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About Project Humanities

Project Humanities is an award-winning initiative at Arizona State University. Founded in 2011 by Dr. Neal A. Lester, Project Humanities connects the university and diverse, local communities for engaged, inclusive, multidisciplinary public conversations about the intersections of humanities, social justice, racial/gender/sexual identities, and more.

Our mission is to facilitate critical conversations among diverse communities through talking, listening, and connecting. By exploring shared ideas and experiences, we are committed to broadening audience perspectives and showing the interconnectedness of humanities within and across disciplines, positively impacting how people think and behave in our daily lives.

Our vision is to be a leader in local, national, and international conversations about the breadth, depth, and value of humanities study and humanist practice across disciplines. We seek to cultivate and lead multidisciplinary, inclusive public programming that engages local to global communities in humanities and justice discussions.

View more about our Leadership Team here.

In all things that are purely social, we can be as separate as the fingers, yet as one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.

- Booker T. Washington, Up from Slavery (1901)

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