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The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation, a new book by California Humanities partner, Miriam Pawel

Miriam Pawel

Miriam Pawel, a former grantee and current partner of California Humanities, was recently featured in the New York Times with an opinion piece about her new book, The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty That Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation. Her book outlines the history of the Brown family and the deep …

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California Humanities remembers Jonathan Gold

“I love going out to eat in the way a theater critic loves theater. I love going to farmers markets. I love sticking my hands in pots,” he said in an interview this year. “And it turns out food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.” – Jonathan …

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Words Uncaged Exhibition and Colloquium at Cal State LA

LOS ANGELES– Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery presents Words Uncaged Project Exhibition Born X Raised Christian Branscombe and Kenneth Webb, Los Angeles County Prison, Lancaster Estevan Oriol, Valerie J. Bower & Juvenile Detention Student Photographers Orange County Youth Detention Postcards from the prison, Los Angeles County Prison, Lancaster Sister …

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Grantee Event– Wonderland Radio Hour in Monte Rio

WONDERLAND RADIO HOUR Prairie Home Companion meets Amateur Radio Hour in a series of live radio shows to be recorded at the historic Rio Theater in beautiful downtown Monte Rio. This series of community-produced, community-inspired recorded programs will then be broadcast on KRCB Radio.   Each hour will showcase local musicians, …

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Grantee Highlight: Welga Filipino American Stories Archive of the Great Grape Strike of 1965

The Welga Project Digital Archive and Repository (a California Humanities-supported project) focuses on preserving and presenting primary sources regarding the Filipino American  activism, labor, and immigration history. The majority of the collection focuses on Filipino involvement in the Delano Grape Strikes and United Farm Worker history.  Explore the archive here: http://welgadigitalarchive.omeka.net/ …

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Hermanas Hermosas: Celebrating Stories of Farmworker Women

OXNARD– Join us for an evening celebrating the storytellers who participated in recent workshops funded by a California Humanities Community Stories grant and Beacon Reader, and in launching our new web page dedicated to farmworker women. This free public event features stories in English and in Spanish, as well as …

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