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—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

SAN FRANCISCO—Potrero Hill Community Celebration

Potrero Stage 1695 18th Street, San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO—PlayGround presents A Potrero Hill Community Celebration, featuring the unveiling of a new mural by Indigenous artist Natalie Contreras developed in partnership with the Association of Ramaytush Ohlone (ARO), and presentation of the 16th annual Young Playwrights Project, featuring stage readings of Bay Area High School students Hiu Chu’s Take Charge (Galileo High School), […]

Free

SAN PEDRO—Telling the Stories of Our Elders’ Service

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro

SAN PEDRO—All are invited to listen and learn at this series of free, public, spoken word presentations on the deck of the Battleship Iowa during Fleet Week at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. Students will have interviewed current and former California Servicemembers in “Making History Come Alive” meet-up events – some onsite at […]

Free

LOS ANGELES—”hearing/seeing/knowing” at 11th Annual Art Therapy Research Symposium

Loyola Marymount University 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, United States

LOS ANGELES—Join Joyce Yip Green and Helen H. Kim of the California Humanities-supported (re)Location project, along with other Loyola Marymount University faculty, alumni, and community partners, as they discuss various grant-funded projects that integrate art-based research and ethnography into the important work of community empowerment. Where: 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045 | Roski, […]

Free

SAN DIEGO—Reading and Panel Discussion: Making Space, Taking Space

Point Loma Public Library 3701 Voltaire Street, San Diego, CA, United States

SAN DIEGO—Culturally and historically, AAPI writers have been silenced, whether from collectivism to governmental exclusion and incarceration. No more. Making Space, Taking Space is a public reading of work from San Diego Writers, Ink’s AAPI Writing Workshop, facilitated by playwright Thelma Virata de Castro. The reading, featuring multiple genres and perspectives, will take place at […]

Free

SAN FRANCISCO—HOME IS A HOTEL Screening

Koret Auditorium, SF Public Library 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA, United States

SAN FRANCISCO—Don't miss a powerful community screening of HOME IS A HOTEL (2023), a feature-length documentary that examines inequality in San Francisco through the lens of five SRO residents as they fight to stay housed, followed by a discussion with featured community members and filmmakers. A loving newly-single mother in Chinatown, a blind Latina librettist fighting […]

Free

SANTA CRUZ—Night at the Museum

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

Caption: Aladina Cawaling Standing Around Flowers, c. 1960s, Photograph, 3.5" x 3.5", Collection of Cawaling Family, https://wiith.ucsc.edu/items/show/739?collection=15 SANTA CRUZ—Watsonville is in the Heart will collaborate with The Humanities Institute of the University of California, Santa Cruz to mount Night at the Museum. The event welcomes members of the public to experience the ongoing exhibitions and […]

Free

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
The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.