“Philosophy In & By the Community”: Merlin & Helena Community Members featured in Vernon Press Anthology

A 2021 Vernon Press anthology series edited by Stephen Kekoa Miller featuring eight chapters about doing philosophy in innovative ways, both in the schools and the community at large. In our chapter, “Philosophy In & By the Community,” we explore how Merlin CCC — with the help & support of community — has taken shape in interesting, delightful, and unexpected ways.  In the process, we discuss our approach to philosophy, the kind of work we do, and some of its characteristics…as well as the significance & beauty of community & place. Learn more here!

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Merlin Featured in APA: An “Into Philosophy” Series Interview

An American Philosophical Association special series by Jeremy Bendik-Keymer and the “Into Philosophy” Team. This interview with Merlin CCC Founder & Director, Marisa Diaz-Waian, is part of a collection of collaborative essays/mini-series called “Philosophy as a Way of Life.” Read the interview here!

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“Bleeding Spirits” Listed as Standout Military History Book in Montana The Magazine of Western History’s 2020 Montana Book Roundup

Wow!!  We just received word that Bleeding Spirits: A Combat Soldier’s Memoir of the Vietnam War (1968-1969) was listed by Aaron Parrett as the standout military history book of 2020 in Montana The Magazine of Western History’s Montana Book Roundup! 

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BWP Helena Great Northern Hotel Helping to Support Philosophy in the Community in 2021

Thank you to Karena and the BWP Helena Great Northern Hotel family for your continued support of our organization.  Your 2021 in-kind sponsorship will help to support our philosophy in the community activities through the provision of lodging for our out-of-town guest speakers.

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What Our 2020 CARES Act Relief Grant from Humanities MT Helped Fund

We are extremely grateful to Humanities Montana and the National Endowment for Humanities for awarding our organization a $5,000 CARES Act Grant earlier this year.  Their rapid-response relief funding provided operational support to our non-profit (and so many others) during an extreme time of need.  Thank you so much!!  Check out what their relief grant helped to fund!

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