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

MALIBU–Preserving the History of South Los Angeles

Payson Library, Pepperdine University 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, United States

MALIBU—With support from California Humanities, Pepperdine Libraries' Preserving the History of South Los Angeles initiative has recorded oral history interviews as part of the broader effort to preserve the voices […]

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PBS Premiere–HOW TO HAVE AN AMERICAN BABY

PBS Station

PBS Premiere–Tune into broadcast premiere of HOW TO HAVE AN AMERICAN BABY, directed by Leslie Tai. The film will air as part of PBS' Season 36 of POV. HOW TO […]

Free

HEALDSBURG–Healdsburg Library Posada

Sonoma County History Wine Library 139 Piper St, Healdsburg, CA 95448

HEALDSBURG–Enjoy tamales, horchata, and holiday treats, while joining us to learn about our new immigrant oral history project and how you can record your family history using the library’s Playback […]

CALEXICO—Imperial Geographies

Steppling Gallery at San Diego State University 720 Heber Ave., Calexico, CA

CALEXICO—Imperial Geographies: How Border Policy, Pollution, and Labor Create the Modern Salton Sea and Imperial Valley examines the hidden inequities and environmental justice issues that disproportionately affect residents of the […]

SACRAMENTO–Exhibit: 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 […]

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LOS ANGELES—The St. Clair Bourne Community Documentary Screening

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center 4305 Degnan Blvd., Los Angeles, United States

LOS ANGELES—The St. Clair Bourne 4th Tuesdays Community Screening series is a free community monthly documentary film and discussion series, named in honor of the founder of our organization, the […]

PASADENA—Culinary Connections: Hamburger Fry

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

PASADENA—Join LAist for an old-school Hamburger Fry! LAist associate editor of food and culture Gab Chabrán (he/him) fondly recalls attending these community-style events as a kid and now we’re inviting you […]

Free – $25

SAN FRANCISCO—Crip’d Ecologies: Unfurling Expanded Environments

Root Division 1131 Mission Stret, San Francisco, United States

SAN FRANCISCO—Crip’d Ecologies: Unfurling Expanded Environments, co-curated by moira williams and Jeremiah Barber, will be presented at Root Division in February-March 2024, with an Opening Reception on February 10, 2024. […]

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