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Grantee Feature– A Great Ride Screening on Oct 13th

A Great Ride

Documentary short A Great Ride was supported by California Humanities through a Community Stories grant. A Great Ride looks at older lesbians—Sally Gearhart, Brenda Crawford, and several women who live in an LGBTQ-friendly retirement community in Santa Rosa—aging with dynamism and zest for life, determination, and humor. A Great Ride will be …

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Grantee Feature– So Cal Summit on Black Masculinity on Sept 29th

Humanities for All Quick Grant Grantee, So Cal Summit on Black Masculinity, Pictured: Javon Johnson. Photo Credit: Ron Hall

We are proud to share the work of a grantee of our new grant program Humanities for All. This project was awarded a Humanities for All Quick Grant from California Humanities.  Through artistic expression So Cal Summit on Black Masculinity (a day-long symposium on September 29th) will facilitate a community dialogue on black masculinity, …

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Grantee Feature– La Ultima Parada on Oct 27 & 28

La Ultima Parada, Photo Credit: R+A Multimedia

La Última Parada showcases Mexican culture through the traditions of Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that brings together hosts of family and friends to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died, in order to help support their spiritual journey. La Última Parada received an Humanities for …

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Join California Humanities for “On Immigration and Journalism: A Conversation with Sonia Nazario” in Bakersfield and San Jose

Sonia Nazario, Author of Enrique's Journey

California Humanities’ CA 2020: Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative Showcases Pulitzer Prize-winner Sonia Nazario California Humanities presents ON IMMIGRATION AND JOURNALISM: A CONVERSATION WITH SONIA NAZARIO in Bakersfield on October 9 and in San Jose on October 16. These two free public forums are presented in partnership with Bakersfield …

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Library Innovation Lab 2018 Projects Launch

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

Libraries participating in the 2018 Library Innovation Lab: Exploring New Ways of Engaging Immigrant Communities through Public Humanities Programming cohort will begin offering public programs in September. First out the gate is Oceanside Public Library, with an appearance and book signing with Enrique Morones, co-author of The Power of One: The …

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Congratulations to 15 New Public Humanities Quick Grant Awardees!

Congratulations to the new recipients of Humanities for All Quick Grants. Each of these projects offer meaningful insights into the diverse ways Californians share, offer reflection, and celebrate the humanities in their daily lives. The projects range from a youth-generated journalism and photography project that captures portraits and stories of …

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Art of Storytelling: Words Uncaged Closing Reception

The California Humanities Art of Storytelling exhibit WordsUncaged: Voices from Inside Lancaster Prison closing reception is on September 27, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in our Oakland office. Words Uncaged, a project funded by California Humanities, is a creative platform created by the men of A-Yard California State Prison, Lancaster and California …

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California Humanities Awards $71,286 for Latest Humanities for All Quick Grants

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Lucena Lau Valle PHONE: 213.346.3286 August 15, 2018 (Oakland, CA)—California Humanities announces grant awards that offer meaningful insights into the diverse ways Californians share, offer, reflect, and celebrate the humanities in their daily lives. Fifteen nonprofit organizations across the state were awarded Humanities for All …

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