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War Comes Home

In 2014 Cal Humanities is promoting a multi-year initiative focused on the experience of veterans returning from war. War Comes Home creates opportunities for communities across California to grapple with critical questions in the aftermath of over a dozen years of war.

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Literature & Medicine

Literature & Medicine

Healing has as much to do with the soul as the body. Through the Literature and Medicine program, we’re leveraging the power of the humanities in support of our healthcare providers and their patients at VA hospitals in California. Facilitated discussion about issues revealed by poetry, plays, personal narratives, and films uncover the realities of people’s lives as no x-ray can.

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California Documentary Project

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

At first, Wonder Woman was a powerful alternative to other WWII-era superheroes. By the 60s, she had morphed into an eyelash-batting shopaholic. How was Wonder Woman born and then reborn into a strong, independent, iconic heroine?

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Community Stories

From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights

Experience a taste of the documentary From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights, which delves into the story of how thousands of African Americans came to work in Northern California's lumber mills nearly a hundred years ago and explores the multi-racial rural towns they called home.

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Give a Gift. Open a Mind.

See how our work with libraries, veterans' hospitals, media makers, and others reached over a million people in communities throughout California this year. We can't do it alone. Your gift allows us to continue on our journey to create a State of Open Mind. Give a gift today and open a mind.

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Events & Announcements

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Jun

Exhibit: The Griots of Oakland

SAN FRANCISCO -- This multimedia exhibition illuminates the brilliance, beauty, and humanity of African American young men and boys. Positioning them as the storytellers and praise-singers of their communities, Griots of Oakland is an invaluable resource in the growing discourse about the cultural climate in which African American males are received and perceived.

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Jul

Exhibit: Building Oak Tree School

NEVADA CITY -- Join us at an opening reception for the final exhibition of Building Oak Tree School: A Living History of Education on the San Juan Ridge at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center.

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Jul

Book Launch & Reading: Subject To Change: True Stories from the Temescal Memoir Writers

OAKLAND -- Celebrate the publication of the Temescal Memoir Writers' anthology of true stories from the neighborhood & beyond. 

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The Value of a Humanities Education

Posted on May 28, 2015

Why the humanities should be an integral part of your education.


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TWO CAL HUMANITIES FILMS PREMIERE AT THE 2015 LA FILM FESTIVAL

Posted on May 27, 2015

Cal Humanities is proud to announce the world premieres of two California Documentary Project films at the 21st Annual Los Angeles Film Festival.


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Apply for a Community Stories Grant!

Posted on May 27, 2015

Does your community have a story to share? Cal Humanities’ Community Stories grant application guidelines are now available for the August 3 application deadline!


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