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"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

SAN FRANCISCO—Quiet Lightning: Better Ancestors

Museum of the African Diaspora 685 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

OAKLAND—Quiet Lightning’s quarterly showcase of writers of color features intimate readings/performance by Mimi Tempestt, James-Amutabi Connie Haines, Dr. Jeanne Powell, Terry Taplin and special host for the evening, Charles Orgbon III, followed by a community Q&A. Tickets include museum admission and (while supplies last) a copy of Quiet Lightning’s latest book, which features writing from […]

SAN FRANCISCO–Film panel discussion: SALLY

San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

SAN FRANCISCO– View sneak preview of excerpts of SALLY, a documentary-in-progress about the life and work of Sally Gearhart, lesbian feminist activist, scholar and fantasy author. With a panel discussion featuring SALLY director Deborah Craig, Jewelle Gomez, Ruth Mahaney and Cherrie Moraga. Event description: Panel: Sally: A Documentary Film in Progress | San Francisco Public Library (sfpl.org) […]

Free

FORT BRAGG–Magic Lantern Workshop

Larry Spring Museum 225 E Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg

Magic Lantern Workshop at the Larry Spring Museum Saturday, July 15, 2023 Sunday, July 16, 2023 Address: 225 E Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg 95437 Cost: $25 (no one turned away due to lack of funds) **Email: director@larryspringmuseum to register** Join artist in residence, Melissa Ferrari for a two-day experimental nonfiction animation workshop. Here we will playfully […]

$25

CALAVERAS COUNTY–Poetry and Journaling Day at Calaveras County State Park

Calaveras Big Trees State Park 1170 CA-4, Arnold, CA, United States

Workshops and Poetry readings Poetry and Journaling Day at Calaveras County State Park Saturday, July 15, 2023 | 9 am - 6 pm PT  Address: 1170 CA-4, Arnold, CA 95223 Visit Calaveras Big Trees State Park at Jack Knight Hall for a day of poetry and journaling on Saturday, July 15, from 9 am - 6 […]

Free – $45

SACRAMENTO–Partner Screening: UNITED SKATES

Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA, United States

SACRAMENTO–Back by popular demand, the Crocker Museum is proud to partner once again with California Humanities to present three films that tell compelling stories rooted in the Golden State. Expanding on subjects like collective action, identity, immigration, and art as activism that are present in the exhibitions Estampas de La Raza: Contemporary Prints from the […]

$8 – $16

FORT BRAGG–Magic Lantern Screening

Larry Spring Museum 225 E Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg

Magic Lantern Screening at the Larry Spring Museum  Salon de Physique & Relict: A Phantasmagoria  Saturday, July 22, 2023 | 8 pm PT  Cost: $10 (no one turned away due to lack of funds) Address: 225 E Redwood Avenue, Fort Bragg 95437 Supported by a 2023 California Humanities For All Project Grant, The Larry Spring […]

$10

OAKLAND–The Audacity to Believe Opening Reception

African American Museum and Library 659 14th Street, Oakland, United States

OAKLAND- The Marcus Foster Education Institute invites you to celebrate the opening reception for “The Audacity to Believe”, a tribute to the life, legacy and impact of an Oakland giant: Dr. Marcus A. Foster, the urban education activist and superhero who gave his life for the children of Oakland. This free event will include live […]

Free
Event Series RADIO BROADCAST—Valley Tales

RADIO BROADCAST—Valley Tales

RADIO BROADCAST—Tune into KDUP, 88.1 FM, Surprise Valley community radio, every Sunday between 4 and 5 pm through December 17, 2023, to hear Valley Tales, a series of interviews with diverse members of the Surprise Valley community including ranchers, farmers, members of the Northern Paiute Kidutokado band, artists, writers, musicians, and others. These interviews will […]

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