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March 2019 Enews
News and Events from California Humanities
2.28.2019
Mimi Plumb, Cesar Chavez delivers a speech to the supporters of the United Farmworkers Union (July 26, 1975), Camp Roberts.
Four Projects Highlight Cesar Chavez' Legacy Throughout the State
 
From youth garden projects on the Central Coast to Latino history in the Central Valley, from film about the Filipino laborers who helped start the United Farm Workers to uncovering little-known photos of the Chicano farmworker movement, celebrate Cesar Chavez Day all month with four projects from California Humanities past and present that focus on the charismatic leader and the labor movement he helped to found which still carries on today.
Learn All About It
Two young people look into a camera.
Don't Forget
A group of women dressed in traditional South Asian clothing dance in a room underneath a ceiling hung with flags from many different countries.
Our Favorite Projects for Women's History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, we highlight a few projects from our own history focusing on the accomplishments of different individuals and groups of women from around California.
See Our List
Sonia Nazario stands next to Shasta College History Instructor Chris Rodriguez, and a display of books selected that relate to themes of immigration and journalism.
Recap: Highlights from CA 2020 at Shasta College

The final program of the CA 2020: Democracy & the Informed Citizen speaker series took place in early February. Red on to learn how the Redding community responded to Pulitzer Prize-winner Sonia Nazario, and how students investigated the impacts of the Carr Fire with California Humanities' support.
Get the Story
The cover of the Negro Travelers' Green Book from Spring 1956.
 
The recent Oscar wins of Hollywood's Green Book has sparked renewed interest in the story behind the original book. In our two-part blog post, Dr. Kenya Davis-Hayes, history professor and former Board Member explains the guide's significance to African Americans and our staff picks out several sites the guide listed in California.
Check it Out
Check out these California Humanities-supported events happening in March. 
A person wearing Aztec makeup and clothing dances.

SANTA ANA
Imagining Santa Ana Community Mural Dedication & Celebration
Saturday, March 2, 2–4 pm

Supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.

A woman stands in front of a red shipping container with her back to the camera. Her shirt reads "There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not lead single-issue lives."—Audre Lorde

SAN DIEGO
The Fire in Me: An Exploration of Domestic Violence in San Diego’s Filipino Community
Sunday, March 10, 2–4:30 pm


A theater performance supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.

Film still from Grab a Hunk of Lightning.

SACRAMENTO
Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning
Thursday, March 21, 6:30–8:30 pm


A screening of a California Documentary Project-supported film.

Robin Lasser, Dream Boats: San José Stories – Vietnamese Diaspora, 2018; video projection mapping installation. Photo courtesy of Robin Lasser.​

SAN JOSE
Stories from the Farther Shore: Southeast Asian Film
Wednesday March 20–Sunday, March 24

A film festival supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.

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IMAGES (top to bottom): Mimi Plumb, Cesar Chavez delivers a speech to the supporters of the United Farmworkers Union (July 26, 1975), Camp Roberts; Courtesy of Youth Beat; Still from DANCE AROUND THE WORLD; California Humanities; Cover, Negro Travelers' Green Book, Spring 1956; Danza Mesoamericana. Photo Credit: Adriana Alexander; Courtesy of The Fire in Me; Still from DOROTHEA LANGE: GRAB A HUNK OF LIGHTNING; Robin Lasser, Dream Boats: San José Stories – Vietnamese Diaspora, 2018; video projection mapping installation. Photo courtesy of Robin Lasser.