The Humanities Action Lab (HAL) is a coalition of universities, issue organizations, and
public spaces in 20 cities that collaborate to produce community-curated public humanities projects on urgent social issues. Students and stakeholders in each city develop local chapters of national traveling exhibits, web projects, public programs, and other platforms for civic engagement. Projects travel nationally and internationally to museums, public libraries, cultural centers, and other spaces in each of the communities that helped create them.
States of Incarceration brings together a national community of over 500 people in 20 cities who together created a traveling exhibition on the past, present, and future of mass incarceration.