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— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

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A Legacy Celebration: Nancy Hatamiya Arts & Humanities Fund

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As we celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month this October, we also honor the memory of beloved California Humanities’ Board Chair Nancy Hatamiya through

In the Banlieues/Centering the Margin – Saint-Denis/Oakland An International Exhibition Arrives in California

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Above Image: Lamyne M at SPUR SF opening of In the Banlieues/Centering the Margin: Oakland/Saint-Denis exhibition. Photo by Robert Ogilvie. “Sharing our stories is

Exciting Library Innovation Lab Activities Now Underway Across California

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Above Images (left to right): Library Innovation Lab programs at Mill Valley Public Library, Sunnyvale Public Library, Santa Cruz Public Library, San Luis Obispo

Focus on the Humanities Through an Interpretive Exhibition, “Emmy Lou Packard: Artist of Conscience”

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Image Above: Diego Rivera & Emmy Lou Packard painting for the Golden Gate International Exposition, on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, 1938-40. Photograph
For Immediate Release Media Contact: Christi Shortridge, Interim Communications Director, cshortridge@calhum.org   September 7, 2022—(OAKLAND, CA)—The Board of Directors of California Humanities announces the resignation

3 Questions with Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy

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Top Photo: Bidhan Roy with WordsUncaged members, James King and Jimmy Gilmer at Los Angeles County Prison, Lancaster. Photo courtesy of Bidhan Roy. An

HUMANITIES FOR ALL QUICK GRANTS: NEW AWARDS, FALL APPLICATION OPENS, AND INFO WEBINAR

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California Humanities is proud to announce that 20 public humanities grantees will receive $98,300 in funding through the Humanities for All Quick Grant program.

CALIFORNIA DOCUMENTARY PROJECT—A YEAR IN REVIEW AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2023

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For over 40 years California Humanities has been the leading funder of documentaries by, for, and about Californians. We currently support film, audio, and

Library Innovation Lab Libraries Launch Fall Programs

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Over the past five months, the dedicated librarians who are participating in the 2022 Library Innovation Lab (LIL) program cohort have been hard at
An African American woman stands in a park speaking into a microphone. She is has long black hair and is wearing a colorful robe and striped dress.
For Immediate Release Media Contact: Christi Shortridge, Interim Communications Director, cshortridge@calhum.org  September 1, 2022—(OAKLAND, CA)—California Humanities is proud to announce that twenty public humanities