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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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Jan

Exhibit: Good Times in a Port City, Part 3 of Stories from the Clarke

See the Clarke Historical Museum Exhibit in support of Stories from the Clarke, Part 3 "Good Times in a Port City", hosted by Bill Morrill in collaboration with the Clarke Historical Museum and PBS KEET-13, featuring historical items from the music and dance bands of Eureka's past as well as items representing the maritime heritage of the local shipbuilding industry. Open January 28th - April 30th, 2015. 

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Jan

Preview Reception: Stories from the Clarke

See a free PREVIEW RECEPTION of Stories from the Clarke, a 3 part television series hosted by award winning producer Bill Morrill on PBS KEET-13 including stories and interviews with local historical content focusing on the early culture of Eureka's waterfront area at the Clarke Historical Museum in Eureka on January 30, 2015.

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Feb

Lecture: Coming Home: Lessons Learned and Not Learned

The CHSSP and Cal Humanities would like to invite you to a FREE online scholar lecture as part of our War Comes Home: In Schools program. 4-5 PM

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Community Stories Application Period Starts January 2nd!

Posted on December 23, 2014

Help spread the word - Cal Humanities will soon accept applications for our $10k community storytelling grantmaking program!


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Cal Humanities awards nearly $160,000 in Community Stories grants

Posted on December 22, 2014

Cal Humanities recently provided up to $10k for 16 pivotal humanities-based public programming projects around the state!

 


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Recap of Karl Marlantes’ Author Conversation Tour in Northern California

Posted on October 27, 2014

As part of our War Comes Home: California Reads program, Karl Marlantes, New York Times bestselling author and Vietnam veteran recently wrapped up his Northern California book tour.


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