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Help launch Wayne Hare's new series, Civil Conversations, exploring the African American experience and race in the West!
Help launch Wayne Hare's new series, Civil Conversations, exploring the African American experience and race in the West!
149 backers pledged $26,053 to help bring this project to life.

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 'Final Days' of the campaign!  We need your support TODAY to reach our goal of funding Civil Conversations. 

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The $25,000 goal will fund the entire 1st year of the project!

  • Stretch goal of $35,000 will support an additional video and give us the seed funds for year two of Civil Conversations! 

Where your donation goes!

  • Writing and travel support for eight Civil Conversations stories: $20,000 & a mini-documentary about Nicodemus Kansas: $5,000.

Support Wayne Hare as he travels the west for his new series, Civil Conversations, exploring the unique experiences of African Americans through their history in the west.  As a writer for High Country News, he will bring us stories of people and places informing our understanding of race in the west and connecting the past to the present.

Wayne will spend two to three weeks traveling and writing per piece for a total of 16-24 weeks of work in 2018 and the series will run both in hard copy in High Country News and online at hcn.org.

The first story, "What Happened in Nicodemus Kansas?" is now available online at hcn.org and in the print magazine. 

Every donation to this Kickstarter of $25.00 or more is tax deductible! 

Risks and challenges

We can't meet our financial goal for this series and we continue to have a lack of media coverage and civil conversations surrounding African American experience in the west and a deeper understanding of institutionalized racism in the west.

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    Civil Conversations Supporter

    Any amount supports Civil Conversations! You will have the satisfaction of knowing you are a part of Wayne's journey in the west.

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    Your name in High Country News

    Give $100 or more and receive recognition as a supporter of Civil Conversations in a printed edition of High Country News in 2018.

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    A Civil Conversation with Wayne Hare!

    Give $500 or more and have a wonderful lunch with the author in Western Colorado at a place of your choice. Let him know your thoughts about the series and work with him to develop ideas for future stories!

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