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NY Times Book Review: “The Evil Hours”

Soldiers are ultimately vessels and vassals of the state, and they do not go to war of their own accord, so why shouldn’t the state or the community help relieve them of their guilt when they return home? – David Morris Drawing on his own battles with post-traumatic stress, journalist …

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World Premiere: The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

California Humanities is proud to announce the world premiere of California Documentary Project-supported film The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor at CAAMFest on March 15! Director Arthur Dong is one of our longtime grantees and we couldn’t be more excited that he’s being featured as the “Spotlight” at this year’s CAAMFest, hosted by …

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2015 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

Anna Deavere Smith is a remarkable chronicler of the human character and condition. In her examination of such thorny subjects as race relations or our feelings about death, she has applied her virtuosic talent to questions that most of us would prefer to avoid. – NEH Chairman, William “Bro” Adams …

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Special Grant Opportunity- Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative for libraries, museums, community arts and cultural organizations, historical societies, public television station affiliates, and state humanities councils, will support exploration of the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape the United States over the …

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Who is Julie Fry?

Julie Fry, President & CEO

NAME: Julie Fry TITLE: President & CEO of Cal Humanities PREVIOUSLY:  Program Officer, Performing Arts Program of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation GUIDING QUOTE/TAGLINE: “Eventually, everything connects – people, ideas, objects.”  – Charles Eames CURRENTLY READING: Cass Timberlane by Sinclair Lewis, Nora Webster by Colm Toibin, and Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities by Martha C. …

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