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In the Valley of Coachella With Author Susan Straight

The landscape is a beautiful confluence of geometry – Cahuilla tribal land, small ranchos and trailer parks, palm gardens and polo grounds, rimmed by mountains in purple and gold. – Susan Straight A native Californian and award-winning author, Susan Straight creates a story map of the streets of Coachella, beautifully …

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Historical Timeline

What were you doing in 1975…1985…1995? Since California Humanities first opened its doors in 1975,  we have sought to encourage people to: learn more about the complex history of our state and all its peoples to gain greater understanding of our individual and collective experiences, to think  about the values, …

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Executive Function with President & CEO Julie Fry

California Humanities President & CEO Julie Fry is currently featured in the winter issue of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ magazine Executive Function section.  Travel a couple thousand miles northeast of the urban corridors of Julie Fry’s office in downtown Oakland, and you will find the small Wisconsin town …

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In | Dignity Exhibition Open Now in San Bernardino 

In | Dignity Exhibition Open Now in San Bernardino    Republished from Inside CSUSB Online publication: “These two meanings [“indignity” and “in dignity”] capture precisely what the exhibition explores: experiences with oppression, discrimination, and prejudice, and simultaneously the pride and self-respect that we must have for ourselves and for others …

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Free Project Management for Archivists Workshop – California State University, Northridge

The California Historical Records Advisory Board is offering a free, one-day workshop, Project Management for Archivists.   Tuesday, May 15, 2018  Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Ferman Presentation Room   Project Management for Archivists will help you to …

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Straight Outta Fresno

FRESNO– Fresno State’s Valley Public History Initiative launched the public history and archive project Straight Outta Fresno: From Popping to B-boys and B-girls which seeks to document and showcase the local history of hip hop in Fresno and the Central Valley by bringing together academics and the hip hop community. Photo …

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Umyuangvigkaq: Yaanga, Long Table Durational Sewing Bee on May 6

LOS ANGELES– SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 “Open dialogue and powerful moments of realization…” —Hyperallergic   ORGANIZED WITH EMILY JOHNSON/CATALYST Umyuangvigkaq is “a place to gather ideas,” and this free Long Table and Durational Sewing Bee gathers Indigenous thinkers, artists and allies to engage in generous activity, and to explore the …

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Songs and Stories: Refugee Artists in San Diego

SAN DIEGO– The Center for World Music presents Songs and Stories of Refugee Artists in San Diego. This series (supported by an Humanities for All Quick Grant) will highlight musicians and artists from within San Diego’s refugee communities. Through live performances and real conversations, the audience will be immersed in the …

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