Cal Humanities

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Juan Felipe Herrera, Former U.S. Poet Laureate

“The humanities are peacemakers…one of the most powerful ways to generate peace is by listening …”

The son of migrant workers, Herrera is a poet,  performer, writer, cartoonist, teacher and activist. Educated at UCLA and Stanford University, Herrera has published more than a dozen poetry  collections, written short stories, and young adult  novels and was named U.S. Poet Laureate in  2015.