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ONLINE—Programming in a Pandemic: Options for Physically Distanced Programming

November 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am11:00 pm


On November 18, join California Humanities for Programming in a Pandemic: Options for Physically Distanced Programs a conversation with humanities programmers from across the state, facilitated by Dr. Oliver Rosales of Bakersfield College History Department. This event is part of our new series Tools of the Trade: A Practical Series for Humanities Programmers.

November 18, 2021 10:00-11:00 am PT

Learn how recent California Humanities grantees Youth Beat, SPACES, Home Gardens Library, and Little Saigon Mobile Museum are successfully engaging their audiences with physically distanced humanities programs. Hear their takeaways from experimenting with a range of in-person formats beyond the virtual realm. At the session, you will: -Hear short presentations by programmers across the state -Learn how your peers in libraries, museums and cultural organizations are creating safe ways for people to enjoy public programs in person -Share your own experiences and ask questions -The 90-minute session will feature presentations followed by a Q&A Presenters: Simón Adinia Hanukai is a theater maker, director, educator, and Artistic Director of Kaimera Productions, a live arts company based in NYC and Paris. He has created work throughout the U.S., Middle East, Europe and India. More information about his work can be found at Nancy Reiter is a Branch Manager 2 at Home Gardens Library in Corona, CA. Her duties include overseeing the day-to-day-operations of a small library. She loves to try new things to engage her patrons in order to keep her library relevant in her community, including a recent series of outdoor storytime programs. Nancy’s public programs have received numerous grants, including a California Humanities Library Innovation Lab grant in 2020. Jake Schoneker is Executive Director of Youth Beat Oakland. Since 2010, Jake has built YB’s education programs and curriculum, creating community partnerships and helping produce 100+ youth-led media projects and live screenings. He has led the organization as Executive Director since 2016. His documentary film work has appeared on the PBS NewsHour, the AFP, MSNBC and other outlets. Ethan van Thillo is Founder and Executive Director of the Media Arts Center San Diego and San Diego Latino Film Festival. Since 1989, he has been working in media arts field programming Latino film festivals for the University of California, Santa Cruz, Cine Acción in San Francisco, Cine Estudiantil at the University of California San Diego, and the National Latino Communications Center in Los Angeles. Ethan has produced 100s of community-based events; as well as curated countless film and education programs at festivals and/or special events in 45 libraries across California and the Southwest. Questions? Accessibility needs? Contact Program Associate Kirsten Vega at


November 18, 2021
10:00 am – 11:00 pm
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CA United States