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"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

2023 Library Innovation Lab Programs Coming Near You

Collage of LIL programs from around the state

Since March, the dedicated librarians who make up this year’s Library Innovation Lab (LIL) program cohort have been hard at work, interviewing community members to ascertain needs, cultivating partnerships with local […]

California on the Ballot: Season Two Highlights

Multiple hands in various colors hold papers. Behind them is an outline of the state of California.

The newest installment of our California on the Ballot series sought to explore persistent demographic gaps at the polls, as well as other imbalances in our state’s electoral processes.

Literature & Medicine®: Humanities at the Heart of Healthcare

Photo collage depicting selfies of healthcare professionals wearing masks and holding books they are reading

Above: 2023 Literature and Medicine participants. Credit: Carolyn Cusick.  Since 2010, California Humanities has presented Literature & Medicine, a humanities-focused professional development program for healthcare providers at Veteran’s Affairs Medical […]

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