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California Humanities Awards Nearly $200,000 to Storytelling Projects

December 10, 2015 by California Humanities

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We couldn't be more excited to announce the newest round of Community Stories grant recipients! We're awarding nearly $200,000 throughout California to 20 projects that cast a light on the community stories of our state.

These new projects--ranging from short documentaries on the personal experiences of four Bay Area Muslim American veterans, to a dance performance based on the narratives of the people who live and work near Los Angeles' Central Wholesale Market--join the slate of nearly 500 unique and compelling projects we've funded since the Community Stories' program inception in 2003, and which together weave a diverse and complex narrative of our state.

California Humanities congratulates the project directors and team members of this newest slate of funded projects:

AGAINST ALL ODDS: NATIVE CALIFORNIAN STORIES OF ENDURANCE AND CONTINUANCE
California State University, East Bay Foundation, Hayward

BEACH FLATS 
Community Agroecology Network, Santa Cruz 

CALIFORNIA MUSLIM VETS
Islamic Scholarship Fund, Berkeley 

CHINESE WHISPERS: GOLDEN GATE
Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco 

DREAMER STORIES: LANDSCAPES IN THE MIST 
Mid-Peninsula Community Media Center, Palo Alto 

FLOWER FARMS OF SAN DIEGUITO
San Dieguito Heritage Museum, Encinitas 

FROM OUR PERSPECTIVES: UNTOLD STORIES OF LGBTQ YOUTH IN THE LOS ANGELES FOSTER CARE SYSTEM
University Corporation, California State University Northridge, Northridge 

GAY LADIES' LANE 
San Francisco Film Society, San Francisco 
Project Director: Deborah Craig

HALO-HALO--MIXED TOGETHER STORIES FROM SAN DIEGO'S FILIPINO AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Asian Story Theater, San Diego 

IRAN/AMERICA: STORIES OF THE JOURNEY TO CALIFORNIA 
University Corporation at Monterey Bay, Seaside 

KEEP ON PUSHIN'
West of West Center for Narrative History of the Central Valley, Inc., Fresno

LOS ANGELES REVIVAL: AN ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVING PROJECT EXPLORING CHANGES TO DOWNTOWN LA
Heyday, Berkeley 

MAPPING INDIGENOUS LA: DIGITAL STORYTELLING AS PLACEMAKING
Regents of the University of California, Los Angeles 

MONTEREY: PROFILES IN COURAGE AND COMPASSION
Go For Broke National Education Center, Torrance 

MUJERES DE MAIZ: 20 YEARS OF ARTIVISM AND HERSTORY EN L.A.
Self-Help Graphics, Los Angeles 

THE NEGRO MOTORIST GREEN BOOK: DOCUMENTING STORIES AND SITES OF SANCTUARY IN LOS ANGELES
California African American Museum, Los Angeles 

NIGHT MARKET
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Los Angeles

OUT ON THE LEFT COAST: SAN DIEGO LGBT HISTORY
San Diego State University Research Foundation, San Diego 

THE PLUMMER PROJECT 
La Habra High School Theater Guild, La Habra 

WATTS 65: UNCOVERING HIDDEN HISTORIES
Southern California Library for Social Studies and Research, Los Angeles

For more information about these grant recipients, visit our list of all funded projects.

Congratulations, again, to all our newest grant recipients!

Have a California story to share? For information about the next round of the Community Stories program (deadline February 1, 2016) please click HERE.

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