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A State of Open Mind Leads to the Strong Connection Between Arts and Humanities in California

“…the heart of the humanities is amplifying voices … helping build bridges of understanding.” – Julie Fry, President & CEO of California

California Humanities’ President & CEO Julie Fry, along with Craig Watson, the former director of the California Arts Council speak with Dennis Mangers, former California Assemblymember and current arts champion in an exclusive California Channel interview. Their far-reaching conversation covers their personal connections to the arts and humanities, the importance of the partnership between the two, and stories of how people benefit from grants and programs of both organizations. California Humanities is proud to partner with CalChannel on this conversation, as well as cable airings of our We Are the Humanities interviews with prominent Californians.

About The California Channel:
The California Channel is a public service funded entirely by California’s cable television operators as a means to provide Californians direct access to “gavel-to-gavel” proceedings of the California Legislature, and other forums where public policy is discussed, debated, and decided – all without editing, commentary, or analysis and with a balanced presentation of viewpoints. Visit their website for more information.

For over 40 years, California Humanities has promoted the humanities as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to one another in order to help strengthen California. We would not be able to produce, fund, create and support humanities-based projects and programs, eye-opening cultural experiences and meaningful conversations without our funding partner the National Endowment for the Humanities, (NEH). We encourage you to learn about the ways in which California Humanities and the NEH work together to support public humanities programming throughout the state of California. Visit our website and find out how you can help to continue to make the humanities a relevant part of our lives.

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