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Save the Date! October 22-27, 2023 (Schedule Announcements Coming Soon.)

What is Humanities Week? 

Virginia Tech Humanities Week highlights the essential work happening in the humanities at Virginia Tech and around the world. Members of the Virginia Tech community and beyond are invited to attend programs throughout the weeklong celebration scheduled for October 22-27, 2023.  Humanities Week is sponsored by the Center for Humanities and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. All Humanities Week events are open to the public and free unless otherwise noted.

Events and Speakers

George Chochos
George Chochos, Senior Program Associate, Vera Institute for Justice, Unlocking Potential Initiative

George Chochos

Keynote Speaker

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 25

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Squires Student Center: Haymarket Theatre, 290 College Avenue
Description: George Chochos’s keynote address will focus on prison education initiatives and the power of a humanities education. The keynote address is free and open to the public.

George Chochos is a senior program associate with Vera, a social justice organization. A skillful, charismatic speaker who understands personally the value of humanities education, Chochos earned a graduate humanities degree from Yale University. He also earned four degrees during his nearly 12 years in prison.

Chochos has worked assiduously to champion higher education opportunities for incarcerated students throughout the nation, particularly elevating the transformative power of a world shaped by deep inequalities that need greater participation and input from the humanities.

VT Choir dressed in black with guys wearing maroon neck ties outside of the Moss Arts Center
VT Chamber Singers

University Choirs Concert

Date: Sunday, October 22
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center

More Humanities Week events and speakers will be announced soon!