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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

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 […]


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 […]


RIVERSIDE–Bilingual Open Mics

Riverside Public Library 3581 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, California

RIVERSIDE– Riverside Public Library will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) with a series of Bilingual Open Mic programs at libraries throughout the city that will invite local community members (including celebrated authors) to share stories, art, and poetry about the immigrant experience. Games, craft activities, and food vendors will be available to […]

ESCONDIDO–Cultural Fair Series

Escondido Public Library 239 S Kalmia St., Escondido

SAN DIEGO– Escondido Public Library will hold the first event in The Cultural Fair Series, three afternoon programs that will explore the culture and history of recent immigrants to the city with Ukraine Culture and Art, Saturday, September 16, from 2 to 4:30 pm. The event, organized in partnership with the House of Ukraine in San […]

SAN BERNARDINO–Opening Reception: Afróntalo

The CSUSB Anthropology Museum 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA, United States

 21 Afrolatiné Californians and 4 Afro-Mexican communities in their own words  SAN BERNARDINO—Join the opening reception for the exhibit Afróntalo, at CSU San Bernardino's Anthropology Museum. One in four Latin Americans has African ancestry. And yet, there is a general deficit of knowledge regarding the presence and prevalence of blackness throughout the Americas. This is […]

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 […]

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