3 Jonathan

I can’t begin to tell you how flattered I was to be asked to be a part of this project. To be selected on the basis of my engagement with the community, truly is an honor. And so, when Watie asked me what I would like to pose with, I thought that I would wear what I normally wear when I’m lecturing in a classroom, and that I would be holding a book, as I often do. So, I selected Steven Pinker’s Enlightment Now, because it really calls us to kind of re-engage with the ideas of reason, humanism and progress, things that I think are missing in the world. And so, it was an easy ask and response on my part. I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to see, not only myself, but others from the community who are engaged in similar ways, really having something to, kind of, memorialize that, and make it part of something that we do as we go out into the world. Thank you so much.

Watie White's 100 People
  1. 1 Artist Statement
  2. 2 Joy
  3. 3 Jonathan
  4. 4 Ferial
  5. 5 Shaun
  6. 6 Danielle
  7. 7 Kabin
  8. 9 Athena
  9. 10 Laith
  10. 8 Jamie