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Show Your Support for California Humanities on #GivingTuesday

Humanity is about giving more than we are given. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, people from around the world will be coming together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. California Humanities is pleased to join forces with over 30,000 organizations in 68 countries that are kicking off …

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California Humanities Celebrates 40 years of Humanities Programming

“…this council’s leadership was fundamentally and closely involved in the evolution of that hugely important concept and practice of the public humanities…” — NEH Chairman, William “Bro” Adams On November 12th, California Humanities was proud to welcome the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, William “Bro” Adams to …

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Big Sur Oral History Project Director Interview

Big Sur Oral History Project will capture and preserve an oral history of a unique community in one of the most remarkable landscapes in the world; the stretch of land comprising Big Sur. The Henry Miller Memorial Library (HMML) will collect, preserve and catalogue existing audio and film recordings (some …

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What Will You Be Reading Over the Holiday Break?

At California Humanities we love books! Here’s what we’re reading over the winter break: Julie Fry is reading the following: Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a …

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Community Stories Grant Application Guidelines Available Soon!

California Humanities will soon begin accepting applications for our February 1, 2016 deadline for Community Stories, our ongoing competitive storytelling grants program. The official application period is January 4, 2016 through February 1, 2016; in the meantime, the Community Stories grant guidelines are available for potential applicants to peruse beginning …

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California Humanities celebrates 40th Anniversary with National Humanities Leader

November 10, 2015 This week, California Humanities will celebrate its 40th anniversary together with the 50th anniversary of its primary partner, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). A celebration with grantees, partners, and past and present leadership at the Scottish Rite Temple in Oakland will include remarks by the NEH Chairman, William “Bro” Adams.

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