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EVENTS
 
HAL International Launch Convening

October 30 - November 1, 2019

Express Newark, 54 Halsey Street, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ

Why does the past matter for the future of climate change? Join leading advocates, scholars, and students from over 20 cities to launch a memory movement for climate justice. These are the creators of Climates of Inequality: Stories of Environmental Justice, a multi-media installation created through collaborations between universities and frontline communities from Newark to New Orleans.  Read more

HAL International Convening

November 1-3, 2018

HAL's university and community partners came together with Newark community members and environmental justice issue experts to plan HAL's next project on climate and environmental justice.  Read more

 
HAL International Convening

October 18-21, 2017

HAL's university and community partners, along with leading scholars, activists, and organizers in criminal justice and climate justice, came together to reflect on HAL's most recent project, States of Incarceration, and strategize for the next initiative.  Read more

PRESS
GUANTÁNAMO PUBLIC MEMORY PROJECT
The Guardian | Destroying the notorious Camp X-Ray at Guantánamo is a huge mistake

March 12, 2018

The Pentagon this week announced it will tear down Camp X-Ray, the first temporary facility at Guantánamo where “enemy combatants” were imprisoned in 2002. Despite a US federal court’s preservation order, the Pentagon argued it did not need to preserve the physical site because the FBI has created a 3D digital reconstruction. Read More

 
Read more press on the Guantánamo Public Memory Project
STATES OF INCARCERATION
SUNY-Plattsburgh Newsroom | Special Project Enables Students to Support Education in Prisons

December 12, 2018

Education and incarceration was the focus of students in Dr. Breea Willingham’s special-topics criminal justice course during the fall 2018 semester at SUNY Plattsburgh. Their findings will be included in a national project that explores the roots of mass incarceration in our communities in the hopes of opening a dialogue — and some eyes — on the issue. Read More

Read more press on States of Incarceration
CLIMATES OF INEQUALITY
The Skidmore News | New Humanities Action Lab Class Joins a Fight for Climate Justice in Albany

April 3, 2019

Skidmore College Environmental Studies and Sciences/MDOCS course is partnering with the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE) to explore the history and present reality of environmental justice in Sheridan Hollow, a neighborhood adjacent to Albany, NY.  Students are fighting alongside SHARE to change Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to build a new fracked natural gas power plant (in Sheridan Hollow) to heat, cool, and power the Empire State Plaza. Read More

HAL COALITION
Rutgers University-Newark Newsroom | International Coalition to Meet at Rutgers-Newark to Address Global Climate and Environmental Justice

October 25, 2018

From November 1-3, the Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a coalition of universities, issue organizations, and public spaces led by Rutgers University-Newark, will bring together scholars and activists from 23 cities to Newark to develop an international initiative on climate and environmental justice. To be created by over 600 students and people from front-line communities across the country and around the world, the initiative will include a traveling installation and digital platform featuring stories of climate and environmental (in)justice by and from each of the participating communities. Read More

 
The New School | The New School’s Liz Ševčenko Awarded Rome Prize for Work on Preserving Sites of Trauma

May 11, 2017

For 20 years, Liz Ševčenko has been working to preserve sites impacted by trauma or struggle. As founding director
of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC) a group that grew to include more than 250 such sites in 50 countries, she helped to conduct workshops, trainings, and consultations with everyone from national governments
saving secret detention centers in Latin America to grassroots groups marking lynching sites in Louisiana. Read More
 

Rutgers University-Newark Newsroom | The Humanities Action Lab Awarded $310,000 Grant by National Endowment for the Humanities

May 1, 2017

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced a $310,000 grant to the Humanities Action Lab (HAL),
a coalition of 20 universities, including Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N), collaborating to produce student- and
community-curated public projects on pressing social issues. Read More
 

The New School | Mellon Foundation Awards $150,000 Grant To The New School's Humanities Action Lab

September 19, 2016

The New School has received a $150,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Humanities Action Lab (HAL),

a coalition of 20 colleges and universities collaborating to produce student- and community-curated public projects around pressing social issues. Read More
 

UCR Today | Coalition of Universities Nets $250,000 NEH Grant

February 25, 2016

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced a $250,000 grant to The New School’s Humanities Action
Lab
(HAL), a coalition of 20 universities that includes the University of California, Riverside, collaborating to produce

student- and community-curated public projects on pressing social issues. Read More


 

UMass Amherst News | UMass Amherst Public History Program is Part of Coalition to Receive $250,000 NEH Grant for Major Study of U.S. Incarceration

February 24, 2016

The Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a coalition of 20 universities including the University of Massachusetts and its
Public History Program, has received a $250,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to support “States of Incarceration,” a traveling exhibit, web platform and series of curricula focusing on mass incarceration. Read More
 

IUPUI News | IUPUI to share in $250K NEH award

January 28, 2016

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced a $250,000 grant to The New School’s Humanities Action
Lab
, a coalition of 20 universities, including Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, collaborating to produce

student- and community-curated public projects on pressing social issues.​ Read More
 

UNO | National Endowment for the Humanities Gives $250,000 Grant to Coalition That Includes UNO

January 22, 2016

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a $250,000 grant to The New School’s Humanities
Action Lab
(HAL), a coalition of 20 universities, including the University of New Orleans, collaborating to produce
student- and community-curated public projects on pressing social issues. Read More
 

The New School | The New School’s Humanities Action Lab Awarded $250,000 Grant by National Endowment for the Humanities

January 7, 2016

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced a $250,000 grant to The New School’s Humanities Action
Lab
(HAL), a coalition of 20 universities collaborating to produce student- and community-curated public projects
around pressing social issues. Read More
 

UMass Amherst | Grant Boosts UMass Amherst Public History Program in Nationwide Partnership Focusing on Crime, Punishment and Mass Incarceration

August 5, 2015

The Humanities Action Lab (HAL), part of a 20-campus coalition formed by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and
its public history program, is receiving a $150,000 grant from the Whiting Foundation to fund HAL’s “Global Dialogues on Incarceration” project. Read More

The New School | Humanities Action Lab Awarded $150,000 Grant by Whiting Foundation

July 1, 2015

The Whiting Foundation has announced a $150,000 grant to The New School’s Humanities Action Lab (HAL), an

interdisciplinary hub that brings together 20 universities from across the country with global partners and community organizations to foster public engagement on urgent social problems. Read More