Sojourner and Ellington
Adrian as Walt

Night of the Living Humanities

You can find Frankenstein’s monster at many Halloween parties, but only at Night of the Living Humanities will he mingle with the likes of Socrates, Sojourner Truth, and Susan B. Anthony. On Oct. 25, 2018, we held our annual fundraiser for our two-part humanities course and encouraged attendees to dress up as political, artistic, and literary figures. Our greeter at the University Club was an alumna who, in a spectacularly fluffy and feathery costume, represented Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.

Along with food, drink, jazz standards, and a raffle of author-themed baskets, Night of the Living Humanities featured inspiring remarks by director Emily Auerbach (a.k.a. Medusa) and other staff and students. Dressed as Frida Kahlo, Odyssey alumna Marisol Gonzalez encapsulated the evening’s theme: “Let’s not just dream. Let’s make our dreams come true.”

We hope that all attendees enjoyed themselves as much as our faculty and staff did and left this event with a better understanding of both our program and our students. Thanks to the University Club for donating the space and wonderful appetizers. Below you will find some of the many wonderful pictures taken at Night of the Living Humanities. You can find the complete album of pictures on our UW Odyssey Project Facebook page.


Jenny Pressman

Position title: Director of Development and Community Partnerships


Phone: 608-287-8216

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