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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

YUBA CITY—Stories of Our Community with Randy Deas

Sutter County Museum 1333 Butte House Road, Yuba City, CA, United States

YUBA CITY—Join the Sutter County Museum for a special presentation to learn more about local Black history in Yuba-Sutter. Randy Deas, Funeral Director and retired Air Force Veteran, has worked at Ullrey Memorial Chapel for 50 years. He will share stories and information about Mr. George’s barbershop in Marysville and Black community activities. Doors open […]

Free

MERCED—No-No Boy Workshop

The MAC Black Box Theater 645 W. Main Street, Merced, CA

MERCED—Come join a methodology/general approaches workshop with Dr. Julian Saporiti of No-No Boy, an ethnomusicologist who, across multiple albums, has shared the untold histories of the many and varied "Asian-American" experiences on stages such as the Lincoln Center, NPR's World Cafe, Weekend Edition, and schools and campuses across the USA.Called a "Master Storyteller" by All […]

Free

MERCED—No-No Boy in Concert

The MAC Black Box Theater 645 W. Main Street, Merced, CA

MERCED—Coming on the heels of his 2023 album release Empire Electric, No-No Boy, the media project of Ethnomusicologist and Smithsonian Folkways recording artist Julian Saporiti and co-producer Emilia Halvorsen Saporiti, is coming to Merced for an evening performance. Called a “Master Storyteller” by All Music, Saporiti’s songwriting examines narratives of imperialism, identity, and spirituality. It […]

Free

OXNARD—Red Dress Day Community Event

Oxnard Performing Arts Center 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA, United States

OXNARD—Hosted by Daughters of Mother Earth, Melissa Ann Skeet (Diné ) will be sharing her story as a keynote speaker at a community event raising awareness, education, and support of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). The event includes a free lunch, culture bearers, and a panel discussion. Fundraiser raffle tickets, MMIP t-shirts, plants, and […]

Free

UKIAH—The 22nd Annual ukiaHaiku Festival

City of Ukiah Civic Center 300 Seminary Ave, Ukiah, CA 95482

UKIAH—The Ukiah Poet Laureate Committee is thrilled to announce the 22nd Annual ukiaHaiku Festival, a celebration and contest devoted to the haiku form of poetry. Prizes will be awarded for the 10 categories, K-12th grades and adult, including the International Jane Reichhold Award. Winners are invited to attend the ukiaHaiku Festival to read their haiku. In […]

Free

OAKLAND—FOR OUR CHILDREN Film Screening

Grand Lake Theatre 3200 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA, United States

OAKLAND—Join a special screening of FOR OUR CHILDREN (formerly Black Mothers Love & Resist), followed by a Q&A with the filmmaking team and our protagonist Wanda Johnson, the mother of Oscar Grant. The film follows a group of mothers behind the Black Lives Matter, rooted in Oakland, and highlights the legacy of community organizing here in the Bay […]

$9.50 – $13

SANTA CRUZ—The Educators Mixer

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Caption: Sandra Lucille, Dear Watsonville, 2023, Video, Collection of Sandra Lucille SANTA CRUZ—To kick off Asian American and Pacific Islander History Month, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) and Watsonville is in the Heart (WIITH) will co-host an Educators Mixer on Friday, May 3, 2024. The event provides educators with a chance […]

Free

SAN JOSE—FIRST FRIDAY: HIP HOP(E), JAZZ & STORYTELLING—PART 3 (BLUE) | DR. JERRY HIURA AWARD RECEPTION

San Jose Museum of Art San Jose, United States

SAN JOSE—Join the San Jose Museum of Art for the finale of their three-part residency with Francis Experience Quintet. Blending rap, poetry and storytelling, this unique performance series is broken into distinct hues and themes to use various artistic mediums and storytelling as a vehicle to engage and bring together disparate audiences with one shared […]

Free

WATSONVILLE—Cinco De Lowrider Film Program

Pajaro Valley Arts 37 Sudden Street, Watsonville, CA, United States

Watsonville—The Watsonville Film Festival (WFF) is reclaiming the Cinco de Mayo holiday with five days of films and festivities honoring Mexican and Chicano heritage and pride. The celebration is part of a prestigious California Humanities grant awarded to WFF to create the More than Cars: Celebrating Lowrider Culture and a series of cultural events in […]

Free

SAN BERNARDINO–Celebrate Pio Pico’s Birthday with Afróntalo

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

SAN BERNARDINO—Join the CSUSB Anthropology Museum for conchas and cake to celebrate the May 5 birthday of Alta California's last governor, Pio Pico! Part of the ongoing exhibit Afróntalo. When: Monday, May 6 | 11 am-1 pm Where: CSUSB Anthropology Museum, San Bernardino, SB-306  Tickets: This event is FREE to the public ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Why is […]

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