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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

From Jail to Yale:

Education is Humanization in the Carceral Context and Beyond

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, "From Jail to Yale: Education is Humanization in the Carceral Context and Beyond" 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.

Get Involved

Support the Virginia Tech Prison Book Project

A team of students and faculty in our college are working together to send books to incarcerated people across Virginia. The Virginia Tech Prison Book Project embodies Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), a motto of selfless servitude and passion for community outreach that searches for humanity in everyone.

Progeny Fest is back that the Lyric Theatre

Progeny Short Film Festival 

Date: Saturday, Oct. 21 
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lyric Theatre, followed by a Q&A at Theatre 101 

In collaboration with the College of Architecture Arts and Design.

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!