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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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Three California Stories—Three Emmy Nominations!

We’ve got our fingers crossed here at California Humanities for the three California Documentary Project films nominated for 2017 Emmy Awards. The 38th Annual News and Documentary Awards® will be presented on Thursday, October 5th 2017 and we wish each of these excellent film projects the best of luck! No …

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The 2017 California Documentary Project Application is Now Live!

Calling all podcast producers, documentary filmmakers and interactive mediamakers, the 2017 California Documentary Project Application is now live! If you’re working on a documentary media project about a California subject or issue and will use the humanities to provide context, depth and perspective, then the California Documentary Project (CDP) grant …

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The Art of Storytelling Continues With Mimi Plumb

The Art of Storytelling brings you “Pictures from the Field” photographs taken by Mimi Plumb Opening Reception on October 19th in Oakland It was July 1975 in the sun-drenched Salinas Valley. Cesar Chavez and the United Farmworkers Union had ten days and 1,000 miles on foot to raise awareness throughout …

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California Association of Museums Issues New Report on Increasing Accessibility and Engagement

Since 2013, the California Association of Museums has led an impressive effort to identify the critical issues facing museums today, drawing on support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the involvement of hundreds of museum and cultural professionals and 13 partner organizations (including California Humanities) through a …

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Attention Grantseekers: Humanities for All Quick Grants!

Attention, grantseekers!  California Humanities is now accepting applications for the next round of Humanities for All (HFA) Quick Grant funding through October 16th. Guidelines, online application instructions, FAQs, and recently recorded Quick Grants Application webinar are available at the HFA Funding webpage. The HFA Quick Grants are small grants (between …

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RYSE: Richmond Youth Raise Their Voices

Multi-layered. Pride and Purpose. Rich History. These are just a few words to describe the artwork, the intentions, and the context of youth from the RYSE Youth Center whose work is currently on display at California Humanities. The three-month gallery display, “Richmond Renaissance” takes its name from a recent theatrical …

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