Out and About: Queer Caribbean Diaspora, 2018



(SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.) — California Humanities has announced the more recent round of Humanities For All Quick Grant awards. QUEER CULTURAL CENTER has been awarded Five Thousand Dollars for its project entitled “Out and About: Queer Caribbean Film, Music and Poetry at Home and Abroad.”

Humanities For All Quick Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities that supports locally-initiated public humanities projects that respond to the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promotes understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy.

In 2018, Queer Cultural Center will present two events in a community setting at the African American Art & Culture Complex. The program will be targeted to the San Francisco Bay Area based LGBTQ Caribbean/Caribbean Diasporic community to provide opportunities for participants to experience, engage with, and participate in queer Caribbean culture to understand, explore, and communicate about the queer Caribbean experience. The two events will enrich the lives of the Queer Caribbean community, further develop a network of Queer Caribbean scholars and foster collaborative efforts.

“These projects will bring the complexity and diversity of California to light in new ways that will engage Californians from every part of our state, and, will help us all understand each other better,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate the 15 grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”

A complete list of all Humanities for All Project Grants can be found on the website.

California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities, promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit www.calhum.org