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Drawing upon the letters written in the 1970s from incarcerated people to Mervyn M. Dymally, “Voices from Inside: COVID-...
05/01/2021

Drawing upon the letters written in the 1970s from incarcerated people to Mervyn M. Dymally, “Voices from Inside: COVID-19 in the California Prison System”
seeks to have an authentic dialogue by creating space for formerly incarcerated women to share their experiences. This online event is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.

Wednesday, May 6 from 5-7 pm
Register at http://ow.ly/5iDw50Etlj1.

Image: Voices From the Inside flyer

Drawing upon the letters written in the 1970s from incarcerated people to Mervyn M. Dymally, “Voices from Inside: COVID-19 in the California Prison System”
seeks to have an authentic dialogue by creating space for formerly incarcerated women to share their experiences. This online event is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.

Wednesday, May 6 from 5-7 pm
Register at http://ow.ly/5iDw50Etlj1.

Image: Voices From the Inside flyer

Are you seeking funding for a small-scale humanities project? Join us on May 17 for an informative webinar on applying t...
04/30/2021

Are you seeking funding for a small-scale humanities project? Join us on May 17 for an informative webinar on applying to a Humanities for All Quick Grant. These grants provide up to $5K to support small-scale public humanities activities and projects. Register at http://ow.ly/nIQ550EtkRO.

Image: Rudy Cuellar Sr., Rally Sacramento California. Image courtesy of MAEP Oral History Initiative. From the Movimiento Chicano Reunion Conference.

Are you seeking funding for a small-scale humanities project? Join us on May 17 for an informative webinar on applying to a Humanities for All Quick Grant. These grants provide up to $5K to support small-scale public humanities activities and projects. Register at http://ow.ly/nIQ550EtkRO.

Image: Rudy Cuellar Sr., Rally Sacramento California. Image courtesy of MAEP Oral History Initiative. From the Movimiento Chicano Reunion Conference.

What are young people doing now to address the issues they care about? What kind of future do they hope to build? Hear f...
04/28/2021

What are young people doing now to address the issues they care about? What kind of future do they hope to build? Hear from youth tomorrow at our California on the Ballot event, “California Youth and the Ballot: What Will 2040 Look Like?”4-5 pm. RSVP at https://bit.ly/3uVFZ16.

#CA #Youth #OntheBallot

What are young people doing now to address the issues they care about? What kind of future do they hope to build? Hear from youth tomorrow at our California on the Ballot event, “California Youth and the Ballot: What Will 2040 Look Like?”4-5 pm. RSVP at https://bit.ly/3uVFZ16.

#CA #Youth #OntheBallot

The Humanities for All Project Grant supports Black Index, a group exhibition that builds upon the tradition of Black se...
04/27/2021

The Humanities for All Project Grant supports Black Index, a group exhibition that builds upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images. This exhibit premieres at the Palo Alto Art Center with a virtual walkthrough by curator Bridget R. Cooks on Friday, April 30, from 6:15-7:45 pm.
Register at https://bit.ly/3mRfTsK.

Image: Bridget R. Cooks headshot

The Humanities for All Project Grant supports Black Index, a group exhibition that builds upon the tradition of Black self-representation as an antidote to colonialist images. This exhibit premieres at the Palo Alto Art Center with a virtual walkthrough by curator Bridget R. Cooks on Friday, April 30, from 6:15-7:45 pm.
Register at https://bit.ly/3mRfTsK.

Image: Bridget R. Cooks headshot

TRY HARDER is screening at the SDAFF Film Festival through May 2. Tickets start at $9. This documentary features Lowell ...
04/26/2021

TRY HARDER is screening at the SDAFF Film Festival through May 2. Tickets start at $9. This documentary features Lowell High School students and is supported through a California Documentary Project Grant. https://bit.ly/32ia5iu

#CaliforniaDocumentaryProject

Image: TRY HARDER Film Still

TRY HARDER is screening at the SDAFF Film Festival through May 2. Tickets start at $9. This documentary features Lowell High School students and is supported through a California Documentary Project Grant. https://bit.ly/32ia5iu

#CaliforniaDocumentaryProject

Image: TRY HARDER Film Still

This Thursday, join Joaquin Alvarado of @studiotobe, in conversation with youth writers and media makers as they discuss...
04/24/2021

This Thursday, join Joaquin Alvarado of @studiotobe, in conversation with youth writers and media makers as they discuss the future of voting in CA. April 29 from 4-5 pm, Free

RSVP at https://bit.ly/3uVFZ16
#CA #Youth #OntheBallot

This Thursday, join Joaquin Alvarado of @studiotobe, in conversation with youth writers and media makers as they discuss the future of voting in CA. April 29 from 4-5 pm, Free

RSVP at https://bit.ly/3uVFZ16
#CA #Youth #OntheBallot

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04/23/2021

Are you on our e-list? Sign up to receive news regarding grant programs, events, and humanities-related topics integral to California. Join our email list here, https://calhum.org/join-our-mailing-list/

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Are you on our e-list? Sign up to receive news regarding grant programs, events, and humanities-related topics integral to California. Join our email list here, https://calhum.org/join-our-mailing-list/

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Are you curious about the connections between the humanities and literature? Learn more about projects that utilize poet...
04/22/2021

Are you curious about the connections between the humanities and literature? Learn more about projects that utilize poetry to connect with the humanities in our recent blog, “Celebrating Intersections Between the Humanities & Poetry: A Look at Recent Grantee Projects.” http://ow.ly/S7FK50EmMul

Are you curious about the connections between the humanities and literature? Learn more about projects that utilize poetry to connect with the humanities in our recent blog, “Celebrating Intersections Between the Humanities & Poetry: A Look at Recent Grantee Projects.” http://ow.ly/S7FK50EmMul

Congratulations to the 24 California-based projects awarded grants in the latest round from the National Endowment for t...
04/21/2021

Congratulations to the 24 California-based projects awarded grants in the latest round from the National Endowment for the Humanities! $2,118,281 million will support these projects, and a total of $24 million is allocated nationwide.

These grant awards support the preservation of historic collections, humanities exhibitions and documentaries, scholarly research, and curriculum projects. Please join us in thanking the @NEHgov for their support of the humanities. https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-announces-24-million-225-humanities-projects-nationwide

Congratulations to the 24 California-based projects awarded grants in the latest round from the National Endowment for the Humanities! $2,118,281 million will support these projects, and a total of $24 million is allocated nationwide.

These grant awards support the preservation of historic collections, humanities exhibitions and documentaries, scholarly research, and curriculum projects. Please join us in thanking the @NEHgov for their support of the humanities. https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-announces-24-million-225-humanities-projects-nationwide

Join the Western Neighborhoods Project this Saturday in San Francisco to learn about “Chinese in the Richmond.” This col...
04/20/2021

Join the Western Neighborhoods Project this Saturday in San Francisco to learn about “Chinese in the Richmond.” This collaborative project between the Western Neighborhoods Project (WNP) and the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) is the first of two Community Open Houses that seeks to illuminate Chinese Americans’ lives on the west side. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant. @outsidelandz @chsamuseum
http://ow.ly/F4S450EmMc4

#MyRichmondSF #sfhistory #sanfrancisco

Image: Chinese in the Richmond Open House flyer

Join the Western Neighborhoods Project this Saturday in San Francisco to learn about “Chinese in the Richmond.” This collaborative project between the Western Neighborhoods Project (WNP) and the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) is the first of two Community Open Houses that seeks to illuminate Chinese Americans’ lives on the west side. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant. @outsidelandz @chsamuseum
http://ow.ly/F4S450EmMc4

#MyRichmondSF #sfhistory #sanfrancisco

Image: Chinese in the Richmond Open House flyer

Who is your favorite poet? Enjoy this list of recommended poems and anthologies from California Humanities staff to cele...
04/19/2021

Who is your favorite poet? Enjoy this list of recommended poems and anthologies from California Humanities staff to celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth! http://ow.ly/MEvI50EmHQM

#Poetry #NationalPoetryMonth

Image: Eyeglasses On A Book by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels Courtesy of Canva

Who is your favorite poet? Enjoy this list of recommended poems and anthologies from California Humanities staff to celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth! http://ow.ly/MEvI50EmHQM

#Poetry #NationalPoetryMonth

Image: Eyeglasses On A Book by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels Courtesy of Canva

What are young people doing now to address the issues they care about? What future do they want to build when they come ...
04/19/2021

What are young people doing now to address the issues they care about? What future do they want to build when they come of voting age? Learn more at our final California on the Ballot event, “California Youth and the Ballot: What Will 2040 Look Like?” on 4/29, Free. RSVP at https://bit.ly/3uVFZ16.

#CA #OntheBallot #NextGeneration #Youth

What are young people doing now to address the issues they care about? What future do they want to build when they come of voting age? Learn more at our final California on the Ballot event, “California Youth and the Ballot: What Will 2040 Look Like?” on 4/29, Free. RSVP at https://bit.ly/3uVFZ16.

#CA #OntheBallot #NextGeneration #Youth

El Sol Conexion invites you to El Sol Poets PAST AND PRESENT, an uplifting afternoon of creativity and conversation with...
04/17/2021

El Sol Conexion invites you to El Sol Poets PAST AND PRESENT, an uplifting afternoon of creativity and conversation with El Sol Alumni, Current Students, UCI Poetry Mentors, and Friends. Online, Saturday, April 24, http://ow.ly/tQLI50Ej3PP

#HumanitiesForAll

Image: Poets of El Sol by Sue Cronmiller

El Sol Conexion invites you to El Sol Poets PAST AND PRESENT, an uplifting afternoon of creativity and conversation with El Sol Alumni, Current Students, UCI Poetry Mentors, and Friends. Online, Saturday, April 24, http://ow.ly/tQLI50Ej3PP

#HumanitiesForAll

Image: Poets of El Sol by Sue Cronmiller

Save the date for our final California on the Ballot program on 4/29, “California Youth and the Ballot: What Will 2040 L...
04/16/2021

Save the date for our final California on the Ballot program on 4/29, “California Youth and the Ballot: What Will 2040 Look Like?” A free, online forum to hear from the next generation of CA voters, https://bit.ly/3uVFZ16.

#CA #OntheBallot #NextGeneration #Youth

Save the date for our final California on the Ballot program on 4/29, “California Youth and the Ballot: What Will 2040 Look Like?” A free, online forum to hear from the next generation of CA voters, https://bit.ly/3uVFZ16.

#CA #OntheBallot #NextGeneration #Youth

Congratulations to the inaugural #RaininFellows in Dance, Film, Theater, and Public Space,  including Rodrigo Reyes, a C...
04/15/2021

Congratulations to the inaugural #RaininFellows in Dance, Film, Theater, and Public Space, including Rodrigo Reyes, a California Documentary Project grantee. https://krfoundation.org/arts/partnerships/rainin-fellowship/2021-fellows/

Image: A collage of the four inaugural Rainin Fellows: Rodrigo Reyes, Amara Tabor-Smith, People’s Kitchen Collective, and Margo Hall.

Congratulations to the inaugural #RaininFellows in Dance, Film, Theater, and Public Space, including Rodrigo Reyes, a California Documentary Project grantee. https://krfoundation.org/arts/partnerships/rainin-fellowship/2021-fellows/

Image: A collage of the four inaugural Rainin Fellows: Rodrigo Reyes, Amara Tabor-Smith, People’s Kitchen Collective, and Margo Hall.

Each March, staff and board members from the  state and jurisdictional humanities councils gather in Washington, DC for ...
04/14/2021

Each March, staff and board members from the state and jurisdictional humanities councils gather in Washington, DC for Humanities on the Hill, an opportunity to meet with Congressional members and their staff to talk about their work in districts. Read more about this advocacy event that went virtual this year! http://ow.ly/qDfC50Ej3lB

#Humanities #advocacy

Image: HOH DC Building

Each March, staff and board members from the state and jurisdictional humanities councils gather in Washington, DC for Humanities on the Hill, an opportunity to meet with Congressional members and their staff to talk about their work in districts. Read more about this advocacy event that went virtual this year! http://ow.ly/qDfC50Ej3lB

#Humanities #advocacy

Image: HOH DC Building

Learn more about Kevin Young, poet and director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washin...
04/12/2021

Learn more about Kevin Young, poet and director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., in this @NEHgov magazine interview, “Black Poetry Anthologized.” https://www.neh.gov/article/black-poetry-anthologized

#HumanitiesforAll #Poetry #NationalPoetryMonth

Image: Kevin Young photo by Melanie Dunea

Learn more about Kevin Young, poet and director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., in this @NEHgov magazine interview, “Black Poetry Anthologized.” https://www.neh.gov/article/black-poetry-anthologized

#HumanitiesforAll #Poetry #NationalPoetryMonth

Image: Kevin Young photo by Melanie Dunea

The onset of Spring is celebrated by Iranians, or Persians, around the world. In this blog, California Humanities board ...
04/10/2021

The onset of Spring is celebrated by Iranians, or Persians, around the world. In this blog, California Humanities board member Shiva Farivar explains the traditions of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, which just took place on March 20. http://ow.ly/igrd50EePzg

#Nowruz #PersianNewYear

Image: Nowruz Image Courtesy of Shiva Farivar

The onset of Spring is celebrated by Iranians, or Persians, around the world. In this blog, California Humanities board member Shiva Farivar explains the traditions of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, which just took place on March 20. http://ow.ly/igrd50EePzg

#Nowruz #PersianNewYear

Image: Nowruz Image Courtesy of Shiva Farivar

“The humanities are peacemakers…one of the most powerful ways to generate peace is by listening …” Find out more about J...
04/09/2021

“The humanities are peacemakers…one of the most powerful ways to generate peace is by listening …” Find out more about Juan Felipe Herrera, former US Poet Laureate, and his thoughts about poetry and the humanities in this “We are the Humanities” interview. http://ow.ly/F5gE50EePhJ

#HumanitiesforAll #Poetry #NationalPoetryMonth

Image: Juan Felipe Herrera Video Interview Screenshot

“The humanities are peacemakers…one of the most powerful ways to generate peace is by listening …” Find out more about Juan Felipe Herrera, former US Poet Laureate, and his thoughts about poetry and the humanities in this “We are the Humanities” interview. http://ow.ly/F5gE50EePhJ

#HumanitiesforAll #Poetry #NationalPoetryMonth

Image: Juan Felipe Herrera Video Interview Screenshot

04/08/2021
The Fourth Branch Media & Democracy

Live now! California Humanities and Dr. Ray Briggs, Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and co-host of the Philosophy Talk radio program, conversates with California journalists and thinkers.

What is non-profit news? What do developments in the local news landscape mean for journalism’s civic mission? Learn mor...
04/08/2021

What is non-profit news? What do developments in the local news landscape mean for journalism’s civic mission? Learn more at today’s California on the Ballot event, “The Fourth Branch: Media and Democracy” 4-5 pm. RSVP at https://bit.ly/3bcqc6s.

Photo: Harris & Ewing, photographer. Newspapers Coming Off Press. United States, 1936. [March] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016882201/.

What is non-profit news? What do developments in the local news landscape mean for journalism’s civic mission? Learn more at today’s California on the Ballot event, “The Fourth Branch: Media and Democracy” 4-5 pm. RSVP at https://bit.ly/3bcqc6s.

Photo: Harris & Ewing, photographer. Newspapers Coming Off Press. United States, 1936. [March] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016882201/.

Next week, California Lutheran University’s “Voices of the Nation: Celebrating the Work of U.S. Poets Laureate” explores...
04/07/2021

Next week, California Lutheran University’s “Voices of the Nation: Celebrating the Work of U.S. Poets Laureate” explores the content and context of current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.

Wednesday, April 14, 7-8 pm.
http://ow.ly/FBRO50EeOXM

#Humanities #Poetry

Image: Joy Harjo Photo by Paul Abdoo

Next week, California Lutheran University’s “Voices of the Nation: Celebrating the Work of U.S. Poets Laureate” explores the content and context of current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.

Wednesday, April 14, 7-8 pm.
http://ow.ly/FBRO50EeOXM

#Humanities #Poetry

Image: Joy Harjo Photo by Paul Abdoo

This Thursday, join Dr. Ray Briggs, Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and co-host of the Philosophy Talk ra...
04/06/2021

This Thursday, join Dr. Ray Briggs, Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and co-host of the Philosophy Talk radio program, in conversation with Tasmeen Raja, Editor-in-Chief of The Oaklandside, Reyna Olaguez, Executive Director of South Kern Sol, Megan Garvey, Executive Editor of KPCC + LAist, and Sarah Stierch, researcher and journalist, as they discuss the development of media and democracy.

Thursday, April 8 from 4-5 pm, Free
RSVP at https://bit.ly/3bcqc6s

#CA #OntheBallot #Media

Photo: Harris & Ewing, photographer. Newspapers Coming Off Press. United States, 1936. [March] Photograph.

This Thursday, join Dr. Ray Briggs, Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and co-host of the Philosophy Talk radio program, in conversation with Tasmeen Raja, Editor-in-Chief of The Oaklandside, Reyna Olaguez, Executive Director of South Kern Sol, Megan Garvey, Executive Editor of KPCC + LAist, and Sarah Stierch, researcher and journalist, as they discuss the development of media and democracy.

Thursday, April 8 from 4-5 pm, Free
RSVP at https://bit.ly/3bcqc6s

#CA #OntheBallot #Media

Photo: Harris & Ewing, photographer. Newspapers Coming Off Press. United States, 1936. [March] Photograph.

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We are an independent nonprofit organization and a partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1975, we have been promoting the humanities as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. We produce, fund, create, and support humanities-based projects and programs, eye-opening cultural experiences and meaningful conversations. In our more than 40 year history, California Humanities has awarded over $30 million in grants across the state, reaching every Congressional district.

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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
Thank you California Humanities
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
Currently attending the Quick Grants Webinar, thanks folks!
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