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War Comes Home

In 2014 Cal Humanities is promoting a multi-year initiative focused on the experience of veterans returning from war. War Comes Home creates opportunities for communities across California to grapple with critical questions in the aftermath of over a dozen years of war.

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Literature & Medicine

Literature & Medicine

Healing has as much to do with the soul as the body. Through the Literature and Medicine program, we’re leveraging the power of the humanities in support of our healthcare providers and their patients at VA hospitals in California. Facilitated discussion about issues revealed by poetry, plays, personal narratives, and films uncover the realities of people’s lives as no x-ray can.

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California Documentary Project

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

At first, Wonder Woman was a powerful alternative to other WWII-era superheroes. By the 60s, she had morphed into an eyelash-batting shopaholic. How was Wonder Woman born and then reborn into a strong, independent, iconic heroine?

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Community Stories

From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights

Experience a taste of the documentary From the Quarters to Lincoln Heights, which delves into the story of how thousands of African Americans came to work in Northern California's lumber mills nearly a hundred years ago and explores the multi-racial rural towns they called home.

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Give a Gift. Open a Mind.

See how our work with libraries, veterans' hospitals, media makers, and others reached over a million people in communities throughout California this year. We can't do it alone. Your gift allows us to continue on our journey to create a State of Open Mind. Give a gift today and open a mind.

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Events & Announcements

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Apr

Performance: Echo TheaterSuitcase Project

DAVIS -- This iteration of the contemporary performance model, EchoTheaterSuitcase project, brings together veterans of war and military service & non-veteran students and graduates of UC Davis to create a performance presented in Point of Departure, MFA Theater & Dance Thesis Performances.

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Apr

Public Discussion: No Easy Way Community Conversation Series

RIVERSIDE -- Join Inlandia on Thursday April 30, 2015, 6 pm - 8 pm for the 4th No Easy Way Community Conversation on the topic of “Issues of Integration and Resegregation in Education” and moderated by Dr. V.P. Franklin and panelists Professors Paul Green and Rita Kohli of University of California, Riverside, with others TBA.

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Apr

Exhibit: Good Times in a Port City, Part 3 of Stories from the Clarke

EUREKA -- See the Clarke Historical Museum Exhibit "Good Times in a Port City", featuring historical items from Eureka's music and dance bands as well as items representing the maritime heritage of the local shipbuilding industry.

Open January 28th - April 30th, 2015. Visit today!

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2015 California Documentary Project Awards Announced!

Posted on March 20, 2015

Cal Humanities is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant awards.


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Special Grant Opportunity - Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

Posted on February 25, 2015

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA), is currently accepting applications. Find out how to apply. 


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World Premiere: The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

Posted on February 25, 2015

California Documentary Project-supported film The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor premieres at San Francisco’s CAAMFest on March 15.


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