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HELP US SHAPE THE FUTURE OF CALIFORNIA California Humanities is a nonprofit organization funded by foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals like you. Each year, California Humanities’ programs reach more than five million people throughout our state and beyond. We tell untold stories and amplify unheard voices. By strengthening the rich …

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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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Honoring National Native American Heritage Month

In the summer of 1990, President George H. Bush declared the month of November as National Native American Heritage Month. This month is intended to celebrate the history, culture and traditions of America’s Indigenous peoples. Through a collaborative project of the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, …

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Listening to the Voices of California’s Veterans

California Humanities has had a long history in working with veterans and veterans’ organizations through our grants and programs, from our Literature and Medicine® program to our War Comes Home initiative, which included a series of thought-provoking interviews with veterans. We hope to increase awareness and understanding of the veteran …

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Julie Su, California Labor Commissioner, Joins Our Board of Directors

Nationally recognized expert on workers’ rights and civil rights, Julie has dedicated her distinguished legal career to advancing justice on behalf of disenfranchised communities, and we’re so proud to have her join our board of directors. Julie also participated in our We Are the Humanities initiative, which we launched in 2015 to …

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Nov 17-26– A Place to Call Home Art Show in Grass Valley

GRASS VALLEY–Six artists working in various media (photography, encaustic painting, sculpture, painting, and mixed-media assemblage) exhibit their work in the Granucci Gallery and Main Gallery at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley, CA. Each artist’s work interprets and communicates stories of homelessness and inclusion/common humanity with homeless people, …

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