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California Civil Liberties Program Grants—Apply by March 4

The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program (California Civil Liberties Program) is a state-funded grant project of the California State Library.

The competitive grant program supports the creation and dissemination of educational and public awareness resources concerning the history and the lessons of civil rights violations or civil liberties injustices carried out against communities or populations. These include, but are not limited to, civil rights violations or civil liberties injustices that are perpetrated on the basis of an individual’s race, national origin, immigration status, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

Eligible projects may include educational materials, preservation projects, public media, and artistic and documentary projects (i.e. film, books, performances, exhibits, oral histories, multi-media, public art, and others). Please see the Guidelines for full details.

This program’s central purpose and original intent is to ensure that the events surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and internment of civilians and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry during World War II will be remembered and that the causes and circumstance of these and other similar civil-liberty violations may be illuminated and understood.

Learn more about the grant program, eligibility, requirements, and guidelines: http://www.library.ca.gov/grants/civil-liberties/

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