May 30, 2018
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Jody Sahota
(Oakland, CA) After a highly competitive process, 10 nonprofit organizations across the state were awarded Humanities for All Project Grants totaling $175,000 from California Humanities, the state-wide humanities nonprofit that helps connect Californians to ideas and one another.
These newly-awarded projects will enable Californians of many backgrounds and ages across the state to learn more about one another, promote greater empathy and understanding, and encourage thoughtful engagement with topics of importance to all of us. They include a series of live neighborhood-based story-sharing events in Los Angeles, and a multimedia exhibit and public programming project exploring Latino history in the Central Valley. Check out the full list of awardees and funded project descriptions here.
The Humanities for All grant program supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promote understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.
“These projects will bring the complexity and diversity of California to light in new ways that will engage Californians from every part of our state, and will help us all understand each other better,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the 10 grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”
ABOUT CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES
California Humanities promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit www.calhum.org, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.