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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

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 […]

3 Questions With Fritz Friedman

A woman with a flowered blouse and a bald man with glasses smile for the camera in front of film posters.

Above image: Fritz Friedman, California Humanities Board Member, with actress Meryl Streep.   This month we spoke with California Humanities’ longest-serving board member Fritz Friedman, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown. He […]

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