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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Events & Announcements

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Aug

Film Screening: The Return

SAN DIEGO-- Join us for a free screening of THE RETURN, a documentary film that examines this unprecedented reform of California's three strikes law through the eyes of those on the front lines.There will be a post-film discussion with Second Chance Program Manager Deb Furlong.

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Film Screening: Breathin’: The Eddy Zheng Story

SAN FRANCISCO-- Join us for a screening and discussion of BREATHIN’: THE EDDIE ZHENG STORY, the story of the prisoner, the immigrant, the son, the activist on his journey to freedom, rehabilitation, and redemption.

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Aug

Film Screening: The Coming of Asphalt: Told Through Rural Storytelling Performance Art

MOUNTAIN CLUB --See a one-time free public screening of THE COMING OF ASPHALT: TOLD THROUGH RURAL STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE ART produced by Center of the World Festival.

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CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES ANNOUNCES GUIDELINES FOR THE 2016 CALIFORNIA DOCUMENTARY PROJECT GRANT

Posted on July 28, 2016

Interested in applying for a 2016 California Documentary Project grant? Review the guidelines and stay tuned for upcoming free grant webinar and workshops.


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National Steinbeck Center’s Susan Shillinglaw Talks about the Importance of Water in Salinas

Posted on July 28, 2016

On the Road with California Humanities, a series of talks with Pulitzer Prize winners continues on August 27 with our fourth conversation: California's Water: Rivers, Oceans and our Future. Award-winning author and Director of the National Steinbeck Center, Susan Shillinghaw writes about the importance of water in Steinbeck's fiction which is reflected in Salinas's reality.


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New Exhibit Exploring LA’s Transportation History Features The Negro Motorist Green Book

Posted on July 27, 2016

Traversing LA, a new exhibit to feature California Humanities-supported project, The Negro Motorist Green Book.


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