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What is your California Story?

California. A state of almost 40 million people, with millions of stories to share. A state of writers, filmmakers, storytellers and artists. A state of innovators and thinkers. A state of open mind. For over 40 years, California Humanities has helped give voice to voices seldom heard. Through grants and …

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Meet Our New Grants Manager

NAME: Debra White TITLE: Grants Manager PREVIOUSLY: Senior Grants Manager, Marin Community Foundation GUIDING QUOTE/TAGLINE: To whom much is given, much is required. CURRENTLY READING: The Baptist Heritage by H. Leon McBeth and Birthright by David Needham FAVORITE MOMENT OF CALIFORNIA HISTORY: The Oakland parade for the 2018 NBA Champion Golden State …

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LGBTQ+ Pride Month: Stories, Exhibits and Forums

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and is celebrated with annual month-long observances of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, along with the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Our efforts to bring the voices, stories, and experiences of LGBTQ+ Californians to broader audiences, to promote understanding …

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What Will You Be Reading This Summer?

It’s no secret that staff members at California Humanities are avid readers and we want to share with you what we’re currently reading or hoping to read over the summer months. Renée Perry our Operations Coordinator is reading the following: This summer, Renée will be indulging in fantasy and science fiction …

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Congratulations to 10 new Humanities Project Grant awardees!

Congratulations to the new recipients of Humanities for All Project Grants (February deadline). The awardees will support a diverse array of public humanities programs, including exhibits, community conversations, dramatic performances, film screenings and discussions, and story-sharing and knowledge-building activities. These projects, including a series of live neighborhood-based story-sharing events in LA, …

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Executive Function with President & CEO Julie Fry

California Humanities President & CEO Julie Fry is currently featured in the winter issue of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ magazine Executive Function section.  Travel a couple thousand miles northeast of the urban corridors of Julie Fry’s office in downtown Oakland, and you will find the small Wisconsin town …

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In | Dignity Exhibition Open Now in San Bernardino 

In | Dignity Exhibition Open Now in San Bernardino    Republished from Inside CSUSB Online publication: “These two meanings [“indignity” and “in dignity”] capture precisely what the exhibition explores: experiences with oppression, discrimination, and prejudice, and simultaneously the pride and self-respect that we must have for ourselves and for others …

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Straight Outta Fresno

FRESNO– Fresno State’s Valley Public History Initiative launched the public history and archive project Straight Outta Fresno: From Popping to B-boys and B-girls which seeks to document and showcase the local history of hip hop in Fresno and the Central Valley by bringing together academics and the hip hop community. Photo …

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