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Feb

Children’s Program: Design Your Own Flume

SELMA -- Join us to build and test your own lumber transport system with materials created by Ideaworks of Fresno

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Selma Branch Library
2200 Selma Street
Selma, CA 93662

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Mar ~ Mar

Book Exhibit: the development of feminism in the19th-21st century

LA HABRA -- The La Habra Library will display the life and works of historical and contemporary feminist authors and how feminism has developed through time.

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

La Habra Branch Library
221 E. La Habra Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631

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Mar

Panel Discussion: From Homelessness to Housing in SF

SAN FRANCISCO -- Attend the panel discussion “From Homelessness to Housing in SF” moderated by SF Chronicle Editor-in-Chief, Audrey Cooper and featuring panelists Jeff Kositsky, Director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing; Laura Guzman, Director of the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center; Lateefah Simon, Activist; Mark Farrell, District 2 Supervisor; and Kevin Fagan, Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Region: Bay Area

Location:

Koret Auditorium SF Public Library Main Branch
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Mar ~ May

Exhibit: Mujeres de Maiz: 20 Years of ARTivism and Herstory en L.A.

LOS ANGELES -- Opening reception of MUJERES DE MAIZ: 20 YEARS OF ARTIVISM AND HERSTORY EN L.A.Celebrating twenty years of visual and healing arts as well as political, social, and spiritual work that encourage women’s creativity and empowerment.

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Mar

Lecture: Native American Life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

CLOVIS -- Join Carly Tex as she presents a program about Native American life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Clovis Regional Library
1155 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612

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Mar

Shaping San Francisco Free Public Talk: Local History in Your Ear

SAN FRANCISCO --  As part of SHAPING SAN FRANCISCO’s Free Public Talks Series, hosts of the local podcast series East Bay Yesterday and Outside Lands San Francisco tell us why they chose this new technology to delve into the past and how they gauge success.

Region: Bay Area

Location:

Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia Street (at 16th), San Francisco CA 94110

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Mar

Children’s Program: Design Your Own Flume

FRESNO -- Join us to build and test your own lumber transport system with materials created by Ideaworks of Fresno

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Betty Rodriguez Regional Library
3040 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93703

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Mar

Exhibit: Follow the Flume

CLOVIS --Join us at the Clovis – Big Dry Creek Museum to view exhibits surrounding the lumber flumes, railroads, and Native American life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Clovis-Big Dry Creek Museum
401 Pollasky Ave, Clovis, CA 93612

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Mar

Lecture: Native American Life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

SANGER -- Join Carly Tex as she presents a program about Native American life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Sanger Branch Library
1812 Seventh Street, Sanger, CA 93657

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Mar

Children’s Program: Design Your Own Flume

CARUTHERS -- Join us to build and test your own lumber transport system with materials created by Ideaworks of Fresno

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Caruthers Branch Library
13382 S Henderson Rd, Caruthers, CA 93609

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Mar

Lecture: Native American Life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

AUBREY -- Join Carly Tex as she presents a program about Native American life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Auberry Branch Library
33049 Auberry Road, Auberry, CA 93602

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Mar

Exhibit and Film Screening: “Felling the Giants,” Sanger Historical Society and Museum

SANGER -- Join us for a special screening of the film, “Felling the Giants,” by the Sanger Historical Society, plus a self-guided, interactive exhibit about the lumber mills and flumes.

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Sanger Branch Library
1812 Seventh Street, Sanger, CA 93657

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Mar

BROADCAST: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning on PBS American Masters

NATIONWIDE BROADCAST -- DOROTHEA LANGE: GRAB A HUNK OF LIGHTNING, directed and narrated by Lange's granddaughter Dyanna Taylor, the two-hour film will be rebroast on PBS American Masters. Check your local listings to watch this incredible film about the life, passions, and vision of the woman behind the camera.

Region: Statewide

Location:

PBS

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Mar

Shaping San Francisco Free Public Talk: We’ve Done This Before—1980s Movements

SAN FRANCISCO -- As part of SHAPING SAN FRANCISCO’s Free Public Talks Series, activists and archivists from the 1980s explore various social movements, including the fight against the Reagan administration’s war build-up, emergency response against Central American wars, birth of the Peace Navy, stopping the USS Missouri, creating sanctuary cities, and AIDS and Anti-Nuclear activism, bringing the conversation up to climate justice & no nukes today.

Region: Bay Area

Location:

Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia Street (at 16th), San Francisco CA 94110

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Mar

Children’s Program: Design Your Own Flume

AUBERRY -- Join us to build and test your own lumber transport system with materials created by Ideaworks of Fresno

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Auberry Branch Library
33049 Auberry Road, Auberry, CA 93602

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Mar

Performance: Follow the Flume: Train Songs with the Gilly Girls

AUBERRY -- Join us for FOLLOW THE FLUME, a great concert as local superstars the Gilly Girls perform train songs and popular music from the early 1900s. A program for all ages

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Auberry Branch Library
33049 Auberry Road,  Auberry, CA 93602

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Mar

Discussion: Suspect: Long Beach & Terminal Island Stories Event Title:

LONG BEACH -- This panel discussion about local Japanese residents’ unique World War II challenges includes Naomi Hirahara author of Terminal Island: the Lost Communities of Los Angeles Harbor, and Nisei Aiko Takashita who will share some of her childhood memories of December 7, 1941 and her imprisonment at Poston, Arizona.

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

Historical Society of Long Beach
4260 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach CA 90807

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Mar

Film Screening and Discussion: Baby Face

LA HABRA -- Robert James, film historian and author of Who won?!? An Irreverent Look at the Oscars will curate and discuss the film Baby Face, as well as lead a discussion about early 20th century versus modern views of feminism.

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

La Habra Branch Library
221 E. La Habra Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631

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Mar

DISCUSSION: On the Line with Rosie: Our Long Beach Stories

LONG BEACH -- Long time Long Beach feminist activist, and former Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske presents an evening of stories about women workers and their role in World War II.

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

Historical Society of Long Beach
4260 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach CA 90807

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Apr

Film Screening:“Fruitvale Station” and Q&A with Oscar Grant’s uncle, Cephus Johson

San RAFAEL -- As part of Dominican University of California's community engagement initiative entitled "DEMOCRACY AND EQUITY," Dominican is presenting a special screening of "Fruitvale Station" - a 2013 American biographical drama film based on the events leading to the death of Oscar Grant, a young man who was killed in 2009 by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle at the Fruitvale district station of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system in Oakland.

Region: Bay Area

Location:

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Avenue Angelico Hall
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Apr

Family Art Workshop: ROOTS: ASIAN AMERICANS MOVEMENT IN LOS ANGELES, 1968-1980s

LOS ANGELES -- Chinese American Museum (CAM) will host an art workshop for families based on its exhibit ROOTS: ASIAN AMERICANS MOVEMENT IN LOS ANGELES, 1968-1980s. Visitors and the public can participate in the real-time production of protest art such as signs, banners, posters, and other printed materials to convey a particular cause or message.

Region: Los Angeles Metro

Location:

Chinese American Museum @ El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
425 N. Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90012

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Apr

Lecture: Native American Life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

FRESNO -- Join Carly Tex as she presents a program about Native American life in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Woodward Park Regional Library
944 E. Perrin Ave., Fresno, CA 93720

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Apr

Children’s Program: Design Your Own Flume

CLOVIS -- Join us to build and test your own lumber transport system with materials created by Ideaworks of Fresno

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Clovis Regional Library
1155 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612

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Apr

Presentation: Logging Trains in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

SHAVER LAKE -- Join us for a lively and imaginative presentation about the history of logging trains and lumber flumes in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Region: Central Valley

Location:

Central Sierra Historical Society and Museum
42642 Tollhouse Rd, Shaver Lake, CA 93664

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