Project News

E.g., Mar 2021

Ahwatukee prof’s ‘Hacks for Humanity’ goes global

Source: AFN News Staff Date: Monday, November 16, 2020

Ahwatukee Professor Neal Lester scored a major achievement with his annual Hacks for Humanity last month.

7th annual Hacks for Humanity goes virtual, attracts international participation

Source: ASU Now Date: Friday, October 30, 2020

Project Humanities’ seventh annual Hacks for Humanity event, diverse groups like this worked together virtually to create innovative tools to advance solutions to big social challenges.

Parenting together when we’re not together anymore

Source: ASU Now Date: Friday, October 23, 2020

Project Humanities panel discussion examines the difficulties of co-parenting children in a modern world. Raising children isn’t like it was in your parents' and grandparents’ generation. 

Teams set to ‘hack’ societal problems at upcoming Arizona State event

Source: Daily Independent Date: Thursday, September 10, 2020

The annual gathering of minds aims to cut through the clutter and controversy to discover unforeseen shortcuts to cope with society’s pressing challenges, according to Neal Lester, Ph.D., who founded and leads ASU’s Project Humanities.

Project Humanities’ 7th annual Hacks for Humanity goes virtual

Source: Daily Independent Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Project Humanities’ annual Hacks for Humanity: Hacking for the Social Good draws participants from different professions, ages, communities, and backgrounds for a weekend of creating solutions to big social challenges.

ASU’s Project Humanities brings women together to explore roles in anti-racism advocacy

Source: ASU Now Date: Friday, August 28, 2020

White women have historically played a curious role in race relations in America, occupying dual roles as oppressor and the oppressed. While they benefit from racial privilege, they still suffer from the patriarchy inherent in systems of white supremacy. 


How Project Humanities Is Creating Conversations About Social Justice

Source: Phoenix New Times Date: Friday, August 21, 2020

“We knew we wanted to try something different,” says Neal Lester, founding director of Project Humanities. “We were all going through something we’d never been through before, but we knew we didn’t want to talk only about COVID-19.”

Ahwatukee prof’s program continues Podcast Club this fall

Source: Ahwatukee Foothills News Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020

Ahwatukee professor Dr. Neal Lester’s Project Humanities at Arizona State University has lined up a fall program on major issues for its new Podcast Club.

ASU Project Humanities Launches Fall Programs

Source: Arizona Informant Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Amid the persistant COVID-19 uncertainities and loss, and this U.S crisis in racial justice, Project Humanities launches it's Fall 2020 events lineup. 

Isolation during social distancing becomes a concern

Source: AZ PBS Date: Friday, May 15, 2020

Stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines are making for greater isolation to the point that some are concerned that we’re in danger of losing our sense of contact.