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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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Sep

Film Screening: The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor

LONG BEACH -- Join us for a screening of the CDP-funded documentary THE KILLING FIELDS OF DR. HAING S. NGOR at the Cambodia Town Film Festival! Followed by Q&A with Director, Producers, and relatives of Dr. Haing S. Ngor. 

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Sep

California Humanities Statewide Listening Tour

STATEWIDE -- California Humanities is going on the road to various parts of the state for a Listening Tour to hear your thoughts on how we can best serve you. We encourage all to join who are interested in the humanities, connected with California Humanities, or have a story to share about our common connections as Californians.

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Sep

Film Screening/Discussion + Art Exhibit: Homie UP Stories of Love and Redemption

SAN DIEGO -- Experience a film screening and discussion of Community Stories-funded project HOMIE UP STORIES OF LOVE AND REDEMPTION, which documents the experiences of incarcerated participants of the Universidad Popular educational program, and those of their families.

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Latest News

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California Humanities’ Northern California Office Moves to Old Oakland

Posted on August 26, 2015

California Humanities has just moved its Northern California offices from downtown San Francisco to Old Oakland.


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2015 California Documentary Project Informational Grant Workshops and Webinar

Posted on August 25, 2015

Planning to apply for a California Documentary Project grant? Register to attend a free informational grant workshop or online webinar and have all your questions answered.


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Listening Tour

Posted on August 24, 2015

California Humanities is going on the road to various parts of the state for a Listening Tour to hear your thoughts on how we can best serve you. We encourage all to join who are interested in the humanities, connected with us, or have a story to share about our common connections as Californians.


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