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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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May

FILM SCREENING and Q&A: REAL BOY

SAN RAFAEL-- REAL BOY is an intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son.

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May

Film Screening and Q&A: REAL BOY

SAN FRANCISCO-- Featuring a panel discussion with the filmmaker Shaleece Haas, and live musical performances from film protagonists Bennett and Joe Stevens.

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May

Film Screening: TROPICALIA at Love City Picture Show

SAN FRANCISCO-- Tropicália (Marcelo Machado, 2012, 87 minutes): In the late 1960s Brazil, the avant-garde arts movement, Tropicália emerged as a refreshing expression of youth culture in the midst of a conservative and repressive military dictatorship.

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From the Desk of the CEO: Building Communities

Posted on May 25, 2017

Helping to build communities by bringing people, history, ideas, and culture together.


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Help Us Save the NEH

Posted on May 25, 2017

The proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) would affect the landscape of American culture.


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CALIFORNIA HUMANITIES CONGRATULATES OUR HUMANITIES FOR ALL PROJECT & QUICK GRANTS AWARDEES!

Posted on May 24, 2017

California Humanities is pleased to announce the recipients of our latest round of Humanities for All Grants programs.


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