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A Tribute! National Arts and Humanities Month: October 1-31

On September 30, 2013, President Barack Obama proclaimed October to be National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM); a tribute to innovative and critical thought, and to the power of human creativity and reflection. Started in 1993, NAHM has become the nation’s largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities; a …

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Grapes of Wrath, Retracing the Steps 75 Years Later

The Grapes of Wrath, marking its 75th anniversary this year, is the story of the Joad family, who, along with other dust-bowl migrants,  journey out of Oklahoma to California, searching for jobs, land, a future, and hope. Cal Humanities undertook its own journey through the “Reading the Grapes of Wrath” …

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35th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival

The Mill Valley Film Festival begins its 11-day celebration of the best in independent and world cinema on October 3. Over 200 filmmakers from around the world will be welcomed to the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area to showcase international features, documentaries, shorts, and children’s shorts. We’re proud to announce …

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CA Reads 2014 Grant Application Now Live

California Humanities is now accepting applications to the California Reads grant program! The grant program supports public programs at libraries held in conjunction with our 2014 statewide read of What It is Like to Go to War, by Vietnam War veteran Karl Marlantes. We invite California libraries to develop and …

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