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Yearly Archives: 2017

California’s Veterans: War Comes Home Interviews

Launched in 2014, the War Comes Home initiative was launched to help veterans strengthen connections to their communities, and vice versa, and increase awareness and understanding of the impacts of war. Over $300,000 in grants was awarded and provided additional resources to 43 library jurisdictions throughout California, carrying out 856 activities, and …

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Hermanas Hermosas: Celebrating Stories of Farmworker Women

OXNARD– Join us for an evening celebrating the storytellers who participated in recent workshops funded by a California Humanities Community Stories grant and Beacon Reader, and in launching our new web page dedicated to farmworker women. This free public event features stories in English and in Spanish, as well as …

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Honoring National Native American Heritage Month

In the summer of 1990, President George H. Bush declared the month of November as National Native American Heritage Month. This month is intended to celebrate the history, culture and traditions of America’s Indigenous peoples. Through a collaborative project of the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities, …

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Listening to the Voices of California’s Veterans

California Humanities has had a long history in working with veterans and veterans’ organizations through our grants and programs, from our Literature and Medicine® program to our War Comes Home initiative, which included a series of thought-provoking interviews with veterans. We hope to increase awareness and understanding of the veteran …

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Julie Su, California Labor Commissioner, Joins Our Board of Directors

Nationally recognized expert on workers’ rights and civil rights, Julie has dedicated her distinguished legal career to advancing justice on behalf of disenfranchised communities, and we’re so proud to have her join our board of directors. Julie also participated in our We Are the Humanities initiative, which we launched in 2015 to …

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