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

Janice Mirikitani, Poet & Activist

Humanities is creating light, it’s walking with each other through darkness.”

Mirkitani is an American Sansei poet and activist. Together with her husband, Reverend Cecil Williams, Mirkitani founded Glide Memorial Church, a San Francisco-based Church and Foundation providing refuge and services to people of all backgrounds.