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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

Voters on the Move

Learn about the work of California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission in this discussion of our state’s evolving electoral map.

Equity at the Polls: Voter Access in California Elections

Since 1960, California has greatly improved its voter registration process. Ballots are now mail-in, multilingual, and registration is available up to election day. Why then do California elections not fully reflect the diversity of the state? What tactics can increase – and sustain – voter engagement?

The 70.8%: What Explains California’s Voter Turnout?  

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

In 2020, California had its highest voter turnout since 1952; but why? What factors into high and low voter turnout? How have watershed moments in California history affected turnout? We’ll explore what voting’s past means for California’s future.

California Youth & The Ballot  

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

What are young people doing now to address the issues they care about? What future do they want to build when they come of voting age?

Tools of the Trade: Increasing Your Visibility

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Explore ways to raise the visibility and impact of public humanities programs, through a conversation California Humanities grantees. Hear stories from project directors who have recently garnered new relationships with the media and elected officials.

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