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Experience the Humanities

A sample of California Humanities hosted and co-sponsored lecture series, panel discussions, and interviews with authors, thinkers and educators. Also included here are documentary film trailers from California Humanities-supported projects and California Humanities grantees’ events.

Interview with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Full Interview with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of California Reads selected book Farewell to Manzanar (with husband James D. Houston), talks about how the very personal story of her family’s life in an internment camp became a cautionary tale about civil rights violations read by hundreds of thousands of students in the United …

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Full Interview with Rebecca Solnit

Interview with Rebecca Solnit - California Reads

*Note: this is the full-length interview. You can also find a shorter version of this interview here on our site. In the aftermath of disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, or the Loma Prieta Earthquake, author Rebecca Solnit collected hundreds of interviews and spent time in various disaster zones. What …

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