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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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Aug

Screening & Discussion: Japanese-American Heroes of WWII

OXNARD -- Join us for a viewing of two films about the all-Japanese-American 442nd battalion followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, the Curator of History at the Japanese American National Museum, and two WWII veterans. 

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Sep

California Documentary Project Grant Workshops & Webinar

STATEWIDE -- 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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Sep

Bold Step: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Delano Grape Strike

CENTRAL VALLEY -- Celebrate Filipino-Americans’ leadership and participation in the 1965 Delano Grape Strike on its 50th anniversary weekend. Events include the launch of a digital archive of Filipino-Americans' contributions to the strike, film screenings, panel discussions, and general festivities.

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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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