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We Are the Humanities

We Are the Humanities

To celebrate our 40th year anniversary of grant making, programming, and partnerships that connect Californians to each other, we invited a group of 40 prominent Californians to explore what the humanities mean to them.

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The Art of Storytelling

California Humanities is celebrating its first year in historic Swan's Market in Oakland by launching The Art of Storytelling Exhibit Series

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On The Road

We are excited to announce our On the Road with California Humanities series featuring Pulitzer Prize-winners and other notable thinkers and anchored by California Humanities-funded projects. Come visit our landing page for On the Road panel videos and resource guides.

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Celebrating 40 Years of California Humanities

California Humanities is celebrating 40 years of connecting the people of California through ongoing public humanities programming.

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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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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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Mar

DISCUSSION: On the Line with Rosie: Our Long Beach Stories

LONG BEACH -- Long time Long Beach feminist activist, and former Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske presents an evening of stories about women workers and their role in World War II.

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Apr

PANEL: Against All Odds, Native Californian Stories

Join Jalquin/Saclan Ohlone/Bay Miwok elder Ruth Orta and three other generations of her family as they share details of their tribal, family, and ancestral history.

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Apr

BOOK EXHIBIT: Showcasing books about immigration, poverty and community

LA HABRA-- The La Habra Library will display books and articles talking about immigration, poverty and the inner city, and how the inability to assimilate populations into the larger community harms both the individual immigrant and the society at large.

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Arts support key to vital democracy

Posted on February 22, 2017

California Humanities President & CEO, Julie Fry takes the time to remind us of the importance of federal funding for the arts and humanities in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed piece. 


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New interview with “Ovarian Psycos” filmmakers Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle

Posted on February 22, 2017

California Documentary Project grantees Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle on their new film Ovarian Psycos, premiering nationally March 27 on the PBS series Independent Lens.


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APPLICATIONS FOR QUICK GRANTS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Posted on February 17, 2017

Attention, grantseekers! The application window for the second round of Humanities for All (HFA) Quick Grants is closing on March 1st!


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