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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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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Sep

On The Road Series:The Farmworker Movement in California: From Chavez Onwards

FRESNO -- Join us for THE FARMWORKER MOVEMENT OF CALIFORNIA: FROM CHAVEZ ONWARDS, the fifth forum in the On the Road with California Humanities discussion series. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Miriam Pawel and Dawn Mabalon, Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State University, will discuss how the farmworker movement of the past can help inform the future of agriculture with playwright Luis Valdez, founder of El Teatro Campesino and Samuel Orozco, author and National News and Information Director of Radio Bilingüe.

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Sep

Discussion: Voices of Partition

MILPITAS -- Hear rare stories from witnesses and survivors of the 1947 Partition, recognized as the 20th century’s largest mass refugee crisis.

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Oct

A Conversation with Bay Area Film Funders

BERKELEY -- Join the Berkeley Film Foundation (BFF) in a conversation with Bay Area film funders to ask questions and find out what these funders are looking for in projects that they fund.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Miriam Pawel talks about the Farmworker Movement in California

Posted on August 24, 2016

On the Road with California Humanities, a series of talks with Pulitzer Prize winners continues on September 28 with the conversation: The Farmworker Movement in California: From Chavez Onwards. Miriam Pawel shares her reflection on the lessons of the Movement as a guide to organizers and activists today.


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California Humanities Unveils New Grant Program

Posted on August 23, 2016

California Humanities is pleased to announce the launch of Humanities for All, a new two-tiered grant program that will support a broad range of locally-initiated public humanities projects.


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California Humanities Launches the Art of Storytelling

Posted on August 23, 2016

We’re celebrating our first year in historic Swan's Market in Oakland by launching The Art of Storytelling Exhibit Series.


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