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"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

After the Vote: Recall Elections in California

On the one-month anniversary of the California Gubernatorial Recall Election, California Humanities hosted a nonpartisan debrief with election experts. 

Rather than debate the recent recall, we investigate broad humanities questions about the genesis of the recall process with an eye to its uncertain future. How was the recall process created? How do other states and countries “recall” their elected leaders? What reforms are being proposed today?  

Participants 

Carla Marinucci, Senior writer for POLITICO’s California Playbook 

Seema Mehta, Political writer for The Los Angeles Times 

Dan Schnur, Political Strategist and Professor, USC Annenberg School of Communications and UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies 

Recorded October 14, 2021. 

About California on the Ballot:

Through California on the Ballot, California Humanities invites the people of California and beyond to reflect and talk—with journalists, historians, election experts, and more—about the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California.

California on the Ballot is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of their A More Perfect Union initiative and was launched with funding from the Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

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