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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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Oct

Author Tour: Karl Marlantes in discussion with Mary Menzel

BAY AREA -- War Comes Home and CA Reads continue this fall with statewide author conversations about What It Is Like To Go To War

Join us for an audience Q & A and book signing to follow. 7pm. FREE

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Oct

Author Tour: Karl Marlantes in discussion with Mary Menzel

SACRAMENTO METRO-- War Comes Home and CA Reads continue this fall with statewide author conversations about What It Is Like To Go To War

Join us for an audience Q & A and book signing to follow. 6:30pm. FREE

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Oct

Author Tour: Karl Marlantes in discussion with Mary Menzel

CENTRAL -- War Comes Home and CA Reads continue this fall with statewide author conversations about What It Is Like To Go To War

Join us for an audience Q & A and book signing to follow. 7pm. FREE

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Author Karl Marlantes on Tour

Posted on August 26, 2014

Cal Humanities, through our War Comes Home initiative, presents New York Times bestselling author and Vietnam veteran, Karl Marlantes, on tour this fall.


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Recap of War Comes Home Public Conversations in Libraries

Posted on August 22, 2014

A recap of Cal Humanities’ five thematic War Comes Home  public conversations that took place this summer at public libraries, in partnership with UC Humanities Research Institute.


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Application Materials and Info Sessions for the 2014 California Documentary Project Grants

Posted on August 22, 2014

Interested in applying for a CA Documentary Project grant? Review our guidelines and sign up for a free informational grant workshop. The online application is available beginning September 15, 2014 and the deadline to apply is October 15, 2014.


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