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Grantee Feature– Undocumented Heart: Oakland Day Laborers Tell Their Stories

Artwork by Ramon Carrillo

OAKLAND– Undocumented Heart: Oakland Day Laborers Tell Their Stories is an exhibition by Peralta Hacienda Historical Park that explores the lives of Oakland’s undocumented workers from Mexico and Central America. Immigrant day laborers–with artists Marion Coleman and Ramon Carrillo–made paintings and quilts that dramatize their journeys, sacrifice, and resilience. A large-scale outdoor exhibit …

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A Disaster Planning and Response Program Saturday in Sonoma

Cultural Connections is hosting a special program featuring museum and library professionals from Exhibit Envoy host venues, as well as from Exhibit Envoy itself. How can you prepare your collections, exhibits, and staff for a natural disaster or crisis? What steps can you take to support your community after an emergency? …

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What We’re Reading for the Holidays

Every year, California Humanities staff share a list of books they’ve enjoyed over the past year and/or what they plan to read over the holidays. See below for some of our recommendations, and find these books at your local bookseller! Renée Perry, Operations Coordinator: I have a pile of books …

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An exhibition on difference and dignity bridges Inland Empire communities

One of the first projects funded through our Humanities for All Project Grant program launched in 2017, In|Dignity, is an interpretive exhibit organized by the California State University, San Bernardino Anthropology Museum. In|Dignity  incorporates photo portraits and stories contributed by Inland Empire residents who have experienced marginalization as a result …

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Help Shape the Future of California

By strengthening the rich fabric that keeps Californians connected, California Humanities starts conversations that shape the future of California. From libraries to VA hospitals, California Humanities celebrates Californians and their stories. From community centers to concert halls, we honor the traditions that make California both inclusive and expansive. We champion …

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