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Interview with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Full Interview with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of California Reads selected book Farewell to Manzanar (with husband James D. Houston), talks about how the very personal story of her family’s life in an internment camp became a cautionary tale about civil rights violations read by hundreds of thousands of students in the United …

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Community Story Grant Applications Due August 1

Apply now for funding from our Community Stories grant program! Community Stories (formerly named the California Story Fund) is our ongoing, competitive grantmaking program designed to support projects that document and share compelling stories from and about California’s diverse communities. Applicants may request up to $10,000 in grant funds and …

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Info Sessions and More this Month for Community Stories Grantseekers

Interested in applying for funding from our Community Stories grant program? New grant guidelines, sample grant proposals, and descriptions of past funded projects are now available HERE on our website. The online application will become available on July 2, 2012. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 5 pm. …

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Is Civility Overrated? California Humanities/ Zócalo Event

Join us for a Zócalo/Cal Humanities Searching for Democracy event, happening MONDAY, JULY 16, 2012, at 6:00 pm. After Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson, pundits spent extensive time wringing their hands over the lack of civility in American political discourse. While some American elected officials have left political life because of …

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Who is a Citizen? (Free Teaching Democracy Webinar)

Join us and CHSSP for “Who is a Citizen?” on Wednesday, July 18. This free Teaching Democracy webinar, presented in partnership with CHSSP as part of our Searching for Democracy initiative, is open to the first 100 participants. Who is a Citizen? July 18, 2012 4 – 6 pm PRESENTERS: Clarence Walker, Professor of …

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California Documentary Project Grant Funding Available

Interested in applying for a California Documentary Project grant? New guidelines are now available on our website. Click HERE to check out the guidelines, find more information about this grant opportunity, and read about projects that have received funding. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 1, 2012, 5 pm. The California Documentary …

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