We couldn’t be more excited to announce the newest round of Community Stories grant recipients! We’re awarding nearly $200,000 throughout California to 20 projects that cast a light on the community stories of our state.
These new projects–ranging from short documentaries on the personal experiences of four Bay Area Muslim American veterans, to a dance performance based on the narratives of the people who live and work near Los Angeles’ Central Wholesale Market–join the slate of nearly 500 unique and compelling projects we’ve funded since the Community Stories’ program inception in 2003, and which together weave a diverse and complex narrative of our state.
California Humanities congratulates the project directors and team members of this newest slate of funded projects:
AGAINST ALL ODDS: NATIVE CALIFORNIAN STORIES OF ENDURANCE AND CONTINUANCE
California State University, East Bay Foundation, Hayward
Community Agroecology Network, Santa Cruz
CALIFORNIA MUSLIM VETS
Islamic Scholarship Fund, Berkeley
CHINESE WHISPERS: GOLDEN GATE
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco
DREAMER STORIES: LANDSCAPES IN THE MIST
Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center, Palo Alto
FLOWER FARMS OF SAN DIEGUITO
San Dieguito Heritage Museum, Encinitas
FROM OUR PERSPECTIVES: UNTOLD STORIES OF LGBTQ YOUTH IN THE LOS ANGELES FOSTER CARE SYSTEM
University Corporation, California State University Northridge, Northridge
GAY LADIES’ LANE
San Francisco Film Society, San Francisco
Project Director: Deborah Craig
HALO-HALO–MIXED TOGETHER STORIES FROM SAN DIEGO’S FILIPINO AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Asian Story Theater, San Diego
IRAN/AMERICA: STORIES OF THE JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA
University Corporation at Monterey Bay, Seaside
KEEP ON PUSHIN’
West of West Center for Narrative History of the Central Valley, Inc., Fresno
LOS ANGELES REVIVAL: AN ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVING PROJECT EXPLORING CHANGES TO DOWNTOWN LA
MAPPING INDIGENOUS LA: DIGITAL STORYTELLING AS PLACEMAKING
Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles
MONTEREY: PROFILES IN COURAGE AND COMPASSION
Go For Broke National Education Center, Torrance
MUJERES DE MAIZ: 20 YEARS OF ARTIVISM AND HERSTORY EN L.A.
Self-Help Graphics, Los Angeles
THE NEGRO MOTORIST GREEN BOOK: DOCUMENTING STORIES AND SITES OF SANCTUARY IN LOS ANGELES
California African American Museum, Los Angeles
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Los Angeles
OUT ON THE LEFT COAST: SAN DIEGO LGBT HISTORY
San Diego State University Research Foundation, San Diego
THE PLUMMER PROJECT
La Habra High School Theater Guild, La Habra
WATTS 65: UNCOVERING HIDDEN HISTORIES
Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles
For more information about these grant recipients, visit our list of all funded projects.
Congratulations, again, to all our newest grant recipients!
Have a California story to share? For information about the next round of the Community Stories program (deadline February 1, 2016) please click HERE.