Bi-Weekly Update - Aug. 13

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 Historical Society

Murales en la Comunidad: Free Family Day Celebration

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 12:00 PM LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes 501 North Main Street, Los Angeles Learn More

Celebrate community murals with us! LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, in collaboration with City Terrace Park, invites you and your family to a free Family Day celebration. Be inspired by the mural Inner Resources (©1990), painted by muralist Paul Botello, and participate in hands-on art, culinary, and garden workshops!

Family Day Workshops:

  • Murales inspired by your Community - Learn about muralist Paul Botello, his mural “Inner Resources” ©1990, and the way he uses murals and art to give communities a voice. Create your own mural and tell us what message you have for your community!

  • Plantas para la Comunidad - Grow your own garden! Visit the garden workshop for live plants to take home with you.

  • Multi-Sensory Exploration with Herbs and Spices - Explore herbs & spices using the five senses. Prepare a tasty Mexican seasoning that you can take home to add to your favorite recipes!

Exploring Red Power in the 1960s

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 6:00 PM California Historical Society, San Francisco Learn More

When we think about the 1960s in California, certain images come to mind of hippies with flowers in their hair, the Grateful Dead, anti-war protests, or racial justice organizations like the Black Panthers, Diggers, or Brown Berets. Coinciding with these historical events was the Indians of All Tribes takeover of Alcatraz Island in November of 1969. The Alcatraz occupation triggered a national movement as American Indian peoples united to fight for land reclamation, environmental protection, human rights, cultural preservation, and ultimately sovereignty under the banner of Red Power. This event attempts to bring together key veterans from the Alcatraz takeover and scholars to discuss the larger Red Power movement of the 1960s. Moderator: Professor Sherry L. Smith. Panelists: Professor Kent Blansett; Professor Edward D. Castillo; and Dr. LaNada War Jack.

History Keepers: Eleven Stories That Moved Los Angeles

August 4 - October 1, 2017 El Tranquilo Gallery & Information Center El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument 634 N Main Street, Los Angeles, California Entrance on Olvera Street, W-19

For more than two hundred years, Los Angeles has been molded and shaped by its people. This exhibition tells eleven compelling stories that are part of our city’s complex fabric. Some are stories of promise, others are of despair. In the retelling, these stories that have shaped our city move us emotionally in the present, helping us to understand how we got to where we are—and perhaps better see where we are going. History Keepers: Eleven Stories That Moved Los Angeles is an exhibition by the California Historical Society and LA as Subject, and is presented in partnership with El Pueblo Historical Monument and the El Pueblo Park Association. Learn More

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. Learn more SMITH LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM ON SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT REGISTRATION DISCOUNT

The 2017 Smith Leadership Symposium will take place September 6 in Balboa Park, San Diego. A timely professional development opportunity, this year’s symposium focuses on how individuals can be advocates for themselves and for organizations as a whole through civil discourse and inclusive programming. What is your organization’s social responsibility to the arts, culture, and science community, as well as the community at large? How can organizations be more civically engaged? The symposium brings together local and national speakers for a full day of exploration into these important questions. Use code Affiliate_Org to receive $5 off registration. Learn more


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. Learn more


The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to verify that all employees hired after November 6, 1986 are legally entitled to work in the United States. Within the past 8 months, two different versions of the I-9 have been issued, the most recent one in July 2017. Employers may use either version until September 17, 2017, whereafter only the most recent version will be permitted. Nonprofits with Directors and Officers insurance coverage including Employment Practices Liability coverage through the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group have access to free consultations with an Employment Risk Manager. To request one, call (831) 621-6130 or email Learn more


The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 National Medal, which recognizes outstanding libraries and museums that have made significant contributions to improve the wellbeing of their communities. Anyone can nominate an institution. To be considered, the institution must complete and return a nomination form by October 2, 2017. All types of nonprofit libraries and library organizations, associations and consortia are eligible, including academic, school, digital, tribal, and special libraries or archives. Public or private nonprofit museums of any discipline are eligible, including general, art, history, science and technology, children's, and natural history and anthropology, historic houses and sites, arboretums, nature centers, aquariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and planetariums. For questions, email or call Mark Feitl, Program Specialist, (202) 653-4635 (museums) or Laura McKenzie, Administrative Specialist, (202) 653-4644 (libraries). Learn more


The 2017 Northern California Nonprofits survey report provides information about compensation, base pay, employee benefits, salary increases and personnel policies, as well as information about how peer organizations are dealing with current economic conditions. 600 nonprofits participated in the this year’s survey, reporting on over 33,000 employees. Learn more

Professional Development Opportunities


This calendar is a listing of professional development opportunities for those in the museum field, hosted by either the American Alliance of Museums or other museum service organizations. Learn more


The California Policy Forum presents What Can We Expect and How Can We Prepare?, a political forecast webinar that considers where nonprofits and philanthropy should focus their attentions in 2018. What are some of the trends to pay attention to and how will community work be impacted? Learn more 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. Learn more WEBINAR: MAJOR GIFT MAGIC: DATA + DONORS = DOLLARS – AUGUST 24

Did you know that 80% of charitable giving in the U.S. comes from individuals? Individual giving can be a fundraising cornerstone, but it first requires a major gifts program framework to keep donors committed to your cause. Emma Kieran will lead a presentation on how to build a framework to help you define major gifts, find prospects, and build relationships that lead to big gifts. Learn more EMERGING LEADERS OF COLOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE – AUGUST 31

Western States Arts Federation is seeking applicants for their 2017 Emerging Leaders of Color Professional Development Program. The program promotes equity in the arts by building a cohort of cultural leaders of color in the western United States, strengthening competencies and preparing participants for leadership positions in the field by providing networking opportunities and deepening their understanding of the arts in America. Two California participants will be selected. Learn more WEBINAR: HOW TO MAKE EVERYONE AT YOUR NONPROFIT A FUNDRAISER – SEPTEMBER 12

How can you create a culture in which everyone shares responsibility for fundraising? Many factors contribute to a nonprofit’s desire to shift to a culture of philanthropy — perhaps the biggest driver is the fierce competition for charitable dollars. Learn more WEBINAR: GETTING STARTED WITH EMPLOYEE ONBOARDING – SEPTEMBER 14

The AAM Getting Started series presents basic and practical information on selected topics for museum colleagues new to their functional role and/or individuals entering the museum field from a different industry. Join museum human resources professionals to discuss the basics of employee onboarding, including defining and crafting an onboarding process, developing activities to include at various points in your onboarding program, and creating an onboarding toolkit to customize for your institution. Learn more


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