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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

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 […]


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

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 […]


LOS ANGELES–Art Workshop for Never Forget Exhibition

Robinson SPACE 4308 Burns Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—Join an interactive art-making workshop centering and building on the UCLA Asian American Studies Center's digital exhibition Never Forget: Filipinx Americans and the Philippines Anti- Martial Law Movement. Artist Mae Decena will lead an art-making process and, with scholars and activists, provide the historical and social contexts of the transnational anti-martial movement and shed […]


FRESNO–Youth Voices screening

Maya Cinemas 3090 East Campus Pointe Drive, Fresno, California

Celebrating the Power of Youth Voices in Cinema FRESNO–Mark your calendars for this upcoming showcase with young mediamakers supported by our CDP NextGen grant program! Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) has announced the 4th annual screening of Youth Voices documentaries, with this year’s cohort composed of local junior high and high school students. Each were […]

Event Series 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 […]

WEBINAR—California Humanities Grantseeker Workshop

CA, United States

WEBINAR—California Humanities invites you to attend a free informational session about funding opportunities for humanities programming in California. Join us Monday, September 11 at 11 am PT on Zoom; to attend, register here. Program staff will give an overview of our current grant programs: Humanities For All Grants (Quick Grants and Project Grants),  California Documentary Project Grants, Civics […]


SAN BERNARDINO–Afro-Latinx Carnival

Cal State San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO—Join the CSUSB Afróntalo exhibition for a celebration of Afro-LatinX culture and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through engaging cultural experiences, community connection, and new exhibitions. This free event will have two captivating stages, including a special performance by renowned headliner, Las Cafeteras. Where: California State University, San Bernardino | Coyote Walk | 5500 University Parkway, San […]