for participants to share their views, connect to community issues, reflect on their on their own ideas, and make their own decisions.
The Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) is a statewide, educational 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that uses the humanities to stimulate and promote informed dialogue and increased civic engagement. Via programs such as One Maryland One Book, Maryland History Day, Chautuaqua living history series, Museum on Main Street, and Speakers Bureau, MHC serves nearly a half a million Maryland residents annually.
For more information, visit www.mdhc.org.