At the heart of the humanities are stories. Stories carry our culture; they educate, transform, and change us. They can spark new ideas and fresh thinking, but we must willingly listen to one another and engage in difficult conversations about our past, the complexities we face today, and the future we can create together. We know we will not be perfect, but we will be present.

  • Humanities Tennessee stands with all fellow humans engaged in the enduring struggle for justice and we commit to doing what we can to achieve an equitable Tennessee.
  • Humanities Tennessee commits to creating safe spaces where all people of Tennessee can share their stories and explore ideas free of intolerance.
  • Humanities Tennessee will provide resources, share readings, and collaborate with humanists (scholars and writers) to curate texts for reflection and learning so that the work for a more just and inclusive society can continue.
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