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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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