Bi-Weekly Update - July 30

Hello CCPHers, Here are some interesting history events happening soon in California as well as articles pertaining to history. In other news: CCPH invites any announcements or articles relating to history from our members and mailing list to include in our updates. CCPH is also accepting submissions for our California History Action web page. Any Public History articles, book reviews, events and/or projects are welcomed as submissions to help us promote history. Email any of your submissions to Thank you for your continuous support!

From: California Humanities

Latest News

HFA Project Grant Deadline is August 16, 2017

Applications for the second round of our new grants program, Humanities for All Project Grants, will be accepted through August 16.


California Humanities announces guidelines for the 2017 California Documentary Project Grants—deadline November 1.

Celebrating 100yrs of an iconic Oakland Landmark

To celebrate Swan’s Market’s Centennial Anniversary, we hosted two free public events in our Oakland office on July 22.

PBS Announces Broadcast Premiere for “THE VIETNAM WAR”

THE VIETNAM WAR, a landmark documentary event by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Map of America through Literature

The American Experience in 737 novels.

Upcoming Events


LOS ANGELES--For the latest installment of Echo Park Film Center’s ongoing series dedicated to cinematic explorations of race and space in Los Angeles, the EPFC Filmmobile presents a program of short films by female filmmakers of the LA Rebellion including Ijeoma Iloputaife, Barbara McCullough, Alile Sharon Larkin and Stormé (Bright) Sweet. FREE!

History Walk & Sound Bath

LLANO--Please join us to walk under the waxing sturgeon moon, reflecting on the end of the Llano del Rio utopian socialist experiment in the Antelope Valley with Karyl Newman, arriving at the silo ruin for a tranquil sound bath to contemplate our next steps with local artists Jean Monte, Moriah Cain Gross and Kristen Cramer.

Potluck Poetry Workshop #3

MONTEREY PARK--Join us for the third in a series of workshops on poetry. The third workshop will celebrate poetry with a potluck and bilingual poetry reading performances.


LOS ANGELES-- A sequel to the sold out programs of the same name that took place in 2014 and 2016, the Echo Park Film Center Filmcicle will project five short 16mm films about race and space in Los Angeles from the UCLA and USC film archives, this time focused on Asian Americans in the city. FREE!

Humanities for All Project Grant Application Deadline

STATEWIDE-- Project Grants ($10,00 to $20,000) will be awarded twice a year for larger public humanities projects of up to two-years duration.

Harlem of the West: Author Talk at San Francisco Public Library

SAN FRANCISCO--The authors will discuss the creation of the Harlem of the West SF Project and the many ways co-author and project director Elizabeth Peppin Silva utilized numerous SF Public Library archives and resources in her research.

National Broadcast Premiere: Tribal Justice on PBS

NATIONWIDE-- In TRIBAL JUSTICE, two Native American judges reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for youth.

Panel Discussion: World War II Brings Social Change to Long Beach

LONG BEACH-- The population in Long Beach dramatically increased to support the World War II effort. Craig Hendricks, Kaye Briegel, and Jack Humphrey will discuss how this impacted everyday life.

Exhibit Closing: War Comes Home: The Legacy

UPLAND-- The War Comes Home Exhibit offers a cell phone audio tour of powerful letters read in English and Spanish that explore feelings of grief, joy, doubt, and love, bringing the real experiences of war home to all of us. These intimate perspectives – from the Civil War era through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – reveal how war can shape a life, a family, and a community.

Performance of a Staged Reading: Found Suitable

LOS ANGELES--Found Suitable, Conceived and Produced by Susan Franklin Tanner and Directed by James Macdonald, is a staged reading based upon the writing and stories of and performed by four residents of The Francisco Homes transitional housing for Lifers—men on parole from life sentences.

From: California Historical Society

Other Avenues Are Possible: The Legacy of the Peoples Food System of the San Francisco Bay Area

Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Learn More

Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff will discuss her new book, Other Avenues Are Possible: The Legacy of the People's Food System of the San Francisco Bay Area, which offers a vivid account of the dramatic rise and fall of the San Francisco People’s Food System of the 1970s.

Gustavo Arrellano leads a panel discussion for ¡Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals Under Siege

Sunday, August 20, 2017, 4:00 PM Vroman's Bookstore 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101 Learn More

The Chicano Civil Rights Movement (El Movimiento) of the 1960s and 1970s protested the social, political, and educational inequalities in Mexican American communities across the country, primarily in the Southwest. Chicana/Chicano muralists also took to the streets - with their art - creating works that expressed cultural pride, embodied political activism, and challenged the status quo. On walls of city buildings, housing projects, schools, and other community structures, they painted their interpretations of Chicana/o heritage and identity. In Los Angeles and its environs, Chicana/o murals reinvigorated and transformed communities, expanding into new genres and locations. Murales Rebeldes!: L.A. Chicana/Chicano Murals under Siege is a co-publication of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and the California Historical Society. (Angel City Press)

Panelists: ¡Murales Rebeldes! contributors, Erin M Curtis & Jessica Hough, along with Muralists Barbara Carrasco & David Botello.

From: California Association of Museums



August 12-19 is Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Week 2017. State and district work periods are ideal times to connect with state, local and federal elected officials at your museum. AAM has made it easy to participate in this critical week with a step-by-step "How To" guide. 2017 AASLH ONLINE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Register to participate virtually in the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Annual Meeting sessions September 7-8. Each session is broadcast live from the Annual Meeting as a presentation reworked for a live audience. See slides, ask questions, and interact online with presenters and the virtual audience. STEM LEARNING THROUGH MAKING INSPIRES UNDERSERVED YOUTH

Maker/STEM Education Support for 21st Century Community Learning Centers is an exemplary collaborative between national and local partners. The IMLS and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) entered into an interagency agreement to bring together science centers, children’s museums, and afterschool providers to leverage each other’s complementary strengths and collaborate as co-facilitators of learning to benefit their communities. This approach has elements of collective impact—local organizations bringing together their assets to achieve a common goal with shared measures of success. Professional Development Opportunities


Time, money, and headcount are the three most common challenges for nonprofits in creating top notch social media presence. Join Aidan Lukomnik and Sahana Jayaraman, for an in-person discussion on strategies that nonprofits can use to create their own successful social media programs. This presentation takes place in San Francisco. WEBINAR: INTERPRETING ANNIVERSARIES AND MILESTONES AT MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC SITES – AUGUST 8

This webinar will provide a wealth of ideas to jump start your anniversary planning. Learn from what others have already accomplished in their own communities. This webinar will discuss why people are drawn to celebrating and commemorating anniversaries in their own lives and in their communities, as well as the institutional benefits of planning this type of programming. WEBINAR: CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR LIVING COLLECTIONS IN THE EXOTIC ANIMAL INDUSTRY – AUGUST 9

In this webinar, Dr. Yvonne Nadler, and Ashley Zielinski of the Zoo and Aquarium All Hazards Preparedness Response and Recovery Fusion Center (ZAHP Fusion Center) will discuss the evolution of contingency planning for living collections in the exotic animal industry. This process, equally applicable to other collections, is based upon proven Federal Emergency Management Agency recommendations for the planning process. WEBINAR: UPGRADE YOUR PARTNERSHIPS: NONPROFIT COLLABORATION – AUGUST 22

Formalizing partnerships is key for successful collaboration. Funders love to see collaboration among nonprofits. grant writer Cheryl Kester will share tips for collaborating to fulfill your mission.


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