Cal Humanities

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"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

Los Angeles—The Muslim Musical Mosaic Project

Cat's Crawl Theater 660 North Heliotrope Drive,, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Los Angeles—Muslims for Progressive Values will be putting on a “live” event, a hybrid of a panel discussion and performances anchored in an American musical history, the music the enslaved Muslims brought to America, gnawa, which then led to blues, country and jazz. Musical performances will illustrate that music,  but, with a twist! Where: Cats […]

Free

APPLY—The Muses & Melanin Fellowship for California Black Women Creative Writers

Virtual

FELLOWSHIP DEADLINE—The Muses & Melanin Fellowship for California Black Women Creative Writers is a supportive, virtual, fully funded eight-month cohort-based professional development program for 30 talented California African American, Afro Latina, and multiracial women creative writers of the African diaspora who aspire to become professional authors. The fellowship is designed for women who do not […]

Free

LANCASTER – Recorridos de MOAH en Espanol (Spanish Tour)

Lancaster Museum of History & Art 665 W. Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, United States

LANCASTER—Acompáñenos el 11 de julio a las 5 PM para una visita guiada en español de las exposiciones actuales en MOAH: Imprints y This Valley is Sacred: The Ancestors Are Speaking. Explore el uso del suelo y los recursos naturales en California a través de las obras de seis artistas en sus exhibiciones individuales y descubra las duras […]

Free

RIVERSIDE—How Does the Inland Empire Strike Back Against Hate?

UCR Arts 3824 Main St, Riverside, CA

Graphic courtesy of Zócalo Public Square RIVERSIDE—In the 1920s, Southern California’s Inland Empire was a bucolic place, dotted with small towns set amid orange groves. It was also a growing outpost for the Ku Klux Klan, whose members subjected the region’s minority residents to exclusion, harassment, and violence in following decades. Today, antisemitic, anti-Muslim, anti-Black, […]

Free

YUBA CITY—Black History of Yuba-Sutter Exhibit Panel

Sutter County Museum 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City, CA, United States

YUBA CITY—Join Sutter County Museum for a panel discussion with some of the local residents who worked on the upcoming Black History of Yuba-Sutter exhibit, which will be opening at the Sutter County Museum later this year. Learn about the research process, facts learned through researching local Black history in the area, and the next […]

Free

LOS ANGELES—We Are Where We Eat: The Cost of the Climate Emergency

The Crawford 474 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—The climate emergency affects restaurants in many aspects of their operations, from rising food costs to fewer customers showing up to eat. As extreme weather becomes ever more frequent, how are restaurants in L.A. coping? From changing their menus to collaborating even more closely with their farmer suppliers, LAist science reporter Jacob Margolis (he/him) […]

Free – $20

SANTA CRUZ—Sowing Seeds: Field Trips

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

SANTA CRUZ—Explore the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's new exhibition Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories from the Pajaro Valley. In an interactive two-hour tour featuring family heirlooms, oral history interviews, and works of art, students will learn about Filipino labor and migration to the Pajaro Valley from the 1930s to the present.  Dates: […]

Free

FORT BRAGG—Tree Rings, Timelines, & Narratives of Belonging

Larry Spring Museum 225 E Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG—Join the Larry Spring Museum on July 20 as former Fort Bragg resident and current UC Davis professor of English and American Studies Jeff Solomon draws upon the historical record and recent cultural and ecological scholarship to illuminate the history behind the memorial and the people it celebrates. They'll take a close look at […]

Free

LOS ANGELES—Voices of Experience

Goethe-Institut LA Project Space South Westlake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—Join Voices of Experience at Goethe-Institut LA from June 20 - July 19, 2024! Developed and curated by Los Angeles-based artist Anne Kim, Voices of Experience is an intergenerational and multilingual interdisciplinary project that aims to amplify the rich narratives of community elders residing near the Goethe-Institut in MacArthur Park. Voices of Experience includes […]

Free
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