Humanity 101®

"Large segments of … society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity."  - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1967) 

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What is Humanity 101?

Humanity 101 responds to the question: “Are we losing our humanity?” Project Humanities raised this question in September 2012 in an op-ed piece in local Valley newspapers and in USA Today, in a National Press Club forum, as part of a local community film series, and as part of multiple public lectures to diverse groups across the Valley and beyond. An overwhelming desire to respond to this question with concrete actions continues to emerge. Humanity 101 addresses how "human progress” impacts equality, equity, and social justice in America.

Humanity 101 provides solutions to humanity’s most pressing challenges. To address such challenges, we take the temperatures of our communities and constituent groups, and then critically engage in “talking, listening, and connecting.”

Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust contends that “Humans need meaning, understanding, and perspective as well as jobs.” Humanity 101 is thereby a growing multidisciplinary and multimodal toolbox of specific strategies and programs, hands-on activities, blogged interactions, workshops, symposia, PSAs and endorsements, an eBook, a theme song, Hacks for Humanity hackathons for the social good, checklists and curricular guides, a comprehensive website, and print, visual, and virtual resources that add perspective and meaning to daily experiences.

Humanity 101 can be customized for various communities—business, medical, educational, faith-based, social, and scientific. The Toolbox is portable and adaptable for diverse audiences and purposes to consciously, routinely, and deliberately engage each individual and group.

Humanity 101 Pledge

The Humanity 101 pledge acknowledges an intentional advocacy for a better tomorrow by personally, professionally, and socially embracing and practicing these key principles that represent humanity at its best: compassion, empathy, forgiveness, integrity, kindness, respect, and self-reflection.

These principles are not faith-based but rather nod toward a faith in humanity. These values connect with individuals across cultures and communities and reframe conversations and thinking about an organization’s culture and its commitment to advancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

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Humanity 101 Founders

“Founders” are individuals and organizations who invest at least $1,000 (tax-deductible) in our Project Humanities programming. After investing, Founders receive the distinction of becoming a lifetime patron member with the benefits of:

  • VIP Guest Access

Meet & interact with keynote speakers at Project Humanities events like Nora Mclnery & Dr. Bernice A. King.

  • Public Recognition

Be publicly acknowledged at Project Humanities events, our website, and a physical banner present at events.

  • Insider Participation

Serve as mentors, volunteers, speakers, workshop facilitators, competition judges, and panelists for Project Humanities events.

Invest Now

Join our 101 and growing Project Humanities Founders throughout Arizona and country. To become a Founder, click the button below to make your tax-deductible, one-time contribution or pledge of installments.

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Humanity 101® Founders

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Adam Draizin
Angela Cesal
Angela Copeland
Anthony Ferrara
Apollo Tempe
Arcelious Stephens & Michael Newsom
Arizona State University Center for the Future of Society
Arizona State University J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation
Arizona State University Police Department
Arizona State University School of International Letters and Cultures
Arizona State University Smart City Cloud Innovation Center Powered by AWS
Arizona State University University Technology Office
Armonte & Malik Williams
AVNET Integrated
Baradar-Collins Family
Barry Smith
Becky & Doug Pruitt
Bella Escalante & Leonardo Herrera
Bill & Leanor Johnson
Bill & Mary Glover
Bob & Mary Frederick
Bob Ramsey & Jenny Norton
Brian Paul Messling
Bruce Meyerson & Mary Ellen Simonson
Canvas Tempe
Carol Smith
Cathrine & Lawrence Goldberg
Celtic Property Management
Chantal & Steven VanKlompenberg
Chris & David Dotts
Christine & Rocky Armfield
Come Rain or Shine Foundation
David & Mimi Horowitz
David, PhD & Virginia Foster
Dennis McKinnie
Donald Kelley
Doug Nintzel & Teri Mcgovern-Nintzel
Dr. Danielle Gilliam
Elaissia Sears
Erika Alexander
Errol Payne
Ethel Carter
Eugene & Myrna Schwam
Farhad Ghayour
Felder Family
Floyd Galloway
Gail Bradley
Greg Altschuh & Janis Lipman
Iris Huey
J. Ibeh Agbanyim
Jack Selby
Jane Maienschein, PhD, and Richard Creath, PhD
Jeff & Gina LaBenz
Jeffrey Green & Brad Graber
Jennifer Jasper
Jim Tuton
John & Barbara Skinner
John Hetrick & Patricia Murphy
John Wintersteen
Jonathon Marshall & Laurie Goldstein
Jovetia Watson & Jay Hoselton
Kathy Nicholas/ Kate & Copeland Johnson*
Kimberly & Noel Childs
Kimberly Corbitt
Lebertha Umbreit
Lee Skinner
Loan Dao, DDS & Rodger Morales, Esq.
Lynn & George Jones
Marian “Jessie” BeCoates
Marlana-Patrice Pugh Hamer
Marshall & Zoe Terrill
Mary Cruz Jacobson
Maxine Marshall, PhD
Michael & Paula Przewlocki
Michele Michaels
Michelle Mace
Miguel Fernandez
Mitzi Krockover, MD & Jacque J. Sokolov, MD
Moses & Hope Thomas
Neal Lester, PhD & Adelina Zottola
Orlondo Kirk Begay
Parvinder S. Khanuja, MD
Phi Beta Kappa Society
Phi Iota Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
Przewlocki Horvath
Puffin West Foundation
Ramona Ferrera
Rana Singh Sodhi (Lakhwinder)
Raveen & Clara Arora
Rebecca Grubaugh
Robert (Thomas) Dixon
Roger Emilio Guerrero & Randy Ricardo, DO
Rose Kaur Sodhi (Bhupinder)
Scott Soutullo
Shannon & Tony Oldham
Silicon Valley Bank
State Farm
Sue Wilcox
Swarnjit Singh, MD & Tejinder Kaur, MD
Tammy Hamilton-McLeod
Theresa McKibbin (Terri)
Thomas Dixon
Todd Family
TR Badger & Beyauna Billings-Badger    
Union Tempe
Valley Bar
Verna & Alton Washington
Victor & Cynthia Hardy
Warner Angle Law
Warren Chu
William Lykins