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LGBTQ+ Pride Month: Stories, Exhibits and Forums

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and is celebrated with annual month-long observances of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, along with the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Our efforts to bring the voices, stories, and experiences of LGBTQ+ Californians to broader audiences, to promote understanding …

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Library Innovation Lab 2018!

Now in its second year, our Library Innovation Lab (LIL) program supports responsive and relevant public humanities programming in California’s public libraries by providing a practice-based professional development experience for library programming specialists. Cash awards to the participating libraries support innovative programming that will engage immigrant populations and offer welcoming …

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What Will You Be Reading This Summer?

It’s no secret that staff members at California Humanities are avid readers and we want to share with you what we’re currently reading or hoping to read over the summer months. Renée Perry our Operations Coordinator is reading the following: This summer, Renée will be indulging in fantasy and science fiction …

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Congratulations to 10 new Humanities Project Grant awardees!

Congratulations to the new recipients of Humanities for All Project Grants (February deadline). The awards will support a diverse array of public humanities programs, including exhibits, community conversations, dramatic performances, film screenings and discussions, and story-sharing and knowledge-building activities. These projects, including a series of live neighborhood-based story-sharing events in LA, …

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WordsUncaged the art exhibit is coming to Oakland in May!

WordsUncaged: Voices from inside Lancaster Prison  Opening Reception Thursday, May 17, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 PM Join us on May 17th at the opening reception for WordsUncaged: Voices from inside Lancaster Prison – a rare invitation to experience the unedited personal reflections and perspectives of some of the men moving through life behind bars. We’ll hear remarks from Project …

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California Humanities Launches CA 2020: Democracy and the Informed Citizen with Pulitzer Prize-winner Sonia Nazario

CA 2020: Democracy and the Informed Citizen, a new initiative designed to engage a broad cross-section of young Californians in consideration of the vital connections between democracy and journalism, launched on April 11 in partnership with the San Diego Community College District. On Immigration and Journalism, a free public event, …

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