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Apr ~ May

PERFORMANCES AND LECTURES: WORDS UNCAGED

LOS ANGELES-- WORDS UNCAGED is a creative, interactive, exhibit for incarcerated artists, writers, students and poets at California State Prison, Lancaster, to dialogue, and critically engage with you.

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

Avenue 50 Gallery, Highland Park (131 North Avenue 50 Los Angeles, CA 90042

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Apr

Presentation: Logging Trains in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

SHAVER LAKE -- Join us for a lively and imaginative presentation about the history of logging trains and lumber flumes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum
42642 Tollhouse Rd, Shaver Lake, CA 93664

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Apr ~ Apr

CELEBRATE JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH WITH LAUNCH OF THE HARLEM OF THE WEST SF PROJECT

SAN FRANCISCO and OAKLAND-- In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month (April) and Jazz Day (April 30), Elizabeth Pepin Silva and Lewis Watts will be speaking and signing books at two Bay Area locations in conjunction with the launch of the Harlem of the West SF Project.

Region: Bay Area

Location:

SAN FRANCISCO: 762 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94102. OAKLAND: Marcus Books, 3900 M.L.K. Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609

 

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Apr

PERFORMANCE: WORDS UNCAGED

LOS ANGELES-- Performing Prison, featuring music by Tim Stafford, theatre by Amad Jackson and dance by Erica Brannon

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

Avenue 50 Gallery, Highland Park (131 North Avenue 50 Los Angeles, CA 90042)

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Apr

FILM FESTIVAL: FOREVER, CHINATOWN FILM SCREENING AT LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

LOS ANGELES-- FOREVER, CHINATOWN is a story of unknown, self-taught 81-year-old artist Frank Wong who has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth.

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

Downtown Independent, 251 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Apr

FILM SCREENING and DISCUSSION: French film La Haine (Hate)

LA HABRA-- Steve Elkins, documentary film director and composer, curates the French film LA HAINE (Hate), and will lead a discussion about immigration, poverty, and the effects that discrimination and failure to assimilate populations has on a larger community.

Region: Orange County

Location:

La Habra Library Community Room, 221 E. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631

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Apr ~ May

COMMUNITY EVENTS: JAPANESE AMERICANS ON THE PENINSULA: LEARNING FROM OUR PAST TO LOOK TO OUR FUTURE

PALOS VERDES & ROLLING HILLS-- These hands-on events are part of a series hosted by the Palos Verdes Library District, and include Japanese bilingual storytime, arts and crafts, film screenings, and sumi-e painting workshops.

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

Two locations

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May ~ May

FILM SCREENING/BARNSTORMING and PANEL: GHOST TOWN TO HAVANA

SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND, RICHMOND- Barnstorm for Inner City Baseball with film screening of GHOST TOWN TO HAVANA, the San Francisco Junior Giants, and Positive Coaching Alliance!  Join us for three free Bay Area community screenings.

Region: Bay Area

Location:

Multiple locations in the Bay Area

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May

GRANTSEEKER WORKSHOP in BAKERSFIELD

BAKERSFIELD-- California Humanities will conduct a free information session about funding opportunities for humanities programming in Bakersfield on Thursday, May 4, from 11:00 am– 1:00 pm hosted by our long-time programming partner, Kern County Library.

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Beale Memorial Library, 701 Truxtun Avenue, Tejon Room, 2nd Floor.

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May

Oral History Talk and Screening: The Women On The Mother Road in Southern California, Route 66

BARSTOW-- Project director Katrina Parks and historian Mark Ocegueda will present a slide lecture and several filmed and edited oral histories.

Region: Inland Empire

Location:

Desert Discovery Center, 831 Barstow Rd. Barstow, CA 92311

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May

OHLONE CULTURAL EVENT: NATIVE CALIFORNIAN STORIES OF ENDURANCE AND SURVIVANCE

HAYWARD-- Join Jalquin/Saclan Ohlone/Bay Miwok elder Ruth Orta & four generations of her family as they demonstrate traditional ancestral skills, including soaproot brush, string, shell jewelry, and acorn soup making.

Region: Bay Area

Location:

Cal State University East Bay, Hayward Campus, Meikljohn Hall, Rm. 4047

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May

FAMILY WORKSHOP: Parents Take the Lead, Engaging Families in Literacy

PICO UNION-- Join us for an interactive Flights of Fantasy workshop about the importance of daily storytimes with your children.

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

Pico Union Branch Library, 1030 S. Alvarado Street Los Angeles, CA 90006

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May

Family Workshops: Engaging Families in Literacy

BOYLE HEIGHTS-- Join us for an interactive Flights of Fantasy workshop about the importance of daily storytimes with your children

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

Benjamin Franklin Branch Library 2200 E. 1st Street Los Angeles, CA 90062

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May

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: LET THE FIRE BURN

LA HABRA-- Film screening and discussion of the film LET THE FIRE BURN as well as a discussion of race relations, inner city poverty, and how documentary film can expose stereotypes and help confront institutional racism.

Region: Orange County

Location:

La Habra Branch Library 221 E. La Habra Blvd. La Habra, CA 90631

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May

BROADCAST: BREATHIN, THE EDDY ZHENG STORY

NATIONAL BROADCAST-- Eddy Zheng came to America with his family when he was 12 years old. Then at the age of 16, he committed a horrible crime: home invasion and kidnapping. He was sent to San Quentin Maximum Security Prison, the youngest prisoner in the jail.

Region: Statewide

Location:

PBS Stations

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May

GRANTSEEKER WORKSHOP IN SANTA BARBARA

SANTA BARBARA-- California Humanities will conduct a free information session about funding opportunities for humanities programming.

Region: Central Coast

Location:

Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu Street, Faulkner Gallery Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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May

INDIE LENS POP UP SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: REAL BOY

LOS ANGELES-- Directed by Shaleece Haas, this documentary follows 19-year-old Bennett Wallace, a transgender teen musician, as he navigates sobriety and the transitioning process.

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

Tateuchi Democracy Forum, Japanese American National Museum, 100 North Central Ave. Los Angeles , CA 90012

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May ~ May

TRAVELING EXHIBIT: HISTORY IN MOTION

SANTA MARGARITA-- Go back in time with tractors & old time marketing fairs.

Region: Central Coast

Location:

Rancho Santa Margarita, 9000 Yerba Buena, Santa Margarita CA 93446

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Jun

GRANTSEEKER WORKSHOP IN HANFORD

HANFORD-- California Humanities will conduct a free information session about funding opportunities for humanities programming.

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Hanford Carnegie Museum at 109 E. 8th Street Hanford, CA 93230

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Jun

TRAVELING EXHIBIT: HISTORY IN MOTION FEATURED AT TRACTORS & BREWS

WOODLAND-- See tractors unveiled, engines started, listen to music, enjoy food and brew tastings.

Region: Central Coast

Location:

California Agriculture Museum, 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland, CA 95776

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Jun

FILM SCREENING: LEGENDS OF COURAGE PREMIERE AT THE GUILD THEATER

SACRAMENTO-- Premiere of documentary film, LEGENDS OF COURAGE: THE STORY OF ROSEMARY METRAILER, about pioneering LGBTQ civil rights activist.

Region: Sacramento Metro

Location:

The Guild Theater, 2828 35th St. Sacramento, California 95817

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