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You Can Still Give - California Humanities depends on support from individuals like you, who believe the humanities are ...
12/30/2020

You Can Still Give - California Humanities depends on support from individuals like you, who believe the humanities are the key to a thriving and healthy democracy where everyone values cultural knowledge, curiosity, and diverse perspectives. Consider a gift today.
https://mailchi.mp/calhum/end-of-year-giving-reminder

Don’t forget to take advantage of the CARES Act provision that benefits the over 90% of people who do not itemize their ...
12/28/2020

Don’t forget to take advantage of the CARES Act provision that benefits the over 90% of people who do not itemize their tax returns. This year, individual taxpayers can deduct charitable donations up to $300 on their 2020 federal tax return, even with the standard deduction. Married-filing-jointly taxpayers may deduct up to $600. Use this benefit to help California Humanities create a state of open mind. Donate today. http://bit.ly/calhum-give

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California Humanities’ office is closed for the winter break. We wish all of you a safe and merry holiday season!Image: ...
12/21/2020

California Humanities’ office is closed for the winter break. We wish all of you a safe and merry holiday season!

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Did you know that after publishing The Christmas Carol in 1843, Charles Dickens produced four other Christmas novels in ...
12/19/2020

Did you know that after publishing The Christmas Carol in 1843, Charles Dickens produced four other Christmas novels in quick succession, deeming some of his handiwork even more appealing than his iconic account of Ebenezer Scrooge? Check out the @NEHgov feature “A Christmas Carol Was Not His Best Holiday Novel, Charles Dickens Thought” to learn more. https://bit.ly/3mDFpAE

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The Humanities for All Grant applications are due in February 2021. Learn more about project guidelines and requirements...
12/18/2020

The Humanities for All Grant applications are due in February 2021. Learn more about project guidelines and requirements at https://calhum.org/humanities-for-all/.

#HumanitiesforAll #grants

Image: HFAPG 2017 - Visualizing Language Oaxaca in LA

“Humanities is creating light; it’s walking with each other through darkness.” The words of poet and activist Janice Mir...
12/18/2020

“Humanities is creating light; it’s walking with each other through darkness.” The words of poet and activist Janice Mirikitani ring true as we approach the solstice and a transitional new year. Janice is a founder of Glide Memorial Church, a San Francisco-based Church and Foundation providing refuge and services to people of all backgrounds. Hear more from her in this “We are the Humanities” interview. https://calhum.org/janice-mirikitani-poet-activist/

#CaliforniaHumanities

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Take advantage of the CARES Act provision that benefits the over 90% of people who do not itemize their tax returns. Thi...
12/16/2020

Take advantage of the CARES Act provision that benefits the over 90% of people who do not itemize their tax returns. This year, individual taxpayers can deduct charitable donations up to $300 on their 2020 federal tax return, even with the standard deduction. Married-filing-jointly taxpayers may deduct up to $600. Use this benefit to help California Humanities create a state of open mind. Donate today. http://bit.ly/calhum-give

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Filmmakers! Partner with @ITVSIndies and get your documentary funded. Apply now to #ITVSOpenCall, open for applications ...
12/15/2020

Filmmakers! Partner with @ITVSIndies and get your documentary funded. Apply now to #ITVSOpenCall, open for applications through December 18. Tag someone in your circle who needs funding! https://itvs.tv/3mUbPXp

#grants #documentary #funding

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A Gift to the Humanities & California's Future - Your gift keeps communities connected, fosters civic discourse, facilit...
12/14/2020

A Gift to the Humanities & California's Future - Your gift keeps communities connected, fosters civic discourse, facilitates a more thorough investigation of the complexities of our time, and helps to put not just the humanities, but humanity at the center of our lives. Consider giving today. https://mailchi.mp/calhum/end-of-year-giving-2020

The holiday season is here! Wherever you are, you can join a festive virtual event at one of our participating Californi...
12/12/2020

The holiday season is here! Wherever you are, you can join a festive virtual event at one of our participating California public libraries to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and traditions of our immigrant communities. Check out these Library Innovation Lab-supported events! https://bit.ly/2UWCruK



#libraries #holidays #freeevents

Image: “Cranberry-Orange-Holiday-Punch” by Melissa Hillier is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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12/11/2020

Are you on our e-list? Be sure to sign up to receive news on upcoming events and grant program deadlines! https://calhum.org/join-our-mailing-list/

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Celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment continues. This “100 Years of the Women’s Vote” Humanities f...
12/10/2020

Celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment continues. This “100 Years of the Women’s Vote” Humanities for All Quick Grant supported project honors the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, highlighting historical and contemporary successes and struggles as they relate to the enfranchisement of women and marginalized groups. https://bit.ly/3hlzP2Q

#women #suffrage #19thamendment

Image: Banner from the 100 Years of the Women’s Vote Exhibit

Learn more about the impactful work undertaken by Gail Soffer, the Executive Director of the Mindful Veteran Project who...
12/09/2020

Learn more about the impactful work undertaken by Gail Soffer, the Executive Director of the Mindful Veteran Project who led “Into the Underworld and Back – Women’s Stories of Making Their Way Back from Death and Darkness (sparked by versions of the Orpheus & Eurydice story).” Supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant, the project presented a series of workshops that invited women of all ages and backgrounds to read, view, and discuss various reinterpretations of Orpheus and Eurydice’s myth. https://bit.ly/33cjEA8

#PublicHumanities #HumanitiesforAll #Veterans

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The Humanities for All Project Grant guidelines are available! Apply for funding ($10K-20K) to support a large-scale pub...
12/08/2020

The Humanities for All Project Grant guidelines are available! Apply for funding ($10K-20K) to support a large-scale public humanities project. Program formats include but are not limited to interpretive exhibits, community dialogue, and discussion series, workshops and participatory activities, presentations and lectures, conversations and forums, and interactive and experiential activities. Learn more at the webinar this Friday, https://calhum.org/humanities-for-all/.

#HumanitiesforAll #grants

Image: HFAPG 2017 - Visualizing Language Oaxaca in LA

Did you know that, for the remainder of this year, any gift you make is eligible for a 100% tax deduction under the CARE...
12/07/2020

Did you know that, for the remainder of this year, any gift you make is eligible for a 100% tax deduction under the CARES Act legislation? The CARES Act allows individual taxpayers to deduct donations to a charity of up to $300 on their 2020 federal tax return, even though they take the standard deduction. Your gift to California Humanities helps support projects that offer new ideas, fresh perspectives, and inspire Californians to work together for a better future. Donate today! http://bit.ly/calhum-give

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Arts Midwest is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program. The @Nati...
12/05/2020

Arts Midwest is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Program. The @Nationalendowmentforthearts Big Read is a community engagement opportunity with grants up to $20,000 for community-wide reading programs (virtual and/or in-person). Learn more at https://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/neabigread/about.

#NEA #BigRead

Image: NEA big read author Tayari Jones with students at Peoria High School. Photo by Roberta Koscielski, courtesy of Arts Midwest.

The Leonis Adobe Museum's award-winning Rancho School Tour is now available online in a virtual format for free with sup...
12/03/2020

The Leonis Adobe Museum's award-winning Rancho School Tour is now available online in a virtual format for free with support from the CA CARES Humanities Relief and Recovery Grant. View a preview of the tour introduction here, https://bit.ly/3lDYgLp

#Museum #Education #Free

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Interested in Latinx Science Fiction? "Zines to the Future!" is an exhibit on the history of zines, with rare zines on d...
12/02/2020

Interested in Latinx Science Fiction? "Zines to the Future!" is an exhibit on the history of zines, with rare zines on display, but also original art and new zines drawn from the work of participants. The theme is "Imagining Diverse Futures." The exhibit supported by a Humanities for All quick Grant runs online and on the Cal State University Fullerton campus until December 8. https://bit.ly/3nUJdif

#HumanitiesforAll #Sciencefiction #Latinx

Image: Zines to the Future exhibit flyer

Today, California Humanities is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving. All donations made tod...
12/01/2020

Today, California Humanities is proud to participate in #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving. All donations made today directly support our new initiative California on the Ballot, which provides an opportunity for those in California and beyond to learn more about our state’s electoral history and to share ideas about what it means to strengthen our democracy in a minority-majority state. Donate here, https://calhum.org/support-our-work/

Image: Giving Tuesday logo courtesy of Camp Maria

11/30/2020
Oakland/Saint-Denis: How Culture Makes the City

How Culture Makes the City: Brooklyn is looking at Oakland & Saint-Denis! Join us on Dec 3 @ 10am!

Please join us for a conversation on the Oakland/Saint-Denis project. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading by Farid Matuk.

@SCVPublicLibrary present ArtBites on Zoom for cooking demos and Latin American food history tomorrow at 6:30 pm. Learn ...
11/30/2020

@SCVPublicLibrary present ArtBites on Zoom for cooking demos and Latin American food history tomorrow at 6:30 pm. Learn about the history and significance of these foods in Latin America- how they shaped the people and even the political atmosphere during this Library Innovation Lab supported event. This week focuses on Holiday Ponches! https://bit.ly/3lILcEQ

#PublicHumanities #Libraries #LatinAmerican #food

Image: Santa Clarita Public Library ArtBites Poster

We wish you all a wonderful holiday tomorrow, and we are thankful for our country's Indigenous people. When you return f...
11/25/2020

We wish you all a wonderful holiday tomorrow, and we are thankful for our country's Indigenous people. When you return from the holiday weekend, consider joining the last

Real Food Real Stories: Celebrating Indigenous Pathways session on Thursday, December 3. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant. @rfrstories https://www.realfoodrealstories.org/events

#PublicHumanities #HumanitiesforAll

Image: Celebrating Indigenous Foodways with Corrina Gould flyer

Did you know that President George Washing declared Thanksgiving as a National Holiday? Brush up on history with this co...
11/24/2020

Did you know that President George Washing declared Thanksgiving as a National Holiday? Brush up on history with this copy of his Proclamation, https://www.leaderu.com/humanities/washington-thanksgiving.html

#Thanksgiving #AmericanHistory

Image: Washington's Original Thanksgiving Proclamation Centinel printing

Searching for funding? The Humanities for All Project Grant Applicant Webinar is on December 11. Learn how to use the gr...
11/24/2020

Searching for funding? The Humanities for All Project Grant Applicant Webinar is on December 11. Learn how to use the grant portal, write a compelling proposal, and more about the review process. Project Grants ($10,000 to $20,000) are awarded twice a year to large scale public humanities projects of up to two-years duration from the award date. Appropriate programming formats include but are not limited to interpretive exhibits, community dialogue and discussion series, workshops and participatory activities, presentations and lectures, conversations and forums, and interactive and experiential activities. Learn more at https://calhum.org/humanities-for-all/.

#HumanitiesforAll #grants

The history of AIDS treatment activism in the Bay Area is inextricably woven into the history of the LGBTQ community and...
11/23/2020

The history of AIDS treatment activism in the Bay Area is inextricably woven into the history of the LGBTQ community and the global history of AIDS. AIDS Treatment/Activism, an online exhibition by the @GLBTHistory of San Francisco, explores the AIDS treatment movement's central themes through the unique lens of Bay Area activism. Check out this exhibit supported by #CaliforniaHumanities. https://bit.ly/3483IAt

#PublicHumanities #BayArea

Image: Aids Treatment/Activism: A Bay Area Story by the GLBT Historical Society

In July, the Federation of State Humanities Councils (FSHC) published an interview with endawnis Spears, who is Diné, Oj...
11/21/2020

In July, the Federation of State Humanities Councils (FSHC) published an interview with endawnis Spears, who is Diné, Ojibwe, Choctaw, and Chickasaw and is presently living in Rhode Island. An FSHC board member, endawnis discusses the significance of land acknowledgments and creating sustainable relationships with sovereign tribal nations in this helpful resource. https://bit.ly/3oX93m6

Image: Endawnis Spears interview from the Federation of State Humanities Councils picture.

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11/20/2020

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At California Humanities, food is a common interest among staff. The diversity of our backgrounds offers a variety of cu...
11/20/2020

At California Humanities, food is a common interest among staff. The diversity of our backgrounds offers a variety of cuisine choices from many cultures. As the holidays rapidly approach, many of us are thinking about the season, including cooking, eating, and spending time with loved ones. In this blog, we share some of our favorite recipes that remind us of home. https://calhum.org/staff-recipes-fall-2020/



#recipes #home #holidays

Image: Canva/People Around A Table with Food by August de Richelieu

Searching for funding? The Humanities for All Project Grant Applicant Webinar is on December 11. Learn how to use the gr...
11/19/2020

Searching for funding? The Humanities for All Project Grant Applicant Webinar is on December 11. Learn how to use the grant portal, write a compelling proposal, and more about the review process. Project Grants ($10,000 to $20,000) are awarded twice a year to large scale public humanities projects of up to two-years duration from the award date. Appropriate programming formats include but are not limited to interpretive exhibits, community dialogue and discussion series, workshops and participatory activities, presentations and lectures, conversations and forums, and interactive and experiential activities. Learn more at https://calhum.org/humanities-for-all/.



#HumanitiesforAll #grants

Liza Posas, Head of Research Services & Archives at the Autry Museum of the American West, moderates a discussion with U...
11/18/2020

Liza Posas, Head of Research Services & Archives at the Autry Museum of the American West, moderates a discussion with UCLA Professor of English and Chicana/o Studies, Dr. Marissa Lopez, and members of Versos y Besos: Dr. Amy Shimson-Santo, poet, and Janice Ngan, Co-Founder of Art In Residence on 12/2. The exhibition, “What’s Her Story: Women in the Archives” and this artist conversation are supported by the Humanities for All Project Grant. https://bit.ly/32fDKZT



#CaliforniaHumanities #autrymuseum

Image: Moderator Liza Posas Headshot Courtesy of the Autry Museum

“BraveHearts,” a podcast series sharing stories from homeless people and organizations working with homelessness, contin...
11/18/2020

“BraveHearts,” a podcast series sharing stories from homeless people and organizations working with homelessness, continues every Thursday at 6 pm. This weekly 5-minute podcast will increase your understanding of what homelessness looks like and features many organizations in Nevada County working on solutions to improve the homeless crisis. “BraveHearts” is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant. https://bit.ly/33B2LzU

#HumanitiesforAll #podcast #homelessness

Image: BraveHearts Podcast Flyer

As eviction moratoriums come to a close and unemployment rates remain high, Oxnard Performing Arts Center wants to addre...
11/16/2020

As eviction moratoriums come to a close and unemployment rates remain high, Oxnard Performing Arts Center wants to address the pending eviction crisis and how it affects already vulnerable communities. Join @OxnardPerformingArts on November 19 for the virtual event, A Town Hall on the Pending Eviction Crisis, with stakeholders including a landlord, a tenant, city and county government officials, and nonprofit leaders in the arts and housing. Sociology Professor Dr. Sunghee Nam moderates this Humanities for All Project Grant-supported event. https://bit.ly/3p0k8Th





#PublicHumanities #housing #evictioncrisis

Image: Pending Eviction Crisis Town Hall Event flyer Courtesy of OPAC

Learn more about our new initiative, California on the Ballot, which will take place between October 2020 and April 2021...
11/14/2020

Learn more about our new initiative, California on the Ballot, which will take place between October 2020 and April 2021. We will be exploring the unique role that we play as a minority-majority state. This new initiative is funded by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. https://calhum.org/announcing-california-on-the-ballot/



#PublicHumanities #CA #OntheBallot #whyitmatters

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Your Carr Fire Story: Written and Heard. Celeste White reads her story on JPR's The Jefferson Exchange. #CaliforniaHumanities #calhum #jeffersonex #shastacountyartcouncil #CarrFire
Your Carr Fire Story, Written and Heard read on The Jefferson Exchange. Alexandra Stephen's story is beautifully written. #jeffersonex #CaliforniaHumanities #shastacountyartcouncil #calhum #CarrFire
Your Carr Fire Story: Written and Heard this morning on JPR's The Jefferson Exchange. Thank you Alexandra Stephens. https://www.ijpr.org #calhum #jeffersonex #shastacountyartcouncil #CarrFire
Your Carr Fire Story, Written and Heard. Listen to the Jefferson Exchange. #calhum #shastacountyartcouncil #CarrFire
220+ #poempromptsforthepandemic to date. Beginning in March, I began offering original daily writing prompts (can be easily used for any genre). Today there are over 220. I will continue offering throughout. Hope useful. Enjoy– https://www.instagram.com/.../poempromptsforthepandemic/... https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/poempromptsforthepandemic
This week's, Your Carr Fire Story on The Jefferson Exchange. Stories by Michael Kielich and Lisa Kielich. Thank you. #jeffersonex #CarrFire #calhum #ShastaArtsCouncil
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Your Carr Fire Story: Written and Heard made possible from a grant from California Humanities will be on JPR the Jefferson Exchange October 2nd at 8:30 a.m. KJPR, which is at 1330 am, also at 96.9.
Educators in all disciplines are invited to apply for a weeklong National Endowment for the Humanities Landmark Workshop at Kent State University. 50 years after student protestors were shot at Kent State, the historic event is recognized for changing public opinion about the Vietnam War; setting precedent in the US Supreme Court; changing National Guard armament policy; helping to lower the voting age to 18; and reminding us to practice and protect the First Amendment. See details below. --Laura Davis, professor emerita, English, Kent State
RAEB screens The Long Shadow OAKhosted by Resistance Action East Bay (RAEB) "The past makes the present inevitable" Grand Lake Theatre 3200 Grand Avenue #Oakland Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:15 p.m. Tickets Available Now In advance: Online at renaissancerialto.com At the door: 3200 Grand Ave., Oakland on April 11 The Long Shadow is a wonderful new feature-length documentary on the origins and legacy of slavery. Filmmaker and investigative journalist Frances Causey, a daughter of the South, set out to explore her personal family history of slaveholding. Her investigation traces slavery's history from America's founding up through its insidious ties to racism today. thelongshadowfilm.com Following the film will be a Q and A with the filmmakers and a discussion of what we can do now to work for racial justice. See thelongshadowfilm.com for more information and a trailer. Proceeds of this Fundraiser will support these important causes: - To promote further distribution of this great film, including free showings to school children; and - To raise funds for local People of Color-led racial justice organizations. Resistance Action East Bay (RAEB) is a local group promoting active citizenship and an Indivisible affiliate, and is hosting this fundraiser. Co-sponsored by KPFA Radio. RAEB | Indivisible Resistance Action East Bay (RAEB), a local group promoting active citizenship and an Indivisible affiliate, is hosting this fundraiser to help us strengthen our work for racial justice and to support throwing all 14 Republican members of Congress from California out of office in November. indivisble-raeb.org
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At the Museum of Tolerance, we are seeking experienced Dialogue Facilitators for a our professional development programs! This part time paid role supports experiential programming including custom tours and courageous conversations that promote understanding, inclusion and equity. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2iESyMe