"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
OAKLAND– California Humanities is celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of Swan’s Market alongside the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation. On Saturday, July 22nd California Humanities will host a writing workshop at our office in Oakland on the second floor of Swan’s Market, above the food court. For 100 years, Swan’s Market has been a place gathering and communityfor locals and small businesses. Join us for an afternoon of conversation and reflection about community and what helps our neighborhoods thrive in a time of constant change. Saturday, July 22, 2017 3:00 – 5:00 PM Oakland Public Square Writing Workshop: Where I Come From Have you ever wanted to record a meaningful memory on paper? Here’s your chance to learn how to craft your own flash memoir! Bay Area-based writer, editor, and experienced writing coach, Frances Lefkowitz, will lead a 2 hour workshop in our office. Lefkowitz is known for her ingenuity and enthusiasm in bringing out the best of both beginning and advanced writers. She is the author of To Have Not, a memoir of growing up poor, white, and female in 1970s San Francisco. She is also the founder and director of the Community Memoir Project, which brings memoir-writing workshops to public libraries. All levels of writers are welcome. Writing materials will be provided. Ages 14+ recommended. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Please register HERE.