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Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora

With the support of California Humanities, San Jose State University’s Persian Studies Program will for the first time hold a two-day Cultures of the Iranian Diaspora conference featuring  panels on visual arts, literature, and film with Bay Area and nationally acclaimed writers, artists, and filmmakers. This program will include the …

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Does A Humanities Education Matter?

Why study the humanities, when you can study STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)?  David M. Rubenstein, co-founder of the globally renowned asset management company The Carlyle Group weighs in, that the study of the humanities leads to reasoning skills that lead to higher-paying jobs.  He goes so far as …

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Congratulations to Our New California Reads Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the 43 public libraries receiving grants for California Reads 2014! Focused on Karl Marlantes’ best-selling work of narrative non-fiction, What It Is Like to Go to War, our next statewide read will align with Cal Humanities’ new thematic initiative, War Comes Home, creating community-wide events across the state in …

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Congratulations to Our New Community Stories Grant Recipients

California Humanities is pleased to announce a new slate of Community Stories grant awards. The 17 projects from the August 2013 applicant pool approved for funding by the Board represent a wide variety of ways in which the California experience has been made manifest, ranging from stories of homeless people who …

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Trailer: The Case Against 8

The Case Against 8 is a behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows two famous litigators from opposite sides of the political spectrum as they join forces to argue the first federal marriage equality lawsuit before the U.S. …

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What Will You Be Reading Over Winter Break?

At Cal Humanities we love books! Here’s what we’re reading over the winter break: Ralph Lewin is readng At Night We Walk in Circles, by Daniel Alarcon A beautifully written, at times funny, disturbing and always compelling story set in South America. Cal Humanities selected Alarcon’s other novel Lost City Radio …

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All A Board!

California Humanities is pleased to welcome the newest members of our Board of Directors: CYNTHIA COTHARN Dr. Cynthia Cotharn is a Los Angeles area physician and actress. Her long history of civic endeavors includes; Past President of the Los Angeles Affiliate of the National Medical Association, and Medical Director for …

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