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Congressman Tony Cardenas Invites you to a Federal Grant Workshop

Congressman Tony Cardenas invites you to his second Congressional Grant Workshop.  The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Cal Humanities will present the requirements for federal and state grants as well as effective grant-writing methods. Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible to …

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Community Stories Application Period Ends February 2nd!

Got stories? Time to share! California Humanities is accepting applications beginning January 2nd for the February 2nd deadline for Community Stories, our ongoing competitive grants program. California Humanities’ Community Stories grants program provides funding to support a wide range of community-initiated public humanities projects, including: story-based performances community forums websites video and radio …

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War Comes Home: Legacy Exhibit Opening at San Francisco Public Library

Join us for an opening event with curators John Benitz and Andrew Carroll, for the exhibition War Comes Home: The Legacy, a banner exhibit exploring the themes of homecoming from wars past and present.  The exhibit features reproductions of letters, photos and journal entries. Carroll is an award winning New York Times best-selling author …

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California Humanities Awards Nearly $160,000 in Community Stories Grants

California Humanities is pleased to announce nearly $160,000 in funding to 16 pivotal humanities-based public programming projects through our Community Stories program. This competitive grantmaking program supports community-centered, story-based projects that contribute to our evolving understanding of California, both past and present. Through exhibits, theater performances, oral histories, photography, and more, these …

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Regarding Susan Sontag Premieres on HBO!

Tune in for the HBO broadcast debut of Regarding Susan Sontag–the first feature-length documentary about the iconic writer, political activist, and critic–on December 8 at 6 pm. This film by director Nancy Kates critically examines Susan Sontag’s life and work, addressing her public and often controversial roles as a writer and intellectual, and …

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What Will You Be Reading Over the Holiday Break?

At Cal Humanities we love books! Here’s what we’re reading over the winter break: Angelica Dongallo is reading A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki The story of a sixteen year-old girl in Japan named Nao and a writer in Canada named Ruth who are connected through a diary. …

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War Comes Home: Interviews

In Summer 2014 California Humanities interviewed veterans, scholars, advocates, and caretakers about what it means to come home from war. Our goal was to create a series of interviews that reflects the diversity of experience and perspective of veterans of different eras, backgrounds, and conflicts and help to build bridges …

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War Comes Home: Public Conversations Videos Now Available for Viewing!

Over the summer, California Humanities presented five forums focusing on themes relating to veterans, from the traumas of war, to Hollywood and mythmaking, to the changing faces of veterans in our diverse state. A partnership with the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the California State Library, and local partner …

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