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

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 […]

Free

LOS ANGELES–Exhibit: Climates of Inequality

Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Los Angeles-Visit Climates of Inequality, a week-long pop-up exhibition featuring stories of environmental justice from the US, Mexico, and Colombia. Interactive displays bring you to the frontlines of community organizing in twenty-two localities, where the majority of residents are immigrants, low-income, Native American, and people of color. Though they have contributed the least to the climate crisis, […]

Free

LOS ANGELES–Climates of Inequality Symposium

Japanese American National Museum 100 North Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Los Angeles-Join a lively conversation with environmental justice leaders from Southern California as they discuss how their communities mobilize storytelling for change and to save lives. The daylong symposium includes the following speakers, as well as a screening and discussion of the documentary, Manzanar, Diverted: When Water Becomes Dust (2021). Spanish/English interpreters will be available throughout […]

Free

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO–Preserving Family Heritage

San Juan Capistrano Library 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO– To commemorate Latinx Heritage Month and Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the San Juan Capistrano Library will offer a series of bilingual cultural programs to welcome immigrants, promote empathy, and foster a more inclusive community. Highlighting the importance of preserving family history and traditions, the project will enable participants of […]

HAYWARD–Community Panel

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. Community Panel: Country Press and Barrio Expressions: Young People Build Community and Identity in the Bay Area, 1970-1985. 1970s Hayward saw a flourishing of youth movements […]

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WINTERS–Cultura y Comunidad

San Juan Capistrano Library 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States

WINTERS– This project aims to celebrate the culture and heritage of the Latinx community of Winters and promote community health and well-being. In collaboration with community partners, the Winters Community Library will hold weekly bilingual programs for all ages and levels throughout the month of October providing opportunities for discussion, reflection, and celebration. Programs include […]

OCOTILLO—Evening With An Expert: Carly Creley-Imperial Geographies

Imperial Valley Desert Museum 11 Frontage Road, Ocotillo, CA, United States

OCOTILLO—Join an evening with artist and environmental scientist Carly Creley, where she will share her current project Imperial Geographies. The project examines the hidden inequities and environmental justice issues that disproportionately affect residents of the Imperial and Mexicali Valley regions. It highlights the work of local residents, and asks citizens across the US to take […]

$35

VENICE–Exhibit opening: Where Has All the Affordable Housing Gone?

Beyond Baroque 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA, United States

…in search of lost rent-control housing in Venice… VENICE—Visit the exhibit opening for “Where Has All The (affordable) Housing Gone?” a participatory, community-based art project that explores the loss of affordable housing in Venice. Through a series of workshops earlier in the year, diverse Venetians and other LA residents have taken photos of and written […]

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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