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Honoring World AIDS Day

Since 1988, December 1 has been dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the HIV infection. It is both a day to remember and mourn those whose lives have been claimed, as well as one to inform and educate the public about prevention and treatment now available …

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What Will You Be Reading Over the Holiday Break?

California Humanities staff share some of the books they’re hoping to read or receive over the holiday break. Julie Fry’s reading list includes: Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie weaves together the lives of three characters swept up in the turbulence of a seminal moment in …

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NEH Offering National Veterans Program Opportunities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is currently accepting participant applications for their 2017-2018 dialogues program, Coming Home: Dialogues on the Moral, Psychological and Spiritual Impacts of War. Additionally, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is establishing a National Native American Veterans Memorial as a chance …

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2018 Grant Opportunities from California Humanities

It’s almost the new year and we’re excited to share all of our grant opportunities for 2018! California Humanities Grant Deadlines for 2018: February 1 Humanities for All, Project Grants (Application Webinar on Dec 15, 2017. Register here.) February 15 Humanities for All, Quick Grants (Application Webinar on Jan 8, …

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Trailer: No Más Bebés

From: Independent Lens No Más Bebés tells the story of a little-known but landmark event in reproductive justice, when a small group of Mexican immigrant women sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the late …

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Trailer: Real Boy

REAL BOY is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates sobriety, adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding …

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California’s Veterans: War Comes Home Interviews

Launched in 2014, the War Comes Home initiative was launched to help veterans strengthen connections to their communities, and vice versa, and increase awareness and understanding of the impacts of war. Over $300,000 in grants was awarded and provided additional resources to 43 library jurisdictions throughout California, carrying out 856 activities, and …

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