We are all exposed in our daily lives to voices and forces that seek to divide us, to set us apart. The humanities help us recognize ourselves in others. Humanities Washington serves as an advocate and a facilitator of the connections between people that make our state "One Washington," people working shoulder to shoulder for our future rather than as communities and people at odds with one another.
Frank ChoppWashington State Speaker of the House
Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across out state.
Established in 1973, Humanities Washington has provided a rich array of programs, exhibits, and experiences to hundreds of thousands of people across the state, and serves as the state’s flagship nonprofit for promoting and providing humanities. We play a critical role in addressing an immediate and growing crisis concerning community identity and understanding, respect for others perspectives, and the ability of communities to work together to shape a better future. Humanities Washington works as a catalyst and facilitator, supporting and partnering with a wide network of communities, organizations, and individuals across the state.