Our Project Humanities blog is the place to hear about upcoming and past events, news, and commentary from our team. 


What is “Birth Justice”?

By Brekken Cogswell

April 10, 2023

Not all birthing experiences are created equal. This truth is painfully evident in the United States of America as this nation holds the worst maternal mortality rates for similarly wealthy nations.


Failed by Our Justice System

By Alina Bozhko

April 4, 2023

A few years ago, when I had the opportunity to tour the Capitol building in Washington D.C., I witnessed a protester outside being slammed against a wall by a police officer. Despite the peaceful nature of the protest, he was detained by police and quickly restrained with a zip tie. The protest continued around him, but that moment remained imprinted in my mind.


Building Compassion for Inclusive Restrooms

By Rae Macias

March 13, 2023

About the Event: Restrooms are spaces where the most intimate actions take place–regular bodily functions, private conversations, emotional breakdowns, lonely lunches and in classic times, the cheeky smoke. Yet their designs are built to evade just that; they intend to make what’s private, public.  


Unconscious Bias in Graphic Design

By Brekken Cogswell

March 3, 2023

At twelve years old, I was gifted my first sketchbook, four graphite pencils, and a moldable eraser. I spent that entire day drawing random household objects, beginning with the old wood furnace that heated my childhood home. Ten years later, I found myself employed with ASU Project Humanities as a graphic designer.


Project Humanities Homeless Outreach Intern: Why I Do It

By Santiago Griffin Todd

February 27, 2023

I began volunteering for Project Humanities’ homeless outreach when I was in eighth grade. As I prepare to graduate from high school now, four years later, I am a very active intern and will continue during my upcoming college years at Arizona State University, commencing this fall 2023.

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ASU Project Humanities wins Bronze at Prestigious Anthem Awards

By Brekken Cogswell

February 17, 2023

This year,  ASU Project Humanities joins the ranks of Anthem Award winners alongside myriad impressive individuals and organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Megan Rapinoe, It Gets Better Project, and Dr. Jane Goodall.


"Separate as the Fingers, Yet One as the Hand": Partnerships and Collaborations

By Brekken Cogswell

February 15, 2023

For the past 11 years, Project Humanities has partnered with hundreds of diverse organizations. We have partnered locally, nationally, and internationally, on myriad topics of cultural and social interest.


Ban Banning Books

By Alina Bozhko

January 31, 2023

Literature has always been a way for people to express their inner thoughts, new discoveries, and opinions on life. Through books, one can be transported into new worlds or learn about the world they already live in. For many, books are a comfort, as it allows them to feel more connected to humanity.