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Join Us For Our Final Pulitzer Conversation in Oakland

Join us for our Final Pulitzer Conversation in Oakland!

As part of a national celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize, California Humanities is convening a series of discussion forums throughout the state through the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative. We are partnering with the California Arts Council for the finale in the series, a celebration of …

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California Humanities Is Part of the Litquake 2016 Lineup!

Earlier this year, California Humanities launched On the Road to celebrate the Pulitzer Prizes centennial. This series features Pulitzer Prize winners in dialogue with notable thinkers and the community, examining contemporary issues to guide California along the path to a vibrant future. To further our work and involvement with the …

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California Humanities Accepting Applications for Two Grant Programs

Humanities for All grants will support locally-initiated public humanities projects responding to the needs and interests of Californians that will encourage participation in public humanities, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promote understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy. Two levels …

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California Humanities Launches the Art of Storytelling

Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame by Ora Clay

California Humanities is celebrating its first year in historic Swan’s Market in Oakland by launching The Art of Storytelling Exhibit Series, sharing the work of artists with a humanities twist. We seek to amplify the East Bay’s rich cultural and artistic history and people with art that amplifies local voices …

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Halfway Mile Marker for Our On The Road Discussion Series

Journalism and Democracy in California San Jose State University Student Union Héctor Tobar, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, moderator Rob Kuznia, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer Frances Dinkelspiel, author and journalist, co-founder of the local news site, Berkeleyside Rachael Myrow, KQED South Bay Arts & Culture Reporter June 16 marked …

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Literature & Medicine in Estonia

By Kris Clarke, Ph.D (Literature & Medicine facilitator in Fresno) I first learned about the intersection of literature and medicine when I heard Dr. Rita Charon speak at a narrative conference in Tampere, Finland in 2011. As a former English major turned social worker, the recognition that healing springs from listening …

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California Humanities and Grantees Report 2015 Projects and Activities

Map of California Humanities Events in 2015

Each June, our major funder and federal partner, the National Endowment for the Humanities, requests from all 56 humanities councils a report outlining the past year’s activities. The report includes a self-reported summary of council- and grantee-conducted events, awards, activities within each Congressional District, and much more. This effort requires …

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