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

WEBINAR—California Humanities Grantseeker Workshop

WEBINAR—California Humanities invites you to attend a free informational session about funding opportunities for humanities programming in California. Join us Friday, May 10 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 […]

Free

RIVERSIDE—FOREVER, CHINATOWN Screening

UCR Arts 3824 Main St, Riverside, CA

RIVERSIDE—Join director James Q. Chan for a free screening of FOREVER, CHINATOWN, a documentary about unknown, self-taught 81-year-old artist Frank Wong who has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth. This film takes the journey of one individual […]

Free

WATSONVILLE—Día de Abuelita

Raices y Carino 1205 Freedom Boulevard #Unit 3B, Watsonville, CA, United States

WATSONVILLE—Join us to honor our Abuelita’s, whether biological or chosen, with food, films and ceremony. We will gather to share stories of our beloved elders, build a collective altar to honor them, and watch films by local filmmakers who share stories of their Abuelos. This will be a bilingual event in Spanish and English, families […]

Free

SAN FRANCISCO—Film Screening: Sammy’s Final Arrangement

CAST 447 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA

SAN FRANCISCO—For Us, By Us: Our Beloved Communities is a multicultural film screening and discussion series highlighting documentary films made by a diverse group of local filmmakers who are telling personal stories of Bay Area community heroes. This event highlights Sammy’s Final Arrangement, a profound and introspective film by Chad Santo Tomas profiling a florist […]

Free

LOS ANGELES—Anne Frank Day Awards Ceremony and Short Film Screening

Los Angeles Central Library 524 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—Join the Los Angeles Public Library in celebrating Anne Frank Day during Jewish American Heritage Month. The event, presented by Anne Frank LA, honors the legacy of Anne Frank, whose powerful message of tolerance, strength, and hope in the face of adversity teaches us not only that discrimination and intolerance are wrong and dangerous […]

Free

SAN FRANCISCO—HOME COURT Bay Area Premiere at CAAMFest

Great Star Theater 636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, United States

SAN FRANCISCO—Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)-funded Home Court is a story of an All-American baller Ashley Chea following her pursuit of college level hoop dreams. In the three years this film follows her, we witness the highs and lows of her Cambodian immigrant family’s experiences in America. The film opens in Ashley’s sophomore year […]

$13 – $15

WEBINAR—Humanities for All Quick Grants

WEBINAR—California Humanities invites you to attend a free informational session about Humanities for All Quick Grants. Join us Wednesday, May 15 at 11 am PT on Zoom; to attend, register here. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with program officers. Humanities for All Quick Grants Starting May 1, applications will be […]

Free

RIVERSIDE—HOLLYWOOD CHINESE Screening

UCR Arts 3824 Main St, Riverside, CA

RIVERSIDE—Hollywood Chinese is a captivating revelation on a little-known chapter of cinema: the Chinese in American feature films. From the first Chinese American film produced in 1917, to Ang Lee’s triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, Hollywood Chinese brings together a fascinating portrait of actors, directors, writers, and iconic images to show how the Chinese have been imagined […]

Free

LOS ANGELES—We Are Where We Eat: How Restaurants Make A Neighborhood

The Crawford 474 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—LAist host Austin Cross (All Things Considered, AirTalk Friday) talks with guests Andrew Muñoz (Moo’s Craft Barbecue), Gilberto Cetina (Holbox), and others about how owners of independent restaurants have made their homes in communities around LA.  Food will be provided from Bridgetown Roti and Little Fish. We Are Where We Eat is a new […]

Free – $20

SANTA CRUZ—Sowing Seeds: Field Trips

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

SANTA CRUZ—Explore the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History's new exhibition Sowing Seeds: Filipino American Stories from the Pajaro Valley. In an interactive two-hour tour featuring family heirlooms, oral history interviews, and works of art, students will learn about Filipino labor and migration to the Pajaro Valley from the 1930s to the present.  Dates: […]

Free
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