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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

LOS ANGELES COUNTY–Circa: Queer Histories Festival

Across Los Angeles County , United States

Above: Still promoting the Circa program Stories of Sex Work at The Mic @ Micky’s, happening October 4, 2023. Located in the heart of West Hollywood, Micky’s Weho is one of the most iconic and oldest gay bars in Los Angeles, known not just for its live entertainment but for its community based events and […]



PBS Station

 POV Shorts Season 6 Unveils New Dimensions in Storytelling Embark on narratives that crisscross our world, touching deep emotional chords. From Denver City's oil-driven pulse and LA's tinderbox streets, to intimate odysseys of redemption, revelation, and rebirth. Immerse yourself in these four new episodes, each offering a distinctive voice.  Included in this season is SOL IN […]


HAYWARD–Community Panel

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. Community Panel: Country Press and Barrio Expressions: Young People Build Community and Identity in the Bay Area, 1970-1985. 1970s Hayward saw a flourishing of youth movements […]


OCOTILLO—Evening With An Expert: Carly Creley-Imperial Geographies

Imperial Valley Desert Museum 11 Frontage Road, Ocotillo, CA, United States

OCOTILLO—Join an evening with artist and environmental scientist Carly Creley, where she will share her current project Imperial Geographies. The project examines the hidden inequities and environmental justice issues that disproportionately affect residents of the Imperial and Mexicali Valley regions. It highlights the work of local residents, and asks citizens across the US to take […]


VENICE–Exhibit opening: Where Has All the Affordable Housing Gone?

Beyond Baroque 681 N. Venice Blvd., Venice, CA, United States

…in search of lost rent-control housing in Venice… VENICE—Visit the exhibit opening for “Where Has All The (affordable) Housing Gone?” a participatory, community-based art project that explores the loss of affordable housing in Venice. Through a series of workshops earlier in the year, diverse Venetians and other LA residents have taken photos of and written […]


SAN JÓSE–Before Silicon Valley Launch

San Jose City Hall North Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA, United States

**UPDATE 10/12/23: The venue for the Tardeada from 1-4 pm will now be held at the Roosevelt Community Center, at 901 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95116. SAN JÓSE—Come Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month With the Launch of the Before Silicon Valley Project Website! The day will start with a 10-mile bike ride visiting […]


RIVERSIDE–Bilingual Open Mics

Riverside Public Library 3581 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, California

RIVERSIDE– Riverside Public Library will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15) with a series of Bilingual Open Mic programs at libraries throughout the city that will invite local community members (including celebrated authors) to share stories, art, and poetry about the immigrant experience. Games, craft activities, and food vendors will be available to […]

SAN BERNARDINO–Black Latina performance and discussion

California State University, San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA, United States

SAN BERNARDINO—A production of Black Latina Movement, Black Latina is the story of being a Black Latina in the US. Whether born with dark skin, or African American and Hispanic, the production is the journey of one’s struggle to identify with both cultures. Panel discussion and reception with light snacks to follow. * Parking at […]


YUBA CITY–Black History of Yuba-Sutter Exhibit Open House

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

YUBA CITY—Visit the open house for the future exhibit on local Black history at the Sutter County Museum! Share your stories about local history of African Americans, offer ideas and insight, see objects planned for the future exhibit, ask questions, and learn more! Museum staff will also provide demonstrations and advice on how you can […]

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