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Summer 2018 Library Innovation Lab Meets

2018 Library Innovation Lab, California Humanities

Our twelve Library Innovation Lab (LIL) 2018 cohort members reconvened in Oakland July 19 and 20 to share what they have learned through two months of intensive research into their communities’ needs and aspirations. Presentations of each library’s tentative plan (including goals, activities, outreach, and assessment strategies) generated lively discussion. …

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New Application and Grantee Portal for California Humanities Grants

California Humanities’ application and grantee portal has recently moved. Applicants and grantees will now use a new and improved grant portal on SurveyMonkeyApply to submit materials to us at: https://ch-grants.smapply.io/. Project Directors and Authorizing Officials for grants that began on the former portal should have received email invitations to register …

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Art of Storytelling Doc Night: Last Day of Freedom

California Humanities-supported film Last Day of Freedom

In conjunction with our current Art of Storytelling exhibit, WordsUncaged: Voices from insider Lancaster Prison, we invite you to a screening of the Oscar-nominated and California Humanities-supported documentary Last Day of Freedom at our Oakland office on August 21, 2018.  The WordsUncaged: Voices from insider Lancaster Prison exhibit is available …

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California Humanities remembers Jonathan Gold

“I love going out to eat in the way a theater critic loves theater. I love going to farmers markets. I love sticking my hands in pots,” he said in an interview this year. “And it turns out food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.” – Jonathan …

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Grantee Feature– Humboldt County Homeless College Student Photovoice

We are pleased to share the work of The Humboldt County Homeless College Student Photovoice Project, a recipient of an Humanities for All Quick Grant.   Learn the stories of college students and their resilience as they experienced homelessness while attending Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods. Photos and …

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Grantee Feature– Mam Cultural Festival on Sept 15th

Henry Leonel Sales Hernandez, Library Aide at Oakland Public. Library. Photo Credit: Alfredo Sales Hernandez

The Mayan Cultural Exchange will showcase the traditions and history of Oakland’s indigenous Mam (Mayan) community. This program is organized by the Oakland Public Library, a participant in California Humanities’ Library Innovation Lab, Join in for traditional live music and food on September 15th!  Saturday, September 15 2:00 pm – 4:30 …

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Job Opportunity: California Humanities Communications Manager

California Humanities is currently looking for a Communications Manager to join the staff in our Oakland office. Read on for more information about this opportunity and our organization. Please share this opportunity with those who might be interested! Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 3, 2018. Please sign up …

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