Hawai’i Council for the Humanities

“That connection is so very important. The key is to help the kids and hopefully break the cycle. We gotta help the next generation.”

Ted SakaiFormer Director of Hawaii Department of Safety and former prison warden on Motheread/ Fatheread

Our Mission

To connect people with ideas that broaden perspectives, enrich lives and strengthen communities.

About Us

For more than 40 years, Hawai’i Council for the Humanities has encouraged and supported historical, philosophical and cultural programs for the general public. We seek to use the public humanities to nurture the joy of learning, and inspire community and civic engagement. We aim to bring the humanities to hard-to-reach and nontraditional audiences across the state.  Our goal is to improve the quality of life in Hawai‘i through public programs that apply the humanities to everyday lives to help strengthen communities and encourage civic dialogue.

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