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Songs and Stories: Refugee Artists in San Diego

SAN DIEGO– The Center for World Music presents Songs and Stories of Refugee Artists in San Diego. This series (supported by an Humanities for All Quick Grant) will highlight musicians and artists from within San Diego’s refugee communities. Through live performances and real conversations, the audience will be immersed in the …

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From the Archive– Shades of L.A.

Project Director: Carolyn Kozo Cole; Project Historian: Kathy Kobayashi Shades of LA was a visual history project conducted by the Los Angeles Public Library in response to the devastating fire in 1986 that destroyed 20% of the Library’s collections, including much of its photographic holdings. When California Humanities was asked …

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Wonderland Radio Hour in Monte Rio

WONDERLAND RADIO HOUR Prairie Home Companion meets Amateur Radio Hour in a series of live radio shows to be recorded at the historic Rio Theater in beautiful downtown Monte Rio. This series of community-produced, community-inspired recorded programs will then be broadcast on KRCB Radio.   Each hour will showcase local musicians, …

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Undocumented Heart: Oakland’s Day Laborers Tell Their Stories

OAKLAND– Undocumented Heart: Oakland’s Day Laborers Tell Their Stories A free series of dialogues and exhibitions exploring the lives of undocumented  workers in the context of our  time through their testimony, words, works of art, poetry and prose All events take place at Peralta Hacienda Historic Park 2465 34th Avenue Oakland, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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