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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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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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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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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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