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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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May

Public Discussion: No Easy Way Community Conversation Series

RIVERSIDE -- Join Inlandia Institute on May 30 for the fifth No Easy Way Community Conversation on the topic of “Results of Integration Locally and Nationally”. Moderated by NAACP President Waudier Rucker-Hughes with panelists Esther Andrews, Denise Matthews, and Regina Patton Snell.

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Jun

Film Screening: In An Ideal World

SAN FRANCISCO -- IN AN IDEAL WORLD--an intimate seven-year portrait of three men in Soledad Prison during the time of a U.S. Supreme Court desegregation ruling and a novel mixed-race program--screens at the San Francisco Black Film Festival on June 13.

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Jun

Public Discussion: No Easy Way Community Conversation Series

RIVERSIDE -- Join Inlandia Institute on June 18 for the sixth No Easy Way Community Conversation on the topic of “Effect of School Integration on Housing and Neighborhoods” moderated by Dr. Georgia Warnke, panelists include former Riverside mayor Dr. Ronald Loveridge, former Councilmember Chuck Beaty, Craig Goodwin, and Jesse Wall.

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APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN A LEARNING COLLABORATIVE NEAR YOU

Posted on April 30, 2015

The California Networks for Collaboration (CNfC) will offer free professional development opportunities over a period of six months (June – November 2015). Three unique Learning Collaboratives will take place under the project’s overarching topic of expanding public engagement and accessibility. 


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Community Stories Grant Application Guidelines Now Available!

Posted on April 27, 2015

Download our grant guidelines to begin preparing your application to our Community Stories program!


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Cal Humanities Staff & Board Go To Washington!

Posted on April 1, 2015

Cal Humanities staff and Board go to Washington, D.C. for the annual Humanities on the Hill event to talk with congressional and senate offices about all of the great work we’re supporting in their districts and throughout the state of California. 


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