Home / Spotlight

Spotlight

Historical Timeline

What were you doing in 1975…1985…1995? Since California Humanities first opened its doors in 1975,  we have sought to encourage people to: learn more about the complex history of our state and all its peoples to gain greater understanding of our individual and collective experiences, to think  about the values, …

Read More »

Executive Function with President & CEO Julie Fry

California Humanities President & CEO Julie Fry is currently featured in the winter issue of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ magazine Executive Function section.  Travel a couple thousand miles northeast of the urban corridors of Julie Fry’s office in downtown Oakland, and you will find the small Wisconsin town …

Read More »

What is your California Story?

California. A state of almost 40 million people, with millions of stories to share. A state of writers, filmmakers, storytellers and artists. A state of innovators and thinkers. A state of open mind. For over 40 years, California Humanities has helped give voice to voices seldom heard. Through grants and …

Read More »

Your support keeps humanities programs thriving throughout California

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 …

Read More »

NEH features War Ink Project Directors in Interview

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) featured California Humanities supported project WAR INK. “Veterans’ tattoos document experiences and share untold stories. War Ink is a virtual exhibit that combines original video, photography and audio interviews to present the stories of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in their own words. The War Ink virtual exhibit …

Read More »

Grace Lee’s K-TOWN ’92 Tells a Different Story of LA Riots

Grace Lee’s K-TOWN ’92, an interactive web documentary, was supported by California Humanities through the California Documentary Project Production Grant in 2017. You can watch a clip of the interactive online documentary here until April 28, 2018: http://www.pbs.org/video/k-town-92-reporters-skhfmp/ Read an excerpt from Nina F. Ichikawa‘s Interview with Grace Lee “Grace Lee’s ‘K-TOWN …

Read More »