For Our Community Participants

Community Courses

H4E community participants gathered around a table

Humanities for Everybody will continue to offer community participants a highly engaging experience that they have come to expect from our classes.

Our mission is to bring together passionate and intellectually curious people from all backgrounds and all school experiences to collectively wrestle with relevant ideas and issues in literature, history, philosophy and contemporary culture.

Our conversational approach invites participants to ask questions, take intellectual risks, explore issues in depth, develop new academic skills and habits of mind, and gain a public voice.

Video of Humanities For Everybody Documentary

Moreover, participants in the program will receive free books, tuition and snacks. There are no citizenship requirements for our community program. Active participants are also encouraged to request assistance with their college or job applications, including references and letters of recommendation written by Humanities for Everybody faculty.

To the left is a short documentary of our program created by talented Kalamazoo filmmaker and H4E alumna, Theresa Jackson.

2020-2021 course schedule

Due to the pandemic, we have suspended our in person commiunty classes for the academic year. Instead, we have scheduled a virtual H4E book club led by Dale Brown. We have also partnered with the Center for the Study of Ethics in Society to invite you to participate in their fall and spring virtual book club series. If you are interested in participating in one of our courses or simply want more information, please contact the director, Dini Metro-Roland at



H4E Virtual Book Club
Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 5:30 to 6:30pm — Anand Giridharadas’ "Winners Take All" led by Dale Brown.

Ethics Between the Lines Fall 2020 Book Clubs organized by WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society's andco-sponsored by H4.

Session 1
Oct. 13, 20, & 27 from 4:00 to 5:00pm — Ian Shapiro's "The Moral Foundations of Politics" led by Norman Hawker.

Session 2

Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30 from 5:30 to 7:00pm — Mike Davis' "The Monster at our Door: Global Threat of Avian Flu" led by William Santiago-Valles.


Interested in our program?

If you are interested in participating as a community participant please fill out an application. Submission instructions can be found on the application itself. If you wish to serve as a mentor in our bridge program, please contact us for more information.