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.
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?
Recent California Humanities grantees The World According to Sound, Inlandia Institute, Elkhorn Slough, SDFutures Collective, and Oakland Asian Cultural Center share strategies to engage new audiences with online humanities programs.
Many California Humanities grants require or encourage involvement of a humanities advisor. How does the involvement of a humanities advisor benefit a project? What makes for effective collaboration? Hear three pairs of project directors and humanities advisors share their experiences.
Explore how we can make public humanities programs more accessible to people of all abilities, through a conversation with the team from The Art of Disability Culture, an exhibit and public program series organized by the Palo Alto Arts Center.
Learn how recent California Humanities grantees are successfully engaging their new and returning audiences with humanities programs. Hear their takeaways from experimenting with a range of outreach and engagement strategies.
Learn how recent California Humanities grantees Youth Beat, SPACES: Oakland, Home Gardens Library, and Little Saigon Mobile Museum are successfully engaging their audiences with physically distanced humanities programs. Hear their takeaways from experimenting with a range of in-person formats beyond the virtual realm.
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.
Take a trip back through California’s voting history in this show-and-tell led by historian Susan D. Anderson and archivists from across the state. Hear seldom-told stories of struggles for voting rights and representation, from Suffrage to Civil Rights and more. Recorded February 2021.
Speakers: Angela Brinskele, Frances Kaplan, Sean Dickerson, Tamara Martin, Xaviera Flores
The Electoral College is an original American model, never duplicated outside of the country. Created after lively debate in the last days of the five-month long Constitutional Convention of 1787, it set forth that presidents would be selected — not by popular vote — but by electors in each state. What is its legacy today, in a more populous and mature America? Recorded January 2021.
Speakers: Sonja Diaz, Karthick Ramakrishnan, Mindy Romero, Dan Schnur