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War Comes Home: Interviews

In Summer 2014 California Humanities interviewed veterans, scholars, advocates, and caretakers about what it means to come home from war. Our goal was to create a series of interviews that reflects the diversity of experience and perspective of veterans of different eras, backgrounds, and conflicts and help to build bridges …

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War Comes Home: Public Conversations Videos Now Available for Viewing!

Over the summer, California Humanities presented five forums focusing on themes relating to veterans, from the traumas of war, to Hollywood and mythmaking, to the changing faces of veterans in our diverse state. A partnership with the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the California State Library, and local partner …

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Recap of War Comes Home Public Conversations in Libraries

As part of California Humanities’ War Comes Home iniative, five thematic public programs were created in partnership with the University of California Humanities Research Institute and the California State Library. The themes ranged from trauma and PTSD to Hollywood’s portrayal of veterans to the challenges facing veterans reintegrating into civilian life. SACPL …

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Trailer: Regarding Susan Sontag

Please join California Humanities for a screening of Regarding Susan Sontag playing at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, followed by a post-screening discussion held at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav. Regarding Susan Sontag is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th century. …

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Seventeen New Community Stories Grantees Announced

What are California’s stories, and how are they being told? Cal Humanities recently awarded nearly $170,000 in funding to 17 new Community Stories projects that tell unique narratives of the California experience. This round of Community Stories grantees includes projects about veterans, homebound seniors, farmworkers, and low-income girls and women. …

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Of the Sea

Struggling to revive a fading way of life, fishermen and entrepreneurs are creating new models for how to support sustainably produced seafood. Of the Sea, an upcoming film by Mischa Hedges, tells the story of California fishing communities and presents a compelling story of the future of sustainable seafood. What can …

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