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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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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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Congratulations to 15 Humanities for All Quick Grant Recipients!

Congratulations to 15 new public humanities grantees who received funding through the Humanities for All Quick Grant program. These projects each offer meaningful insights into the diverse ways Californians share, offer reflection, and celebrate the humanities in their daily lives – from hands-on workshops that will give youth the opportunity …

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Sign My Name to Freedom

“It’s through the humanities that one learns empathy…”   -Betty Reid Soskin       April is Black Women’s History Month, an opportunity to embrace the achievements and to build awareness of the contributions of generations of Black Women and minority women of African descent. Born in Detroit, raised in New …

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2018 California Documentary Project Awards Announced!

California Humanities is pleased to announce $302,000 in awards to 14 new film, audio and interactive media projects through the 2018 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant program. From a film highlighting the origins of the disability rights movement; to a radio series examining the social and economic impact of drought …

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