LEH Statement on the Coronavirus

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) partners with communities, individuals, and organizations across the state to provide access to humanities-based educational programs and opportunities to Louisiana residents. As a direct provider and/or funder of public programs in all sixty-four Louisiana parishes, the LEH is carefully monitoring the developing progress of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the guidance of local, state, and federal authorities. The health and safety of our partners and community members is paramount.

As the coronavirus’s impact expands, we encourage program partners and grantees to keep public health at the forefront of their planning efforts and communicate any scheduling changes or programming concerns directly to their grant or program managers. Should the current public health situation necessitate changes to LEH-scheduled programs, those changes will be communicated via leh.org and LEH’s social media channels.

Useful Links on the Coronavirus and Related Public Health Guidelines

Louisiana Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC Guidance on Steps to Reduce Illness

Programming Contacts

PRIME TIME Program Managers

James Brown
Lacey Cunningham
Christina Lott

Public Programs Grants Manager

Chris Robert

Programming Changes


For updates to our PRIME TIME program schedules across the state, visit PRIME TIME Family and PRIME TIME Preschool.

64 Parishes

64 Parishes Publication Party
Vantage Tower Banquet Room, 130 Desiard St.
originally scheduled for April 1 | 5:30 p.m.

Rebirth Grant Workshops

All upcoming Rebirth grant workshops previously scheduled to take place in Lake Charles and Monroe will now take place online on March 23 at 1 p.m. and April 2 at 10 a.m. To register, please click here. For questions regarding upcoming grants webinars, email grants manager Chris Robert.

Rebirth Programs

Exhibition Opening
Determined to Rise: The Woman’s Suffrage Movement in Louisiana
Sims Memorial Library, Southeastern Louisiana University
originally scheduled for March 16 | 5:30 p.m.
postponed until further notice

The Gift of Dialogue: Conversations on Racial Justice
Calcasieu Parish Public Library
originally scheduled for March 24
postponed until further notice

In Pursuit of Equal Justice
“Who and Where Were the Women?: Louisiana Convict Lease 1868-1901”
Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation
originally scheduled for March 20
postponed until September 18, 2020

In Pursuit of Equal Justice
“Discovering the Women During Leasing: From The Walls to Angola, 1868-1900”
Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation
originally scheduled for March 31
postponed until further notice

Letters Read
“The Letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin”
Nancy Collins in partnership with Acting Up (Acadiana) and Acadiana Center for the Arts
originally scheduled for 5/12/20
postponed until further notice

Letters Read
“The Letters of Stuart Butler”
Nancy Collins in partnership with Frenchman Art and Books
originally scheduled for March 25
postponed until further notice

Poet Laureate Programs

Reading and Discussion with John Warner Smith
Grambling State University
Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center, Grambling State University
403 Main Street Grambling, LA 71245
originally scheduled for March 16

Delgado Reading Series
Delgado Community College: Center for Community Engagement
Delgado Community College
originally scheduled for March 25

Pinkie Gordon Lane Tenth Annual Poetry Contest Awards Program
John B. Cade Library, Southern University
originally scheduled for April 3 | 10:30 a.m.