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About this Project

Make YOUR Story Part of California's Story

We Are California is the first-ever website devoted to the history of California immigration and migration, and the first-ever website where Californians can tell their own coming-to-California stories. We invite you to explore the remarkable stories of your fellow Californians — past and present — and to  add your own — or your family’s — "We Are California" story.


Introduction: California — State of Immigration and Change

The history of California is a story of massive growth and constant change. It is a unique and fascinating tale that brings together California’s vast and diverse landscape with the state’s most dynamic feature – its people. Read more of Lead Scholar Martin Meeker's introduction here.


An Ever-Growing Site

We Are California will continue to grow as Californians contribute their coming-to-California stories. In addition, an advisory group of scholars will regularly review the site and add new categories and historical content so that We Are California continues to reflect our state's dynamic story of growth and change. Read more about our Advisory Group here.


Contact Us

We Are California is a project of the California Council for the Humanities. We invite you to tell us what you think about this website by taking our survey. If you have additional comments or suggestions about the site, email us at: wearecalifornia@calhum.org.