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Documenting California

A poster with a long green bus. Different hands and a crutch stick out of the busses windows. On the bus the writing says, “Nothing about us without us.”

Documentaries can provide a window into worlds we may never otherwise experience, allow us to get to know people we may have never met, and help us better understand and empathize with the contemporary challenges around us. California Humanities is proud of our long history of supporting essential and engaging …

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Mǝǝmento: Before and ‘Aksum Belle: Afterwards

A reddish fabric with symbols hangs over a round mud-like object.

A Blend of Archival Research Methods with Contemporary and Traditional Indigenous Arts Practices California Humanities recognizes the vital interconnections between the arts and humanities. That’s why in 2018, we introduced the Arts + Humanities focus area to the Humanities for All Quick Grant program. While Arts + Humanities project can …

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Cultivating Cultural Understanding of Forests, Fire, & Relationships: An Interview with Michael & Heather Llewellyn

A picture of a model that shows a log cabin and hanging trees.

FOREST⇌FIRE is a traveling interpretive exhibit with companion civic and educational engagement platforms that will help transform viewers’ cultural understanding about the Sierra Nevada forest, its relationship with fire, and their stewardship role within that relationship. Flowing thematically through past, present, and future, the exhibit includes multi-lingual (English, Spanish, Washo) …

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