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

LOS ANGELES–Performance: That Damn Horse: The Stories of Gay Rodeo

The Autry Museum of the West 4700 Wester Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—Drawn from over 60 interviews in the Gay Rodeo Oral History Project (housed in the Autry archives), That Damn Horse weaves together the many voices who represent the diversity of gay rodeo, from old timers to newcomers and across gender and sexual identities. By bringing together imagination and fact through verbatim theater, the playwrights […]

Free

BAKERSFIELD–The Fight for Civil Rights

The Autry Museum of the West 4700 Wester Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA, United States

BAKERSFIELD—The Fight for Civil Rights: Contesting Discrimination in the American West. Minority Housing Districts in Bakersfield in the 19th and 20th Centuries From China Towns to Mayflower. This program will include two lectures and will examine the history of housing in Bakersfield, California. The first Sunset Mayflower Progressive Club (SMPC): Community Organization and Self-reliance in […]

Free

SAN FRANCISCO AND ONLINE–Workshop: Access Desires + Affirmations = Desired ACCESSIBILITY

Dogpatch Hub 1278 Minnesota Street, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States

SAN FRANCISCO AND ONLINE—Affirm your access desires! Please join us for a disability centered hybrid two-hour virtual and in-person workshop of writing, drawing, chatting, collaging and sharing your accessibility needs around “access intimacies” and ecological intimacies. We will use whiteboard and collage to make risograph-printed access desire affirmation posters! We will lead a short demonstration […]

Free

LOS ANGELES–Girls’ Voices Now Premiere Screening

Mount St. Mary's University 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—The 6th annual Girls' Voices Now film screening is a celebration of the 14 girls who graduated from the Women's Voices Now intensive summer training program. The screening will showcase their social-change films, highlighting critical issues such as gender roles, beauty standards, women in power, and the immigrant experience. Where: Rose Hill Auditorium, Mount Saint Mary's […]

$19

SAN FRANCISCO–We Are Home: Second Saturday Reception

Root Division 1131 Mission Stret, San Francisco, United States

SAN FRANCISCO—Visit the Second Saturday reception for We Are Home: Tenderloin Community Quilt Project. Free and open to the public with registration! Saturday, November 11, 4-6 pm: 2nd Saturday reception, Root Division (free and open to the public) The Second Saturday reception will feature a performance by Tenderloin resident based performance group Skywatchers, and will overlap […]

Free

DALY CITY–Taste of the Top of the Hill

Daly City Library John Daly Library, 134 Hillside Blvd, Daly City, CA, United States

DALY CITY– This fall, the Daly City Library launches Taste of the Top of the Hill, a community culinary gathering. Taste of the Top of the Hill will bring together Daly City’s diverse restaurants for food-tasting events that illuminate the immigrant experience – through food! The in-library food tours will consist of tabling events inside the John Daly […]

OCEANSIDE–Creando Memorias in Oceanside

Oceanside Public Library 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA, United States

OCEANSIDE–Join the Oceanside Public Library in celebrating Oaxacan culture through a series of events and workshops that will be held at the Crown Heights Community Resource Center and Civic Center Library. The Oceanside Public Library recognizes there is a large and diverse Oaxaqueño community present not only in Oceanside, but throughout the North County and […]

SAN LEANDRO–Teen Storytellers Take the Stage

San Leandro Public Library Main Branch San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA

San Leandro–Join the San Leandro Public Library to hear true stories, told live by a group of teens who have spent the last two months studying with Alma Jurado.  For more information, contact Portia Carrier at PCarryer@sanleandro.org. This project is supported by the Library Innovation Lab.

ESCONDIDO–Cultural Fair Series

Escondido Public Library 239 S Kalmia St., Escondido

SAN DIEGO– Escondido Public Library Cultural Fair Series Afghan Culture and Art: Saturday, November 18, 2:00 - 4:30 pm. Program Schedule 2:00–2:15 p.m. Live Music and song: Niam Hakimi 2:10–2:15 p.m. Afghanistan Anthem 2:15–2:30 p.m. Afghanistan introduction: geography, history, culture, and customs, and Art by Marwa Saydee 2:30–2:40 p.m. Live Music and song: Niam Hakimi 2:40–3:10 p.m. Successful Afghans in the […]

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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