Emeritus College Humanitarian Awarded

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We congratulate Emeritus College member Christine Marin on being a recipient of the 2021 Humanities award for her consistent advocacy and "hands-on" community engagement in the humanities in Arizona. As an active member of the Emeritus College, Marin's contagious passion and deliberate commitment to marginalized communities are widely recognized. 

An affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a statewide 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Arizona Humanities proudly awarded seven 2021 Humanities Awards, which recognizes individuals who lead by example and promote humanities in Arizona through their leadership, scholarship, advocacy and support.

Marin was awarded the Juliana Yoder Friend of the Humanities Award. Given annually, this award recognizes organizations, businesses or individuals who have made lasting contributions to the cultural life of their communities through promotion of the humanities and active, hands-on support. 

Christine Marin is Professor Emeritus in the School of Transborder Studies where she taught courses on the history of Mexican Americans and Latinos, and women and gender studies with an emphasis on empowering women and eliminating racism. She is the founder of ASU's Chicano/a Research Collection and Archives in Hayden Library, where her tenacity and dedication were driving forces in the establishment and collection of archival material of Chicano/a history. Her hands-on advocacy, outreach and partnerships with local communities continue to preserve the accessiblity of Latino history in Arizona. For several decades, her extensive publications have kept and continue to keep the stories of marginalized groups in Arizona alive and the communities seen. Her legacy continues as the ASU Chicano/Latino Faculty and Staff Association has named an award in her honor that is given annually. She has also been a recipient of ASU's Outstanding Faculty Award, Arizona Humanities Distinguished Scholar Award, Victoria Foundations Dr. Louis Olivas Distinguished Leadership in Higher Ed Award, The Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council's Women and Young Women of Distinction Award, YWCA of Maricopa County's Tribute To Women Award and The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) Community Award, just to name a few. Marin is widely appreciated and recognized for her commitment, outreach and public service to the Latino community as well as her staunch advocacy for women.  

Professor Emeritus of history, Thomas J. Davis, was also awarded the 2021 Arizona Humanities Founder's Community Partner Award. A historian and lawyer, he focuses on constitutional issues of race and identity, as well as civil rights, property law and employment. He is recognized for his commitment to Pro Bono work and his advocacy to help low income families and Arizona tenants have access to justice in Arizona. Davis continues to engage and inspire people from all walks of life to learn about our nation's laws, civic engagement and democracy. 

The 2021 Arizona Humanities Awards will be livestreamed on September 25, 2021. For more information and registration, please visit azhumanities.org for more information.