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War Comes Home

In 2014 Cal Humanities is embarking on a multi-year initiative focused on the experience of veterans returning from war. War Comes Home will create 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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Aug

BROADCAST PREMIERE: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning on PBS American Masters

Her photograph Migrant Mother is one of the most recognized and arresting images in the world. Watch the nationwide premiere on your local PBS channel this Friday at 9pm!

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Sep

Broadcast: Everything Comes From The Streets

SAN DIEGO -- A celebration of souped-up customized automobiles, Alberto Pulido's EVERYTHING COMES FROM THE STREETS is packed with rare photographic footage, engaged conversations with lowriders, and, of course, custom vehicles. Check your local listings! 

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Sep

Film Screening: Big Joy - The Adventures of James Broughton

BAY AREA -- Join CDP-funded filmmakers and performance artist Jason Jenn at the renowned ROXIE THEATER  for a film screening of BIG JOY and excerpt from one man show ECSTASY FOR EVERYONE!

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Sacramento, August 17 - Forum to Focus on Trauma/PTSD in Veterans

Posted on July 24, 2014

Join us in Sacramento on August 17 for a public conversation around War Comes Home, a Cal Humanities initiative that seeks to create opportunities for communities across California to grapple with critical questions in the aftermath of over a dozen years of war.  


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JURUPA VALLEY/RIVERSIDE, August 21 - Forum to Focus on Veterans’ Transition to Civilian Life

Posted on July 23, 2014

Join us in Riverside on August 21 for a public conversation around War Comes Home, a Cal Humanities initiative that seeks to create opportunities for communities across California to grapple with critical questions in the aftermath of over a dozen years of war.  


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Regarding Susan Sontag

Posted on July 23, 2014

Regarding Susan Sontag, a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer screens in San Francisco August 2. 


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