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Docks to Delta Project Director Interview

“…humanities projects encourage us to see the world in all of its rich complexity…” – Ildi Carisle-Cummins Docks to Delta Project was launched at the end of September 2015 with a live story-based performance during the two-hour train ride to Sacramento, and discussion sessions on the return trip to Oakland. …

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Why the Work of Humanities Scholars Often Go Ignored

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) just celebrated its 50th anniversary with a ceremony at the White House. Despite over $5bn in grants to promote innovative research and cultural programs, congressional support, along with federal, state a private funding has dropped significantly. While society may seem to treasure the humanities and …

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Meet Our New Program Associate

NAME: Erin Menne TITLE: Program Associate PREVIOUSLY: Grant Manager, Minnesota Housing GUIDING QUOTE: Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation. — Aristotle CURRENTLY READING: Michael Chabon’s, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay FAVORITE MOMENT OF CALIFORNIA HISTORY: When my husband and I packed up our belongings and headed West, …

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Support California Humanities on #GivingTuesday

Looking for a way to give back during the holiday season? Consider making a gift to support California Humanities on Giving Tuesday. Your online donation will help us serve people across California through our grantmaking and dynamic, thought-provoking programming. Since 1975, California Humanities has worked with individuals and organizations such …

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California Documentary Project Grant Application Deadline: October 15!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2015 The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program of California Humanities that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions that enhance our understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective …

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Calling All Los Angeles History Fans

Experience the diversity of stories that make Southern California such an extraordinary place. Sample the fascinating holdings of local museums, archives, and private collections. Have your questions about collecting and preserving your family or community history answered. Learn about resources for your classroom, community group, or just satisfy a desire …

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“Collecting Grassroots History” Project Director Interview

“…if we don’t have the people from our communities being involved in the humanities, then these histories disappear and that would be tragic.” – Amitis Motevalli Amitis Motevalli is the director of The William Grant Still Arts Center and a full-time employee of the city of Los Angeles Department of …

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California Humanities Recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, (September 15 – October 15) we recognize the contributions and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to California and celebrate their heritage and culture.  Here’s a look back at some of the many Latino-focused projects California Humanities has supported. La Ofrenda: The Days …

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California Humanities’ Northern California Office Moves to Old Oakland

California Humanities has just moved its Northern California offices from downtown San Francisco to Old Oakland.  Our new office is located above Swan’s Market, a historic marketplace that houses restaurants, stores, and businesses in a newly revitalized neighborhood. Our new and energetic neighborhood aligns closely with our mission to continue to connect …

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