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Judo, Rebels, and Wonder Women…New California Documentary Project Public Engagement Grant Awardees

We are proud to announce that three new Public Engagement projects have been awarded funding through our California Documentary Project. In December 2012, grants of $10,000 were awarded to three previously supported California Documentary Project R&D and/or Production grantees: Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful (CDP 2012) to support the creation of …

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Surfers, San Quentin, Shipbuilding, Sex Workers, Shasta…20 New Community Stories Grant Awardees

We are thrilled to announce that 20 new projects have been awarded funding through our Community Stories grants program. The slate includes projects focused on stories of refugee and immigrant communities (Japanese, Cambodian, Filipino, Afghani, Latino); Native Americans; veterans and their families; incarcerated people; sex workers; commercial fishermen; farmers and …

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Investing in the Common Good

If your house were on fire, what would you save? Today, ongoing wars, the housing crisis, and the recession have hit many of us hard. Thousands have lost homes, retirement savings, jobs, and even loved ones. And yet I’ve noticed some unexpected and heartening after-effects—bright spots amidst this darkness. Many …

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California Documentary Project Awards Grants to 17 New Projects

California Humanities announced the awardees of its current round of funding for its California Documentary Project program, which encourages film and radio documentarians to explore issues and stories of critical importance to California. Cal Humanities has awarded $400,000 to 17 projects, for production and research and development representing a variety of film, …

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California Poet Laureate on the Road: Project Primavera

As part of our Searching for Democracy initiative, California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera blogs for us on what gives him hope for primavera in our democracy. This miracle of poets in the making… 11 am. En route to Sacramento to judge the California Out Loud poetry recitation championships. 33 …

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