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All A Board!

California Humanities is pleased to welcome the newest members of our Board of Directors: CYNTHIA COTHARN Dr. Cynthia Cotharn is a Los Angeles area physician and actress. Her long history of civic endeavors includes; Past President of the Los Angeles Affiliate of the National Medical Association, and Medical Director for …

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Tales from Two Cities: Writing From California

From our friends at the San Francisco Public Library: Literary Conference, October 4 and 5, 2013, SF Main Library Featuring Armistead Maupin, Tobias Wolff, Kevin Starr & More What’s regional about Northern California writers and writing?  What’s Californian about it?  San Francisco Public Library will host a day and a …

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The Heart of the Matter

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences produced a great video–featuring George Lucas, Ken Burns, and other great filmmakers, writers, and humanities luminaries–that explains the vital role that the humanities play in our lives. Take a look and let us know if you agree with those who speak in the …

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Grant Opportunities for Libraries

Be part of our next statewide read!  Cal Humanities wants you to participate in our next California Reads program, slated for fall 2014, which will be anchored by author, veteran, and activist Karl Marlantes’ best-selling work of narrative non-fiction, What It Is Like to Go to War. In alignment with …

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Oppose Drastic Cuts to the National Endowment for the Humanities

Thanks to all who recently contacted their Congressional representatives to speak out against the proposed 49% cuts to the National Endowment for the Humanities. More than 3,000 individuals sent messages through the Federation of State Humanities Councils’ advocacy site. Those messages were delivered directly to Congressional offices, providing powerful testimony …

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