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Regarding Susan Sontag Premieres on HBO!

Tune in for the HBO broadcast debut of Regarding Susan Sontag–the first feature-length documentary about the iconic writer, political activist, and critic–on December 8 at 6 pm. This film by director Nancy Kates critically examines Susan Sontag’s life and work, addressing her public and often controversial roles as a writer and intellectual, and …

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What Will You Be Reading Over the Holiday Break?

At Cal Humanities we love books! Here’s what we’re reading over the winter break: Angelica Dongallo is reading A Tale for the Time Being, by Ruth Ozeki The story of a sixteen year-old girl in Japan named Nao and a writer in Canada named Ruth who are connected through a diary. …

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War Comes Home: Interviews

In Summer 2014 California Humanities interviewed veterans, scholars, advocates, and caretakers about what it means to come home from war. Our goal was to create a series of interviews that reflects the diversity of experience and perspective of veterans of different eras, backgrounds, and conflicts and help to build bridges …

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War Comes Home: Public Conversations Videos Now Available for Viewing!

Over the summer, California Humanities presented five forums focusing on themes relating to veterans, from the traumas of war, to Hollywood and mythmaking, to the changing faces of veterans in our diverse state. A partnership with the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the California State Library, and local partner …

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City of South Pasadena Sam “The Sham” Culminating War Comes Home Event

The entire community of South Pasadena was invited to participate in the South Pasadena Library’s city-wide War Comes Home reading and discussion project. The library sought to engage the community in appreciating Karl Marlantes’ New York Times best-selling compelling narrative What It Is Like to Go to War, for their “One Book, One …

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Nationally Acclaimed Poet and Veteran Brian Turner to Visit Santa Cruz County

Janis O’Driscoll Division Manager, Programs & Partnerships Santa Cruz Public Libraries Fourteen thousand veterans live in Santa Cruz County and they are telling their stories for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ (SCPL) Veterans History Project is documenting the personal narratives of local veterans who …

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