"

War
Comes
Home

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.

View more
Cal Humanities Slideshow
"

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.

View more
Cal Humanities Slideshow

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?

View more
Cal Humanities Slideshow

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.

View more
Cal Humanities Slideshow

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.

Donate Now
Cal Humanities Slideshow

Experience The Humanities

View all

Events & Announcements

Events RSS View more
Jul

Exhibit: Building Oak Tree School

NEVADA CITY -- Join us at an opening reception for the final exhibition of Building Oak Tree School: A Living History of Education on the San Juan Ridge at the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center.

Add to Calendar
Jul

Book Launch & Reading: Subject To Change: True Stories from the Temescal Memoir Writers

OAKLAND -- Celebrate the publication of the Temescal Memoir Writers' anthology of true stories from the neighborhood & beyond. 

Add to Calendar
Aug

New Media Exhibit: Jackrabbit Homestead at the Autry National Center

LOS ANGELES -- Through photography and audio interviews, artist Kim Stringfellow's exhibition explores issues of land use and ecology that complicate the settlement of the arid West. 

Open September 13, 2014 through August 23, 2015. Visit today!

Add to Calendar

Latest News

Events RSS View more

Cal Humanities Awards Nearly $180,000 to Storytelling Projects

Posted on June 24, 2015

Congratulations to our newest Community Stories grant-recipients conducting a total of 18 storytelling projects across California!.


Read more

Community Stories Grant Application Opens July 1!

Posted on June 23, 2015

Do you have a story to share? Cal Humanities is now accepting Community Stories grant applications through August 3 at 5 pm. Click through to learn more.


Read more

Staff Summer Picks

Posted on June 23, 2015

Cal Humanities staff share what they’re reading over the summer months. 


Read more