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“Collecting Grassroots History” Project Director Interview

“…if we don’t have the people from our communities being involved in the humanities, then these histories disappear and that would be tragic.” – Amitis Motevalli Amitis Motevalli is the director of The William Grant Still Arts Center and a full-time employee of the city of Los Angeles Department of …

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California Humanities Recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, (September 15 – October 15) we recognize the contributions and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to California and celebrate their heritage and culture.  Here’s a look back at some of the many Latino-focused projects California Humanities has supported. La Ofrenda: The Days …

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California Humanities’ Northern California Office Moves to Old Oakland

California Humanities has just moved its Northern California offices from downtown San Francisco to Old Oakland.  Our new office is located above Swan’s Market, a historic marketplace that houses restaurants, stores, and businesses in a newly revitalized neighborhood. Our new and energetic neighborhood aligns closely with our mission to continue to connect …

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“Patient No More” Project Director Interview

Patient No More is a multifaceted project that tells the story of a little-known chapter in California’s history: how a group of determined Bay Area activists took over and occupied a federal building in San Francisco for 26 days in 1977 to protest the lack of progress in securing civil rights …

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California Humanities Northern California Headquarters Moves to Historic Neighborhood in Oakland, CA

August 19, 2015 Today, California Humanities announced the move of its Northern California office from its long-held base in San Francisco to the heart of Old Oakland. The new headquarters will be located above Swan’s Market, a historic marketplace that was once a major shopping destination in Oakland, and now houses restaurants, stores and businesses in a revitalized neighborhood.

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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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