The Humor Initiative is a one-of-a-kind program created by professional comedian and T.V. & Radio personality Karith Foster, who recently lent her powerful voice to the 2016 documentary “Can We Take a Joke?” The Humor Initiative specifically addresses the history, importance, and power of comedy and it’s hand-in-hand relationship with freedom of expression. Karith strategically uses humor (of course!), storytelling, visual media components and interactive exercises to broach the often controversial and sometimes delicate topic of how to find, use, and appreciate humor. While humor itself is subjective, its purpose is paramount for a thinking, functioning, and evolving society. Ms. Foster’s mission is to infuse awareness of the power of humor in academic and professional environments so that both personal and professional relationships operate at their highest potential.