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Join the GLBT Historical Society for “Who was Sally Gearheart? Remembering a Le***an Legend” on October 29. The event in...
10/16/2021

Join the GLBT Historical Society for “Who was Sally Gearheart? Remembering a Le***an Legend” on October 29. The event includes a panel discussion and is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant. https://bit.ly/3os3D4R

#HumanitiesforAll

Image: Sally Gearhart speaking at a No on 6 demonstration. Photo by Steve Savage.

Join the GLBT Historical Society for “Who was Sally Gearheart? Remembering a Le***an Legend” on October 29. The event includes a panel discussion and is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant. https://bit.ly/3os3D4R

#HumanitiesforAll

Image: Sally Gearhart speaking at a No on 6 demonstration. Photo by Steve Savage.

We look forward to presenting this new virtual event, “Programming in a Pandemic: Options for Physically Distanced Progr...
10/16/2021

We look forward to presenting this new virtual event, “Programming in a Pandemic: Options for Physically Distanced Programming,” on November 18. Featuring humanities programmers from across the state and facilitated by Dr. Oliver Rosales of @BakersfieldCollege History Department. Learn more & register at https://bit.ly/2Y2XoK1

#HumanitiesPrograms #SocialDistance

We look forward to presenting this new virtual event, “Programming in a Pandemic: Options for Physically Distanced Programming,” on November 18. Featuring humanities programmers from across the state and facilitated by Dr. Oliver Rosales of @BakersfieldCollege History Department. Learn more & register at https://bit.ly/2Y2XoK1

#HumanitiesPrograms #SocialDistance

Read a sampling of the exciting activities taking place around the state in October from libraries participating in our ...
10/15/2021

Read a sampling of the exciting activities taking place around the state in October from libraries participating in our Library Innovation Lab Program, including celebrations for Hispanic heritage month, https://calhum.org/hispanic-heritage-month-ca-libraries/

Image: San Leandro Public Library offers tamales “to-go” by Salvadorean-American Chef Anthony Salguera of Popoco Restaurant in Oakland.

Read a sampling of the exciting activities taking place around the state in October from libraries participating in our Library Innovation Lab Program, including celebrations for Hispanic heritage month, https://calhum.org/hispanic-heritage-month-ca-libraries/

Image: San Leandro Public Library offers tamales “to-go” by Salvadorean-American Chef Anthony Salguera of Popoco Restaurant in Oakland.

Join us today at 4 pm for “After the Vote: Recall Elections in California,” a free online panel discussion as part of ou...
10/14/2021

Join us today at 4 pm for “After the Vote: Recall Elections in California,” a free online panel discussion as part of our ongoing electoral engagement discussion series, California on the Ballot. Register at https://bit.ly/3jvDVJv #WhyCivicsMatters @HumFed

#CAontheBallot #recall

Join us today at 4 pm for “After the Vote: Recall Elections in California,” a free online panel discussion as part of our ongoing electoral engagement discussion series, California on the Ballot. Register at https://bit.ly/3jvDVJv #WhyCivicsMatters @HumFed

#CAontheBallot #recall

This Friday, enjoy a showcase of Afro-Latin music and culture with Radio Café, a musical trio specializing in Afro-Peruv...
10/13/2021

This Friday, enjoy a showcase of Afro-Latin music and culture with Radio Café, a musical trio specializing in Afro-Peruvian music, Cumbia, and Son. Presented by Santa Barbara Public Library with support from our Library Innovation Lab program @spblibrary https://bit.ly/3CVh80A

#Libraries #FreeEvent #SantaBarbara

Image: Radio Café Courtesy of Santa Barbara Public Library

This Friday, enjoy a showcase of Afro-Latin music and culture with Radio Café, a musical trio specializing in Afro-Peruvian music, Cumbia, and Son. Presented by Santa Barbara Public Library with support from our Library Innovation Lab program @spblibrary https://bit.ly/3CVh80A

#Libraries #FreeEvent #SantaBarbara

Image: Radio Café Courtesy of Santa Barbara Public Library

California Humanities invites proposals for the 2021 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant program for film, audio,...
10/13/2021

California Humanities invites proposals for the 2021 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant program for film, audio, and interactive media projects that explore California in all its complexity. Productions of any documentary style and length are eligible—shorts, features, podcasts, web series, VR, (and more). Apply by 11/1 - https://mailchi.mp/calhum/cdp-deadline-reminder-2021

California Humanities invites proposals for the 2021 California Documentary Project (CDP) grant program for film, audio, and interactive media projects that explore California in all its complexity. Productions of any documentary style and length are eligible—shorts, features, podcasts, web series, VR, (and more). Apply by 11/1 - https://mailchi.mp/calhum/cdp-deadline-reminder-2021

This Thursday at 4 pm, we invite you to reflect with us at “After the Vote: Recall Elections in California,” a free, onl...
10/11/2021

This Thursday at 4 pm, we invite you to reflect with us at “After the Vote: Recall Elections in California,” a free, online conversation. This program kicks off our second season of California on the Ballot, a free public discussion series examining the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California. Read more about the event at https://calhum.org/cob-after-the-vote-recall/

#CAontheBallot #whycivicsmatter

This Thursday at 4 pm, we invite you to reflect with us at “After the Vote: Recall Elections in California,” a free, online conversation. This program kicks off our second season of California on the Ballot, a free public discussion series examining the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California. Read more about the event at https://calhum.org/cob-after-the-vote-recall/

#CAontheBallot #whycivicsmatter

The annual @Frameline Completion Fund offers up to $5k to emerging and established filmmakers in the post-production pha...
10/09/2021

The annual @Frameline Completion Fund offers up to $5k to emerging and established filmmakers in the post-production phase of their LGBTQ+ projects. Apply today at https://bit.ly/3ylD82j

Image Courtesy of Frameline

The annual @Frameline Completion Fund offers up to $5k to emerging and established filmmakers in the post-production phase of their LGBTQ+ projects. Apply today at https://bit.ly/3ylD82j

Image Courtesy of Frameline

Santa Barbara Public Library invites artists of Latin American origin to submit works of visual art for a featured show,...
10/08/2021

Santa Barbara Public Library invites artists of Latin American origin to submit works of visual art for a featured show, “The Things We Do Not Say: Intergenerational Conversations Through Art on Taboo Subjects.” This exhibition is supported by the Library Innovation Lab program, & selected pieces will display throughout October. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2ZjlmRd @sbplibrary

#LibraryInnovationLab #Arts&HumanitiesMonth

Image Courtesy of Santa Barbara Public Library

Santa Barbara Public Library invites artists of Latin American origin to submit works of visual art for a featured show, “The Things We Do Not Say: Intergenerational Conversations Through Art on Taboo Subjects.” This exhibition is supported by the Library Innovation Lab program, & selected pieces will display throughout October. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2ZjlmRd @sbplibrary

#LibraryInnovationLab #Arts&HumanitiesMonth

Image Courtesy of Santa Barbara Public Library

Congratulations to the 15 California-based projects awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities' Ameri...
10/08/2021

Congratulations to the 15 California-based projects awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities' American Rescue Plan funding! Over $11 million will support these projects and a total of $87.8 million is allocated nationwide.

NEH’s SHARP grants provide emergency relief to help offset financial losses sustained by humanities organizations over the last 18 months. This funding will preserve humanities jobs and support the reopening and rebuilding of humanities programs.

Please join us in congratulating the recent grant recipients and thanking the @NEHgov for their support of the humanities. https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-awards-878-million-arp-relief-funding

Congratulations to the 15 California-based projects awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities' American Rescue Plan funding! Over $11 million will support these projects and a total of $87.8 million is allocated nationwide.

NEH’s SHARP grants provide emergency relief to help offset financial losses sustained by humanities organizations over the last 18 months. This funding will preserve humanities jobs and support the reopening and rebuilding of humanities programs.

Please join us in congratulating the recent grant recipients and thanking the @NEHgov for their support of the humanities. https://www.neh.gov/news/neh-awards-878-million-arp-relief-funding

Congratulations to Japanese American writer, editor, and visual artist Shizue Seigel who was recently recognized with a ...
10/07/2021

Congratulations to Japanese American writer, editor, and visual artist Shizue Seigel who was recently recognized with a Jefferson Award presented by CBS San Francisco for her work supporting Bay Area writers and artists of color. Suzie received a Humanities for All Quick Grant to support the project, “Stand Up and Be Counted to Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color.”
https://cbsloc.al/3CJ4DFl

#HumanitiesforAll #BayArea

Image: Shizue Siegel Jefferson Award Highlight on KPIX

Congratulations to Japanese American writer, editor, and visual artist Shizue Seigel who was recently recognized with a Jefferson Award presented by CBS San Francisco for her work supporting Bay Area writers and artists of color. Suzie received a Humanities for All Quick Grant to support the project, “Stand Up and Be Counted to Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color.”
https://cbsloc.al/3CJ4DFl

#HumanitiesforAll #BayArea

Image: Shizue Siegel Jefferson Award Highlight on KPIX

On the one-month anniversary of the California Gubernatorial Recall Election, join us for “After the Vote: Recall Electi...
10/07/2021

On the one-month anniversary of the California Gubernatorial Recall Election, join us for “After the Vote: Recall Elections in California,” a free online panel discussion as part of our ongoing electoral engagement discussion series, California on the Ballot. Thursday, October 14 at 4 pm. Register at https://bit.ly/3jvDVJv #WhyCivicsMatters @HumFed

#CAontheBallot #recall

On the one-month anniversary of the California Gubernatorial Recall Election, join us for “After the Vote: Recall Elections in California,” a free online panel discussion as part of our ongoing electoral engagement discussion series, California on the Ballot. Thursday, October 14 at 4 pm. Register at https://bit.ly/3jvDVJv #WhyCivicsMatters @HumFed

#CAontheBallot #recall

@ysrac, in collaboration with the University Galleries, Sacramento State, presents Rajkamal Kahlon, a South Asian Americ...
10/06/2021

@ysrac, in collaboration with the University Galleries, Sacramento State, presents Rajkamal Kahlon, a South Asian American artist, working with archival materials sourced from books, military reports, & photographs. The exhibit is available until October 29, with an artist talk and community reception on October 8. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant. https://bit.ly/3ELqJsO

#Humanities #Art

Image Courtesy of Yuba Sutter Arts

@ysrac, in collaboration with the University Galleries, Sacramento State, presents Rajkamal Kahlon, a South Asian American artist, working with archival materials sourced from books, military reports, & photographs. The exhibit is available until October 29, with an artist talk and community reception on October 8. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant. https://bit.ly/3ELqJsO

#Humanities #Art

Image Courtesy of Yuba Sutter Arts

We want to hear from you! Our initiative, California on the Ballot, delves into topics related to electoral engagement i...
10/05/2021

We want to hear from you! Our initiative, California on the Ballot, delves into topics related to electoral engagement in California’s past, present, and future, such as direct democracy, voting artifacts, and gubernatorial recalls. What topic(s) are you curious to see discussed in a future event? Let us know in the comments area by filling out this short survey,
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BN9C3ZJ

#CAontheBallot #whycivicsmatter

We want to hear from you! Our initiative, California on the Ballot, delves into topics related to electoral engagement in California’s past, present, and future, such as direct democracy, voting artifacts, and gubernatorial recalls. What topic(s) are you curious to see discussed in a future event? Let us know in the comments area by filling out this short survey,
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BN9C3ZJ

#CAontheBallot #whycivicsmatter

Proposals for the 2021 California Documentary Project grant program for film, audio, and interactive media projects that...
10/05/2021
California Documentary Project Grants - California Humanities

Proposals for the 2021 California Documentary Project grant program for film, audio, and interactive media projects that explore California in all its complexity are accepted until November 1.

Funding is available in two categories:
· Research and Development Grants up to $10,000
· Production Grants up to $50,000

For grant guidelines, application instructions, and a list of previously awarded projects please visit https://bit.ly/3hpC45f

The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports the research and development and production stages of film, audio, and digital media projects that seek to document California in all its complexity. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth and...

Through California on the Ballot, a statewide initiative, we invite the people of California and beyond to reflect and t...
10/02/2021
Highlights from California on the Ballot

Through California on the Ballot, a statewide initiative, we invite the people of California and beyond to reflect and talk—with journalists, historians, election experts, and more—about the past, present, and future of electoral engagement in California. Check out our video highlights reel from our recent offerings #WhyCivicsMatters @HumFed https://youtu.be/cGG5krjQMUo

California on the Ballot is a statewide initiative created by California Humanities in 2020. This free series of public programs invites the people of Califo...

The Thai El Monte Garment Workers project raises awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking of foreign nationals i...
10/01/2021

The Thai El Monte Garment Workers project raises awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking of foreign nationals into the United States for sexual exploitation or the performance of slave labor. In this interview, Project Directors Chanchanit Martorell and Panida Rzonca share more information about their inspiration for this project and ways they engage with the public. Read more about this Humanities for All Project Grant supported the project at
https://bit.ly/3zhtrCl

#GarmentWorkers #Labor #HumanitiesforAll

Image: Thai El Monte Garment Workers Exhibit Photo Courtesy of Curtis McElhinney (TCDC)

The Thai El Monte Garment Workers project raises awareness of the prevalence of human trafficking of foreign nationals into the United States for sexual exploitation or the performance of slave labor. In this interview, Project Directors Chanchanit Martorell and Panida Rzonca share more information about their inspiration for this project and ways they engage with the public. Read more about this Humanities for All Project Grant supported the project at
https://bit.ly/3zhtrCl

#GarmentWorkers #Labor #HumanitiesforAll

Image: Thai El Monte Garment Workers Exhibit Photo Courtesy of Curtis McElhinney (TCDC)

We are hiring! California Humanities seeks an Operations Coordinator. This position is responsible for all aspects of op...
09/30/2021

We are hiring! California Humanities seeks an Operations Coordinator. This position is responsible for all aspects of operations at California Humanities, including bookkeeping, facility management, technology support, systems management, and office administration. To apply, please send resumes by October 15. For the full job description visit https://calhum.org/about-us/job-opportunities/

We are hiring! California Humanities seeks an Operations Coordinator. This position is responsible for all aspects of operations at California Humanities, including bookkeeping, facility management, technology support, systems management, and office administration. To apply, please send resumes by October 15. For the full job description visit https://calhum.org/about-us/job-opportunities/

“Meaning-making is part of every day on our farm.” Nikiko Masumoto –farmer, artist, writer - speaks with President & CEO...
09/29/2021

“Meaning-making is part of every day on our farm.” Nikiko Masumoto –farmer, artist, writer - speaks with President & CEO Julie Fry about farmers, labor, and engaging community at the Masumoto Family Farm in the Central Valley. Read the blog post at https://calhum.org/nikiko-masumoto-interview-2021/

#MasumotoFarms

Image: Masumoto Farms photo by Julie Fry

“Meaning-making is part of every day on our farm.” Nikiko Masumoto –farmer, artist, writer - speaks with President & CEO Julie Fry about farmers, labor, and engaging community at the Masumoto Family Farm in the Central Valley. Read the blog post at https://calhum.org/nikiko-masumoto-interview-2021/

#MasumotoFarms

Image: Masumoto Farms photo by Julie Fry

On the one-month anniversary of the California Gubernatorial Recall Election, join us for “After the Vote: Recall Electi...
09/29/2021

On the one-month anniversary of the California Gubernatorial Recall Election, join us for “After the Vote: Recall Elections in California” a free online panel discussion as part of our ongoing electoral engagement discussion series, California on the Ballot. Thursday, October 14 at 4 pm. Register at https://bit.ly/3jvDVJv #WhyCivicsMatters @HumFed

#CAontheBallot #recall

On the one-month anniversary of the California Gubernatorial Recall Election, join us for “After the Vote: Recall Elections in California” a free online panel discussion as part of our ongoing electoral engagement discussion series, California on the Ballot. Thursday, October 14 at 4 pm. Register at https://bit.ly/3jvDVJv #WhyCivicsMatters @HumFed

#CAontheBallot #recall

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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