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"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Multiple hands in various colors hold papers. Behind them is an outline of the state of California.

California on the Ballot Returns for Season 2!

California Humanities is pleased to announce a new season of California on the Ballot! Starting this spring, we invite the public to join us for five free online discussions about the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California.

Topics for 2022 include Pranks at the Polls: A History of Voter Suppression in California, and Voters on the Move, a discussion on housing and voting rights. Later in the summer and fall, we invite the public to join us for a trio of programs about voting rights for Californians who have been incarcerated or formerly incarcerated, Indigenous populations in California, and DACA recipients.

A schedule of programs will be published in March 2022. In the meantime, tune in to Season One of California on the Ballot:

With school board recall elections in the news today, we encourage readers to revisit the recording of “After the Vote: Recall Elections in California,” a program that delves into the history and uncertain future of recalls in California. Perspectives from experts from the University of Southern California, POLITICO, and the Los Angeles Times shed light on this distinctly Californian process.

For more information or assistance with registering for a program, please write to Program Associate Kirsten Vega at kvega@calhum.org.

This series is made possible with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities A More Perfect Union Initiative (view the press release).

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