Q&A with Vincent Medina

Vincent Medina has been keeping busy: since learning the language of his Muwekma Ohlone tribe primarily from field notes and wax cylinder recordings, he has been a leader of the movement to revive Chochenyo as a spoken language. As the assistant curator at Mission Dolores in San Francisco, he is working to change the narrative […]

Virtual Dinner between Native People of California and Palestinians in Gaza to Occur April 23–May 3* at Heyday

First Virtual Dinner Guest Project for Native Peoples What if the evening news were replaced with the evening conversation? Berkeley-based nonprofit publisher Heyday and News from Native California magazine are teaming up with The Virtual Dinner Guest Project to host a meal where Native people in California break bread with Palestinians in Gaza via Skype […]

Q&A: “Masha’allah and Other Stories” author Mariah K. Young

Whether we love it or hate it, our work shapes who we are, and in Masha’allah and Other Stories, winner of the first James D. Houston award, debut author Mariah K. Young explores this idea through the stories of nine people on the fringes of life in East Oakland. Day laborers, dog breeders, bartenders, and growers invite us in as […]

The Value of the Undramatic Gesture

Excerpted from Giving with Confidence:A Guide to Savvy Philanthropy by Colburn Wilbur with Fred Setterberg, now available in hardcover from Heyday.  From “Chapter 3: The Value of the Undramatic Gesture; Principle #3: Dare to be dull.”   A Strategy of Steadiness Nonprofit executives routinely manage a dozen restricted grants and government contracts. In effect, they’re saddled with the equivalent of […]