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

HAYWARD–A Shoreline for All: How Citizens and Government Worked Together to Restore the Hayward Shoreline in the 1970s and 1980s

Hayward Public Library 888 C Street, Hayward, United States

HAYWARD-Join a series of community conversations about how Hayward histories shape our lives today. Each conversation will feature individuals who made history through sustained local action and community work. Between 1970 and 1990, a remarkable collaboration between citizens and government accomplished one of the most complex environmental restoration projects in history. This collaboration regained the […]

Free

SAN DIEGO–HOW TO HAVE AN AMERICAN BABY AT SDAFF

Edwards Mira Mesa 10733 Westview Pkwy, San Diego, United States

Official Selection, 2023 True/False Film Festival Official Selection, 2023 San Francisco International Film Festival SAN DIEGO—Join a special screening and Q&A of HOW TO HAVE AN AMERICAN BABY at the 24th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival!  Asian American Panorama| USA | Documentary | Mandarin, English | Subtitled | 2023 | 117 mins Where: Edwards Mira […]

$15

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO–Preserving Family Heritage

San Juan Capistrano Library 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA, United States

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO– To commemorate Latinx Heritage Month and Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the San Juan Capistrano Library will offer a series of bilingual cultural programs to welcome immigrants, promote empathy, and foster a more inclusive community. Highlighting the importance of preserving family history and traditions, the project will enable participants of […]

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ–Día de Muertos Community Celebration

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum 18127 South Alameda Street, Rancho Dominguez, CA, United States

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ—Join the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum and Semillitas Learning Community for this free, public event at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum honoring the Día de Muertos traditional holiday. Visit us to watch live performances from mariachi to baile folklorico, enjoy our traditional food options, and shop at all our vendors present at the event! […]

Free

LOS ANGELES–Preserving for Posterity: A DIY Archiving Workshop

The Autry Museum of the West 4700 Wester Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—Join staff from the Autry’s Libraries & Archives as they share highlights from archival materials related to Gay Rodeo and provide guidance on how to care for your personal archives. Autry staff will cover the DIY preservation of photographs, scrapbooks, letters, media, and more, along with case studies and answers to some of your […]

Free

LOS ANGELES–Performance: That Damn Horse: The Stories of Gay Rodeo

The Autry Museum of the West 4700 Wester Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—Drawn from over 60 interviews in the Gay Rodeo Oral History Project (housed in the Autry archives), That Damn Horse weaves together the many voices who represent the diversity of gay rodeo, from old timers to newcomers and across gender and sexual identities. By bringing together imagination and fact through verbatim theater, the playwrights […]

Free

BAKERSFIELD–The Fight for Civil Rights

The Autry Museum of the West 4700 Wester Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA, United States

BAKERSFIELD—The Fight for Civil Rights: Contesting Discrimination in the American West. Minority Housing Districts in Bakersfield in the 19th and 20th Centuries From China Towns to Mayflower. This program will include two lectures and will examine the history of housing in Bakersfield, California. The first Sunset Mayflower Progressive Club (SMPC): Community Organization and Self-reliance in […]

Free

SAN FRANCISCO AND ONLINE–Workshop: Access Desires + Affirmations = Desired ACCESSIBILITY

Dogpatch Hub 1278 Minnesota Street, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States

SAN FRANCISCO AND ONLINE—Affirm your access desires! Please join us for a disability centered hybrid two-hour virtual and in-person workshop of writing, drawing, chatting, collaging and sharing your accessibility needs around “access intimacies” and ecological intimacies. We will use whiteboard and collage to make risograph-printed access desire affirmation posters! We will lead a short demonstration […]

Free

LOS ANGELES–Girls’ Voices Now Premiere Screening

Mount St. Mary's University 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, CA, United States

LOS ANGELES—The 6th annual Girls' Voices Now film screening is a celebration of the 14 girls who graduated from the Women's Voices Now intensive summer training program. The screening will showcase their social-change films, highlighting critical issues such as gender roles, beauty standards, women in power, and the immigrant experience. Where: Rose Hill Auditorium, Mount Saint Mary's […]

$19
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