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War Ink- Project Director Interview

    “…the humanities have a real role in terms of how we think about our   identity and our stories…” – Chris Brown “…we’re talking about real human being’s lives in a way that is incredibly relevant right now…something that is crucial to the national dialogue…” – Jason Deitch   War …

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Meet Our New Director of Development

NAME: Janine Paver TITLE: Director of Development PREVIOUSLY: Associate Director of Development Stanford Live GUIDING QUOTE: The only duty we owe history is to rewrite it — Oscar Wilde CURRENTLY READING: Dominic Dunne’s, The Way We Lived Then: Recollection of a Well-Known Name Dropper FAVORITE MOMENT OF CALIFORNIA HISTORY: I love California in the teens and twenties …

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Veterans Visit Los Angeles Public Library

Participants in a California Humanities-supported reading and discussion group for veterans at a transitional housing facility in Los Angeles got the red carpet treatment when they paid a visit to the historic downtown Central Library on June 24. Los Angeles Public Library Director John Szabo and former Board of Library …

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California Humanities Awards Nearly $180,000 to Storytelling Projects

Congratulations to the new awardees of the Community Stories program! Cal Humanities has just made 18 awards, totaling nearly $180,000, in the latest round of this competitive grant program that supports community-centered, story-based public humanities projects about the California experience.  Since the program’s inception in 2003, over 450 projects have been funded …

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Staff Summer Picks

At California Humanities, we love to read and now we’re sharing with you our picks for the summer. NEHA BALRAM: Yes Please by Amy Poehler There is no other word to describe how I feel about female comedians on mainstream TV than “thrilled”. Amy Poehler has been, and is, someone who has …

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Community Stories Grant Application Opens July 1

California Humanities welcomes applications for the next round of Community Stories, our ongoing competitive grants program of support for public humanities projects that explore the California experience by recording and sharing stories through performances, panels, websites, video, radio, and exhibits. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5PM MONDAY, AUGUST 3, …

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