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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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Aug

Screening & Discussion: Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

LOS ANGELES -- REGISTER to attend a screening and discussion of the documentary about the little known story of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of a major American city without a black majority. His extraordinary multi-racial coalition redefined Los Angeles, transformed the national dialogue on race, and encouraged election of minority candidates nationwide.

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Aug

Discussion: Ghost Stories of Golden Gate: Neighborhood History of Vacant Lots & Empty Storefronts

OAKLAND -- Join a walking discussion focused on local history and future planning, as part of Communities’ Crossing, an interdisciplinary exploration of a North Oakland neighborhood in transition.

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Aug

Broadcast: Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race

Los Angeles -- PBS broadcast of the documentary about the little known story of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, the first African American mayor of a major American city without a black majority. His extraordinary multi-racial coalition redefined Los Angeles, transformed the national dialogue on race, and encouraged election of minority candidates nationwide.

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Latest News

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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!.


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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.


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Staff Summer Picks

Posted on June 23, 2015

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


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