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Give the Gift of An Open Mind

Dear Friend, We at California Humanities wish you a holiday season filled with wonder and possibility. In 2013, we worked with librarians, teachers, and filmmakers to bring to life the power of the humanities throughout California. It is such meaningful work and we couldn’t do it without you. You may …

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Trailer: The Case Against 8

The Case Against 8 is a behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows two famous litigators from opposite sides of the political spectrum as they join forces to argue the first federal marriage equality lawsuit before the U.S. …

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A State of Stories

Does your community have a story to share? Community Stories supports public humanities projects that explore the California experience through story-based performances, panels, websites, video, radio, and exhibits. Since 2003, we have made over 400 awards to community-based nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, schools, libraries, and state and local government agencies. …

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What Will You Be Reading Over Winter Break?

At Cal Humanities we love books! Here’s what we’re reading over the winter break: Ralph Lewin is readng At Night We Walk in Circles, by Daniel Alarcon A beautifully written, at times funny, disturbing and always compelling story set in South America. Cal Humanities selected Alarcon’s other novel Lost City Radio …

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California Humanities Helps Pave Way for Major National Grants

We’re thrilled that past California Humanities grant recipients Peralta Hacienda, Arthur Dong, and Deann Borshay Liem for receiving major awards from our partners at NEH! Also, congrats to the 15 California organizations who received nearly $2.5 million in grants this year from the NEH.  Click HERE to see the full listing …

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Does Your Community Have a Story to Share?

California Humanities welcomes applications for the next round of Community Stories, our ongoing competitive grants program of support for public humanities projects that explore the California experience by recording and sharing stories through performances, panels, websites, video, radio, and exhibits. Applications will be accepted for the February 17, 2014 deadline …

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Representative Ken Calvert Named Chairman of the Interior Subcommittee

On Wednesday, November 13, Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA) was named Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies. The Interior Subcommittee provides regular annual appropriations for both the National Endowment for the Humanities, (NEH), and the National Endowment for the Arts, (NEA). Cal Humanities congratulates him …

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Join Our Next Statewide Read!

Preparations for California Reads 2014, which will focus on best-selling veteran author Karl Marlantes’ What It Is Like to Go to War, in alignment with War Comes Home, our new initiative to raise public awareness, understanding, and support for reintegrating veterans into our communities, are well underway.  Grant awards to …

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California Humanities is Hiring!

California Humanities seeks an innovative and dynamic Director of Development to lead fundraising efforts in support of our humanities work across California. The ideal candidate is an experienced development professional who can support our ever-expanding landscape of ideas through integrated fundraising and communication strategies that embody “a state of open …

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Coming Soon!

Keep an eye out for the latest issue of Cal Humanities’ State of Open Mind magazine which will hit the mail in early December. The magazine focuses on civil rights as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversaries of the events of …

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