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ASU Project Humanities to receive Friend of the Humanities Award

Project Humanities flier
November 04, 2014

Arizona State University's renowned Project Humanities will receive the Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities Award from Arizona Humanities, Nov. 13, at Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix.

The Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities Award recognizes organizations, individuals or businesses that have made an impact within their communities through the implementation of workshops and events that promote the humanities by encouraging community participation.

Project Humanities facilitates public conversations and programs that seek to build a better understanding and appreciation of the humanities by promoting dialogue and by conducting exemplary community outreach activities that link the humanities with the people.

“We are very honored to be recognized with this award from our strong ongoing partnership with Arizona Humanities,” said Neal Lester, founding director of Project Humanities. “We look forward to continuing our efforts to spread awareness of the importance of humanities across the state.”

Project Humanities is designed to be a catalyst for community-building tools and opportunities through discussions and seminars, multidisciplinary events, community forums, film screenings and more. The success of Project Humanities has been recognized through various awards, such as the Roy Wilkins Community Service Award from the East Valley NAACP, the Key of Excellence Award from the Phi Beta Kappa Society, as well as a letter of commendation for Humanity 101 from the Dalai Lama.

To learn more about Project Humanities, visit