About Us

OUR ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1991 by a group of Guam citizens, the Humanities Guåhan is a federally recognized nonprofit organization that is affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency. Humanities Guåhan is dedicated to promoting public humanities programming for the people of Guam, providing foundational support and educational resources for our island community.

OUR MISSION

The mission of the Humanities Guåhan is to foster community engagement and dialogue, inspire critical thinking, celebrate diversity and enrich the quality of life of island residents through the power of the humanities. To fulfill this mission, Humanities Guåhan presents and supports a diverse range of quality public humanities programs that include family literacy, community grants, interpretive exhibitions, a lending resource center, documentary films and discussions, cultural workshops and performances, community conversations, educator and student workshops, literary tours, and scholarly lectures.

OUR VISION

Humanities Guåhan celebrates the rich historical, cultural and social landscape of Guam for future generations by offering opportunities to engage in reflection, discourse, the exchange of ideas and lifelong learning on important issues facing the community for the betterment of our island and people.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. The Federal/State Partnership division is the liaison between NEH and the nonprofit network of
 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils. (http://www.neh.gov)

FEDERATION OF STATE HUMANITIES COUNCILS

The Federation of State Humanities Councils is the national member association of the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils that works to represent and advocate for Councils to create greater awareness of the humanities in public and private life. (http://www.statehumanities.org)