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This calendar intended to help our community stay up to date on progressive events and opportunities along the Central Coast.

Only events that meet our mission will be added. Please allow us up to 4 business days to approve or modify submissions.
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Operationalizing DEIA Peer Learning Cohort / Operacionalización de Diversidad, Equidad, Inclusión y Acceso (DEIA) Grupo de Aprendizaje entre Colegas


Apply to participate in a FREE Operationalizing DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Access) Peer Learning Cohort hosted by the Santa Barbara Foundation in partnership with i3 Institute. The course requires a commitment of six, monthly meetings (approx. 2-hours each). Monthly sessions will discuss insights and challenges including: DEIA-based leadership, why DEIA matters, DEIA assets & […]


Leading with Equity The NNCG Institute for Philanthropy Consultants

Virtual Online, Santa Barbara, CA, United States

This 2023 learning and networking opportunity welcomes the participation of philanthropy consultants who are committed to helping their grantmaking clients advance equity through philanthropy. The Leading with Equity Institute begins in April and ends in October of 2023. Held monthly, the Institute consists of seven virtual sessions led by top-notch philanthropy consultants and practitioners who […]


The Oak Group Presents – Celebrating the Protection of Nature

Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, CA, United States

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Continuing their 37-year tradition of calling attention to and supporting the preservation of open spaces in the natural world through their artwork, the Oak […]


CEC’s Climate Stewards Certification Course


This program is designed for anyone looking to play an active role in creating and implementing climate solutions in their homes, workplaces, and communities. Graduates of the Community Environmental Council's Climate Stewards certification program are equipped to play an active role in the statewide effort to advance rapid and equitable solutions to the climate crisis […]


CCC Light Shines Ahead Luncheon

Rincon Beach Club 3811 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria, CA, United States

Compassionate Care of Carpinteria (CCC) hosts its 5th annual luncheon, The Light Shines Ahead, on Wednesday, May 31st, in person, from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the beautiful Rincon Beach Club in Carpinteria. The event features steering committee chair Marybeth Carty and special guest speakers including Beth Cox and Virginia Benson Wigle. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch […]

Nicholas Galanin Let Them Enter Dancing and Showing Their Faces Presented By UCSB Arts & Lectures

Campbell Hall (Building 538, University of California, Santa Barbara, Mesa Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93106)

Proclaimed a “standout” by The New York Times, multidisciplinary artist Nicholas Galanin explores conceptions and misconceptions surrounding Indigenous identity. He is widely praised for what have been considered the “definitive works” ( of the 2019 Whitney Biennial, 2020 Australian Biennale and 2021 Desert X, among other notable exhibitions. His sculptures and multimedia installations intersect in […]


Santa Barbara Tenants Union Screening of “Push” in IV

I.V. Theater 960 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista, CA, United States

Join us for a special free screening of the powerful 2019 documentary PUSH at I.V. Theater Thursday, June 1st! This film, recently screened as part of the Santa Barbara Public Library's 2023 "Book to Action" series sheds light on the perversely common commodification of housing and its resulting mass displacement in communities throughout the world […]

Bringing Back Our Wetland: Community Film Screening & Panel Discussion

The Marjorie Luke Theatre, 721 E Cota St, Santa Barbara

Fifty years after developers filled the upper Devereux Slough in Goleta with topsoil to make way for a golf course, UC Santa Barbara embarked on a massive environmental undertaking: restore these wetlands on the north end of campus to their natural state. From groundbreaking to grand opening, a film crew captured it all on camera. […]


2023 Nuestra Loteria Gallery

Santa Maria Fairpark 937 South Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, United States

Join us Friday, June 2nd from 6 pm - 8 pm for our Loteria Exhibit! Featuring the works of students from Ernest Righetti High School & Santa Maria High School! Join us to celebrate the students of the 2023 Nuestra Loteria Project. The Students collectively created a new and uniquely youth-centered version of the Loteria […]


Fundraiser: Help Us Get to the Moral Congress! Sunday, June 4, 4pm

Support CA delegation to National Moral Poverty Action Congress! Fundraiser Sunday, June 4, 4pm PT You’re invited to a very special virtual film screening of the rarely-seen documentary King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis. Also featuring our special guest, the actor and activist Danny Glover. RSVP

Free with fundraiser

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) Training – Virtual

Join the movement in Santa Barbara County to strengthen our community because we can all be more aware and informed. Hosted by Mental Wellness Center, FSA, and YouthWell. VIRTUAL class Thursday, June 8th, 9:00am to 2:30pm, YMHFA non-blended VIRTUAL class Youth Mental Health First Aid is a comprehensive training designed to equip educators, family members, […]