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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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Nov

Presentation: The Art of Change: Exploring Neighborhoods in Transition

BERKELEY -- Take part in UC Berkeley's Global Humanities Colloquium, "Reading Cities, Sensing Cities' and join cultural researcher Sue Mark and Anisha Gade, urban planner, in a reflective conversation about creative place-making efforts that can inform community identity during periods of gentrification in an Oakland neighborhood. 

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Nov

Film Screening: Mass Confucian playing at the San Diego Asian Film Festival

SAN DIEGO -- Emotions run high when middle school Chinese language classes in the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District become controversial. 

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Nov

Author Tour: Karl Marlantes in discussion with Mary Menzel

LA METRO -- War Comes Home and CA Reads continue this fall with statewide author conversations about What It Is Like To Go To War

Join us for an audience Q & A and book signing to follow. 4pm. FREE

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Funding for film, radio, and new media: California Documentary Project Grant Deadline October 15

Posted on September 25, 2014

The 2014 California Documentary Project grant application deadline is fast approaching! Find out how you can apply. 


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California Reads is on!

Posted on September 24, 2014

California Reads is happening at libraries across the state! See when and where the closet activities to you are taking place so that you can participate in our statewide read of Karl Marlantes' What It Is Like To Go To War.


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Author Karl Marlantes on Tour

Posted on August 26, 2014

Cal Humanities, through our War Comes Home initiative, presents New York Times bestselling author and Vietnam veteran, Karl Marlantes, on tour this fall.


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