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

SONOMA—Making Change and Ruffling Feathers Opening Reception

Sonoma Community Center 276 East Napa Street, Sonoma, United States

SONOMA—Join the opening reception for Making Change and Ruffling Feathers-The extraordinary task of ordinary women at the Sonoma Community Center! 6 pm: Reception Gallery 212Making Change and Ruffling Feathers Opening Reception Sonoma Woman’s Club History Panels created for the Sonoma Valley Historical Society, by Tom Whitworth. The panels tell the story of Making Change and Ruffling […]

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LOS ANGELES—”Comfort Women” Then and Now: Opening Reception

Museum of Social Justice 115 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—Join the Museum of Social Justice for the opening of "Comfort Women" Then and Now. Tens of thousands of women and girls were forced into sexual slavery by the imperial Japanese army between 1932 and 1945. Forced to work in "comfort stations" for twelve hours a day, the women lived under deplorable conditions, moving […]

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SAN DIEGO–Exhibit Opening and Panel: Octavia E. Butler: Seeding Futures

New Children's Museum 200 W. Island Avenue, San Diego, California, United States

SAN DIEGO—The New Children’s Museum's upcoming exhibition, Octavia E. Butler: Seeding Futures, opens to the public on Saturday, March 9! This exhibit will honor the life and legacy of award-winning science fiction writer, Octavia Estelle Butler, while offering Museum visitors the first of its kind long-term youth focused exhibit on her inspirations and early life. Make your […]

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SACRAMENTO–Program: Take Me to the Water: Black Histories of the Pacific

Sacramento Central Library 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA, United States

Caption: Black seamen onboard ship . Miriam Matthews Photograph Collection, African American Museum and Library at Oakland. SACRAMENTO—Visit the Central Library in Sacramento from January 23 to March 16 for Take Me to the Water, a multimedia exhibit curated by Dr. Caroline Collins that captures the historic panorama of the Black experience with the Pacific […]

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MENDOCINO—Nathaniel Smith and the History of African Americans in California

Kelley House Museum 45007 Albion Street, Mendocino, United States

Caption: Nathaniel Smith, circa 1880-1900. Photograph courtesy of Open UCLA Collections MENDOCINO—Join the Kelley House Museum and two special guest speakers for an in-depth discussion of the life of Nathaniel Smith, the first African American to settle on the Mendocino Coast in the 1850s. Susan Anderson, History Curator at the California African American Museum will […]

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LOS ANGELES–Exhibit: Welcome to the Covid Hotel

Los Angeles Poverty Department 250 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Caption: Photos courtesy of Dr. Sudarsky. LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) is pleased to announce the opening of its new Skid Row History Museum & Archive exhibition, Welcome to the Covid Hotel. Welcome to the Covid Hotel reveals the exceptional innovations and successes of a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who ran LA County […]

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LOS ANGELES AND VIRTUAL–Can a Football Stadium Be a Black History Museum?

SoFi Stadium 1001 S. Stadium Drive, Inglewood, California

Presented in partnership with The Kinsey African American Art & History Collection at SoFi Stadium Hollywood Park LOS ANGELES AND VIRTUAL—In February 2022, SoFi Stadium marked two milestones. The first was hosting the Los Angeles Rams’ home field victory in Super Bowl LVI. The second was opening an exhibition of the Kinsey African American Art […]

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