Center for the Humanities
Lewis and Clark Community College’s Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities, located at the former site of the historic Lincoln School in Edwardsville, conducts activities that promote mutual understanding and respect among people of different cultures, ethnicities and religions, while influencing positive social change.
Through lectures, readings, dialogue, public service opportunities and other programming, the center brings together diverse audiences, transforms attitudes and perceptions, and encourages positive action around global humanities issues, especially those surrounding water.
On the research side, the MJCH is currently in the process of assembling world class scholars with expertise in content and research methodologies, enabling the center to conduct large scale research and sponsored projects, the result of which will be improved environmental equity for communities of disenfranchised people throughout the world.
The MJCH will engage teams of humanities faculty, working directly with environmental scientists, to communicate the importance of bridging information gaps and applying results of leading-edge knowledge to construct positive, research-based policy solutions to current issues on a national and global scale.
Center namesake Mannie Jackson, who currently serves as president of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation Board, is working closely with Lewis and Clark to provide his vision and leadership toward the future of the center.