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Summer 2018 Library Innovation Lab Meets

2018 Library Innovation Lab, California Humanities

Our twelve Library Innovation Lab (LIL) 2018 cohort members reconvened in Oakland July 19 and 20 to share what they have learned through two months of intensive research into their communities’ needs and aspirations. Presentations of each library’s tentative plan (including goals, activities, outreach, and assessment strategies) generated lively discussion. …

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New Application and Grantee Portal for California Humanities Grants

California Humanities’ application and grantee portal has recently moved. Applicants and grantees will now use a new and improved grant portal on SurveyMonkeyApply to submit materials to us at: https://ch-grants.smapply.io/. Project Directors and Authorizing Officials for grants that began on the former portal should have received email invitations to register …

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Art of Storytelling: Words Uncaged Closing Reception

The California Humanities Art of Storytelling exhibit WordsUncaged: Voices from Inside Lancaster Prison closing reception is on September 27, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in our Oakland office. Words Uncaged, a project funded by California Humanities, is a creative platform created by the men of A-Yard California State Prison, Lancaster and California …

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Art of Storytelling Doc Night: Last Day of Freedom

California Humanities-supported film Last Day of Freedom

In conjunction with our current Art of Storytelling exhibit, WordsUncaged: Voices from insider Lancaster Prison, we invite you to a screening of the Oscar-nominated and California Humanities-supported documentary Last Day of Freedom at our Oakland office on August 21, 2018.  The WordsUncaged: Voices from insider Lancaster Prison exhibit is available …

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Job Opportunity: California Humanities Communications Manager

California Humanities is currently looking for a Communications Manager to join the staff in our Oakland office. Read on for more information about this opportunity and our organization. Please share this opportunity with those who might be interested! Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 3, 2018. Please sign up …

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Grantseeker Workshop in Corona, Riverside County

California Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invite you to attend a free information session about current funding opportunities from NEH program staff and California Humanities in Corona on Monday, July 16th from 1:30pm – 3:30pm hosted by Home Gardens Library, at 3785 Neece Street. California Humanities Program …

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Meet Our New Grants Manager

NAME: Debra White TITLE: Grants Manager PREVIOUSLY: Senior Grants Manager, Marin Community Foundation GUIDING QUOTE/TAGLINE: To whom much is given, much is required. CURRENTLY READING: The Baptist Heritage by H. Leon McBeth and Birthright by David Needham FAVORITE MOMENT OF CALIFORNIA HISTORY: The Oakland parade for the 2018 NBA Champion Golden State …

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