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Making Connections: Career Waitresses of San Francisco

“I really wanted it to reach the masses,” Project Director Candacy Taylor says of her 2004-2005 exhibit-based project, Making Connections: Career Waitresses of San Francisco. With support provided by a California Story Fund grant, one of the new funding mechanisms offered as part of the council’s California Stories initiative, Taylor,..Read More

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California Reads The Grapes of Wrath

“This is the beginning—from ‘I’ to ‘we’” is how Steinbeck describes the Joad’s family journey along Route 66 to California as that “western land nervous under the beginning change” in The Grapes of Wrath. In keeping with this spirit of collective awareness, the council launched its first project under the..Read More

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Re-Envisioning the Los Angeles River

We are the Humanities - 1999 : LA River Re-Envisioned

Re-Envisioning the Los Angeles River was an ambitious, multifaceted, year-long project organized by Occidental College’s Urban and Environmental Policy Institute in partnership with the community-based environmental organization, Friends of the Los Angeles River (FOLAR) during 1999-2000. Often framed as a hostile environment, an urban wasteland that posed a threat—environmental and..Read More

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