(LOS ANGELES, CALIF.) — California Humanities has recently announced the 2017 Humanities For All Quick Grant awards. The National Autonomous University of Mexico in Los Angeles has been awarded $4,990 for its project entitled “MXLA2017: Year of Mexico in Los Angeles.”
Humanities For All Quick Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities. Grants are awarded to projects that give expression to the extraordinary variety of histories and experiences of California’s places and people to ensure that the stories can be shared widely. These narratives help us find our commonalities, appreciate our differences, and learn something new about how to live well together. UNAM-LA will contribute to the “Year of Mexico in Los Angeles” through three main activities that have the purpose of showing different perspectives on Mexican culture and heritage with the public, as well as generating an enriching dialogue about Mexican identity and the points of intersection with American life. The three events include the commemoration of the birth centennial of Juan Rulfo, the centennial of the Mexican Constitution, and a concert by Octeto Sicarú. All events will be free of charge and open to the public.
“Everyone participates in the humanities in one way or another, and everyone has something to share to help us better understand and appreciate each other,” noted Tricia Wynne, chair of the board of California Humanities. Our new Humanities for All Quick Grants program is a way to make support for public humanities programs more accessible across the state of California, amplifying voices we may not often hear.”
California Humanities is an independent nonprofit and state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This year marks the organization’s 40th anniversary of promoting the humanities as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. The organization produces, funds, creates and supports humanities-based projects and programs, eye-opening cultural experiences and meaningful conversations. During the past 40 years, California Humanities has awarded over $29 million in grants across the state. For more on California Humanities’ work and current initiatives, please visit www.calhum.org, connect on Facebook at “California Humanities,” and Twitter at @CalHumanities.