EVENTS
 
Climates of Inequality and COVID:  Stories from Frontline Communities

Summer 2020

All events will be online.

The Humanities Action Lab invites all of its partners—students, frontline organizers, community members, exhibit hosts, faculty, etc.—to contribute to a collective mass-listening project designed to record the impacts of COVID-19 on frontline communities. We will be hosting events throughout the summer. 

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
CLIMATES OF INEQUALITY
IUPUI Faculty Newsletter by the Office of Academic Affairs | Faculty and Student Collaboration: “Climates of Inequality” on Display at the Central Library of Indianapolis

March 11, 2020

What happens when an urban university partners with a nonprofit organization dedicated to community empowerment to explore the history of environmental justice? Read More

Hudson Mohawk Radio Network | Interview with Professor A.J. Schneller

March 4, 2020

From Friday March 6 to 21, the Climates of Inequality Exhibit will be at the Albany Stage Galley, 46 N. Swan St. Albany. The exhibit is sponsored by Skidmore College and SHARE (Sheridan Alliance for Renewable Energy). We talked with professor A.J. Schneller. With Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Radio Network. Listen to Interview

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STATES OF INCARCERATION
Mountain Lake PBS | States of Incarceration

March 2, 2020

A national exhibit at SUNY Plattsburgh explores mass incarceration across America.

The States of Incarceration exhibit includes research by SUNY Plattsburgh students who focus on the effectiveness of prison education programs behind bars. The exhibit is in the Burke Gallery at the Plattsburgh State Art Museum, and open from Noon to 4pm, Monday through Sunday, through March 13th. Read More

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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

 
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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

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