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
"Make up a story. Narrative is radical, creating us at the very moment it is being created.”
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
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.Survey
Ten Years of TLC Testimonials on YouTube
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.
Humanity 101 High School Contests
12:00pm/noon (MST/AZ) on Wednesday, on 1 September 2021
Open to anyone currently (as of May 2021) attending high school or enrolled in a GED program in Arizona.
The winner of each of the four areas will receive $500 and will
be recognized on live video stream in November 2021 during the culminating
10th anniversary Awards celebration event.
Each submission must relate to at least one of Project Humanities’
7 principles of the Humanity 101 pledge: compassion, empathy, forgiveness, integrity, kindness, respect, and self-reflection. We also ask that each entrant sign the Humanity 101 pledge located here:
Areas of Entry:
- Personal essay (500-word limit)
- Poem or reflection (250-word limit)
- Multimedia: short video or audio/music recording (3-minute limit)
- Physical art presentation (painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media) that can be represented via a photographic submission
Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form with a caption or short 3-sentence description explaining how the entry connects to the 7 principles of Humanity 101.
12:00pm/noon (MST/AZ) on Monday, 20 September 2021
- ASU undergraduate students from all majors and years of study are encouraged to apply
- Applicants must find an ASU faculty
- No GPA requirement
- Applicants must commit to the full 6-month term.
This Ambassadorship provides an opportunity for students to complete a research-based applied project that considers a social justice issue, under the mentorship of an ASU faculty member. This project will be presented publicly via a Project Humanities event. For more information on what an applied project constitutes as, please see our Project Expectations Guide.
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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…
February 9, 2021
Cases of Bottled Water
March 23, 2021
227 cases of water
April 5, 2021
Disposable Masks & Travel Size Hand Sanitizers
Saturday, April 24, 2021
132 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
3,300 Disposable Masks
May 3, 2021
Sunglasses, Sunscreen & Reusable Water Bottles
Saturday, May 29, 2021
June 1, 2021
Flip Flops, Travel Size
Deodorant & Mouthwash
Saturday, June 26, 2021
July 1, 2021
Bottled Water, Gatorade & Crystal Light Packs
Saturday, July 31, 2021
Aug. 2, 2021
New Underwear, Toiletries & Refillable Travel-Sized Bottles
Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021
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.
Deidra Colvin, firstname.lastname@example.org
DL White, email@example.com
If you would like to donate other items not on this list, please check out the Amazon Wishlist!