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Project Humanities 10-Year Anniversary Video 

Video Credit: Don Gerron


Project Humanities: 2021 MLK Diversity Award by City of Tempe



Message from the Director

For some, 10 years is not a big deal. It’s a moment in time in the big scheme of things that matter. For others and for us, 10 years is an important marker of our efforts to bring individuals and communities together to talk, listen, and connect.  As 2021 marks hundreds of Project Humanities past activities, events, and programs, it is also an opportunity to thank our many volunteers, interns, staff,  student workers, faculty colleagues, and community partners who have in any way supported us. This journey to demystify humanities and to demonstrate humanities in action has made us a leader in local and national conversations about myriad issues that are important to so many individuals across communities.

As we celebrate our accomplishments and our evolution since 2011, we also take stock of what the next two, five, and ten years might look like for us as a multiple award-winning university initiative. Whatever we have been and whatever we now imagine ourselves to be, we know that our successes reflection all of you in one way or another.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 

Neal Lester, PhD






Ramona Ferrara

Laray Todd and Santiago Todd

 DL White

Chantal van Klompenberg

 Miguel Fernandez

 ASU President Michael M. Crow



 Sophia Holloway

 Deidre Colvin

 Austin Davis

 Clottee Hammons


The Future Loves You Already- Jena Schwartz (Community Reading)



Humanity 101 Talkline ↓

  "Make up a story. Narrative is radical, creating us at the very moment it is being created.”

                                                  --Toni Morrison

We at Project Humanities understand and embrace the power of words and the importance of stories and storytelling. We know that lives are changed, ideas are challenged, and connections are made. As part of Project Humanities’ 10th-year anniversary celebration, we invite you to … 

Tell [us] a story--a small story, a true story--a story from your heart, a story from your life. Tell me of a time when you lost something--your keys, your heart, your mind, your mother or father, your way in the world--or tell me about a small joy you had today. Tell me a story--and your telling it will change you--and your telling it will change me--and such stories will move us both closer to the light.” (ASU Professor Emeritus G. Lynn Nelson, 2004)

Please share a story up to 3 minutes about what Project Humanities means to you, how our presence and programming have impacted you, and why and how Project Humanities’ work has relevance for now and the future. Just tell us a story of how and why we matter to you by leaving a voicemail, day or night at (480) 378-7710. Your voicemail can be used to publicly demonstrate how our work over the past 10 years matters to you.

We can’t wait to hear and share your story. We are listening …


Humanity 101 Talkline Entries



Testimonials ↓

In commemoration of our 10th year anniversary--2021--we seek to highlight the memories and impact of Project Humanities on those in our growing local, regional, national and even international network.

Below is a questionnaire asking about your positive experiences with Project Humanities over the years. Please share how Project Humanities has impacted you over the years, and if applicable, please also share the ways in which you have witnessed Project Humanities’ growth and evolution.


Ten Years of TLC Testimonials on YouTube

Testimonial: Tina Chen
Testimonial: DL White
Testimonial: Austin Davis
Testimonial: LaRay Todd
Testimonial: Chantal and Steve Vanklompenburg
Testimonial: Cathie Mancini
Testimonial: Sofia
Testimonial: Rachel DeFurio
Testimonial: Wayne Clancy
Testimonial: Yvonne Harrison
Testimonial: The Baradar-Collins Family
Testimonial: Michigan State University Alumni
Testimonial: Megan Todd
Testimonial: Davin Nathanson
Testimonial: Ellie Hutchinson
Testimonial: Jackie Rifkin
Testimonial: Austin Davis (2)
Testimonial: Wendy Eischen
Testimonial: Deidra Colvin
Testimonial: Santiago Griffin Todd
Testimonial: Pat Pataranutaporn
Testimonial: Jennifer Alvarez
Testimonial: Johnny Martin




Raise 101 Voices ↓

Humanity 101 Founders

Founders are individuals and organizations who invest at least $1,000 (tax-deductible) in our Project Humanities programming. In addition to connecting more intimately with the impactful work of Arizona State University and Project Humanities—from our homeless outreach to our annual Hacks or Humanity: Hacking for the Social Good

  • Founders are lifetime members of our organization supporters.
  • Founders have via Project Humanities a local and national platform from which to explore topics and critical issues about which they are most passionate.
  • Founders participate in our semester and year-long Project Humanities programing.
  • Founders are VIP guests to meet and interact with Project Humanities keynote speakers like Nora McInerny who spoke recently on the topic of “toxic positivity,” an event that attracted 800 online participants.
  • Founders are publicly acknowledged at Project Humanities events and programs.
  • Founders are listed as such on our Project Humanities website and on a physical banner displayed at Project Humanities major public events and activities.
  • Founders can serve as mentors, volunteers, potential speakers, workshop facilitators, competition judges, and panelists for Project Humanities events.
  • Founders have access to select Project Humanities resources to advance the Project Humanities vision and mission.
To become a Founder now, you can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the below button. Such an investment can also take the form of a pledge of installments.
Invest Now




Ambassadorships and Contests ↓

Humanity 101 Donations Challenge ↓


Humanity 101 Donations Challenge

In commemoration of our 10-year anniversary, Project Humanities is challenging all supporters to participate in and help spread the word about our monthly donation drives throughout the year. Our goal is to collect 101 items for each drive but we challenge you to help us surpass this goal. Collect 202, 303, 404…

Start Date




February 9, 2021

Cases of Bottled Water

March 23, 2021

436 cases of water

April 5, 2021

Disposable Masks & Travel Size Hand Sanitizers

Saturday, April 24, 2021

244 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer

3,500 Disposable Masks

May 3, 2021

Sunglasses, Sunscreen & Reusable Water Bottles

Saturday, May 29, 2021

388 Sunglasses

466 Sunscreen

930 Reusable Water Bottles

June 1, 2021

Flip Flops, Travel Size

Deodorant & Mouthwash

Saturday, June 26, 2021

296 Flip Flops

379 Travel Size Deodorant

423 Mouthwash

July 1, 2021

Bottled Water, Gatorade & Crystal Light Packs

Saturday, July 31, 2021

1650 Crystal Light Packs

Aug. 2, 2021

New Underwear, Toiletries & Refillable Travel-Sized Bottles

Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021

792 Underwear (328 women’s, 464 men’s)

98 Refillable Travel-Sized Bottles

Sept. 1, 2021

Healthy Snacks & Backpacks

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021


Oct. 1, 2021

Blankets, Beanies, Gloves & Hand Warmers

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021


The deadline for drop-offs is the last Saturday of each month. Drive through the ASU Project Humanities Donation site between 10:00am – 12:30pm at: 200 E. Curry Road, Tempe 85281. Or contact one of our committee members near you to arrange a pickup date/time.


Metro/North Phoenix:

Deidra Colvin,                                                      


South/Southwest Phoenix:

DL White,


If you would like to donate other items not on this list, please check out the Amazon Wishlist!


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