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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

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

SANTA CRUZ–Exhibit: Contemporary Indigenous Voices of California’s South Coast Range

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

SANTA CRUZ—Contemporary Indigenous Voices of California’s South Coast Range: Enduring Relationships with the Land is a project featuring a traveling exhibit of photography and short film interviews, presented as in-person events with presentations, demonstrations, and discussions. It explores tribes' land-based culture, cultural restoration, the perspectives of elders and youth, and barriers to cultural expression in […]

Free

SACRAMENTO–Partner Screening: OVARIAN PSYCHOS

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

SAN FRANCISCO–HOME IS A HOTEL theatrical premiere

Roxie Theater San Francisco 3117 16th Street, San Francisco

Winner of Documentary Feature Award & Audience Award at the 2023 SFFILM Festival! SAN FRANCISCO–You are invited to theatrical premiere of HOME IS A HOTEL on Thursday, August 17, at 6:30 pm PT, at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. From within the walls of their 80 sqft SRO hotel rooms, a diverse group of […]

$5 – $14

SANTA CRUZ–Exhibit Opening Reception: Contemporary Indigenous Voices of California’s South Coast Range

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

SANTA CRUZ—Contemporary Indigenous Voices of California’s South Coast Range: Enduring Relationships with the Land is a project featuring a traveling exhibit of photography and short film interviews, presented as in-person events with presentations, demonstrations, and discussions. It explores tribes' land-based culture, cultural restoration, the perspectives of elders and youth, and barriers to cultural expression in […]

Free

SAN JOSE–Closing reception and artist panel: Queer Threads

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles 520 South 1st Street, San Jose, California, United States

SAN JOSE- To commemorate the closing of Queer Threads, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles invites you to a reception and artists talk on Saturday, August 19. Featured artists Craig Calderwood, dani lopez, and Richard-Jonathan Nelson will discuss their work and join guest moderator Elena Gross (Co-Director, Berkeley Art Center) for a conversation […]

$5 – $10

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 […]

HAYWARD–Hidden Garden: A Japanese American Family’s Offer of Friendship Honors Culture and Beauty in 20th-Century Hayward

Hayward Public Library 888 C Street, Hayward, United States

HAYWARD-Join a series of community conversations about how Hayward histories shape our lives today. Each conversation will feature individuals who made history through sustained local action and community work. The Shibata family garden and tea house in Hayward were designed by Zenjuro and Koyuri Shibata. Koyuri, who descended from a long line of Buddhist ministers […]

Free
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