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Join California Humanities for “On Immigration and Journalism: A Conversation with Sonia Nazario” in Bakersfield and San Jose

California Humanities’ CA 2020: Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative Showcases Pulitzer Prize-winner Sonia Nazario California Humanities presents ON IMMIGRATION AND JOURNALISM: A CONVERSATION WITH SONIA NAZARIO in Bakersfield on October 9 and in San Jose on October 16. These two free public forums are presented in partnership with Bakersfield …

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Library Innovation Lab 2018 Projects Launch

Henry Leonel Sales Hernandez, Library Aide at Oakland Public. Library. Photo Credit: Alfredo Sales Hernandez

Libraries participating in the 2018 Library Innovation Lab: Exploring New Ways of Engaging Immigrant Communities through Public Humanities Programming cohort will begin offering public programs in September. First out the gate is Oceanside Public Library, with an appearance and book signing with Enrique Morones, co-author of The Power of One: The …

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Congratulations to 15 New Public Humanities Quick Grant Awardees!

Congratulations to the new recipients of Humanities for All Quick Grants. Each of these projects offer meaningful insights into the diverse ways Californians share, offer reflection, and celebrate the humanities in their daily lives. The projects range from a youth-generated journalism and photography project that captures portraits and stories of …

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2018 California Documentary Project Grant Guidelines Now Available!

California Documentary Project grants for film, audio and digital media are now available. Application webinar and workshops start in September. See below for dates and locations.  Deadline: November 1, 2018 California? It’s complicated—almost 40 million people and 40 million stories. California Humanities invites proposals for the California Documentary Project (CDP) …

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Art of Storytelling: Words Uncaged Closing Reception

The California Humanities Art of Storytelling exhibit WordsUncaged: Voices from Inside Lancaster Prison closing reception is on September 27, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in our Oakland office. Words Uncaged, a project funded by California Humanities, is a creative platform created by the men of A-Yard California State Prison, Lancaster and California …

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Summer 2018 Library Innovation Lab Meets

2018 Library Innovation Lab, California Humanities

Our twelve Library Innovation Lab (LIL) 2018 cohort members reconvened in Oakland July 19 and 20 to share what they have learned through two months of intensive research into their communities’ needs and aspirations. Presentations of each library’s tentative plan (including goals, activities, outreach, and assessment strategies) generated lively discussion. …

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