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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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Supporting Youth Mental Health: A Conversation with Dr. Sarah Vinson

Santa Barbara Woman’s Club at Rockwood 670 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA

Family Service Agency welcomes you to our annual fundraiser, an evening with Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, esteemed youth and child psychiatrist, and co-editor of Social (In)Justice and Mental Health and Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers. Dr. Vinson will be presenting on the topic of Supporting Youth Mental Health, followed by a Q&A. This […]

Bans Off Our Bodies! Rally and March

De La Guerra Plaza CA

Organized by Planned Parenthood California Central Coast for Saturday, May 14 at De La Guerra Plaza, this is part of a nationwide event that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of protesters. By this summer, 26 states could move to ban abortion — affecting 36 million women, plus more people who can become pregnant. […]

Community Not Cops

Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara 1535 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA

Join us for a community event where we celebrate the work and progress of the Cops Off Campus Youth Coalition and hold community discussions about youth-led activism and the importance of abolition and school safety. We will have youth testimony and speakers, tabling, food and refreshments, and opportunities to connect with other activist groups.


Serving Undocumented Immigrant Communities in Disaster and Beyond


Join 805 UndocuFund and it's founding partners Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), Future Leaders of America and Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) on May 18th at 10 AM to 11 AM for a virtual panel discussion as we share lessons we've learned in serving undocumented communities in disaster that fellow nonprofits, […]


Women United Derby Luncheon

Plaza Del Sol Hilton 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA

United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Women United Derby Luncheon will be on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 11:30-1:30 PM at the Plaza de Sol, Hilton Santa Barbara (633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93103). This year’s event will feature keynote speaker Beate Chelette. Beate is the Growth Architect and founder of The Women’s […]


New Approaches to Youth Justice: Close the School-to-Prison Pipeline


Fifteen years ago a young man was murdered in downtown Santa Barbara in a gang-related homicide. Community leaders quickly came together to address some of the problems of our young residents. Several programs were started and collaboration with the Public Safety Departments—Sheriff, Probation, District Attorney, and Public Defender– was increased and adapted. Our May 18 […]


New Approaches to Youth Justice: Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline


Join the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara (LWVSB) together with Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) on May 18 at noon for an interactive discussion about positive changes occurring in Santa Barbara County schools, public safety agencies, and with non-profit providers. • Our juvenile justice system is transitioning from punitive to […]

Central Coast Carbon Sequestration & Offset Webinar Series: Bringing It Together – An Interactive Discussion


This webinar discussion will offer series participants to engage in an open discussion, debrief their key takeaways and consider existing and future needs and resources to facilitate local carbon sequestration projects and offsets. The carbon sequestration webinar series is a collaborative effort that invites numerous partners to learn more about carbon sequestration and offsets. The […]


Bren EJ Symposium

UC Santa Barbara Bren Hall and Zoom UCSB Bren Hall, Santa Barbara, CA

The UC Santa Barbara Bren School's Environmental Justice Club Presents: 4th Annual Environmental Justice Symposium May 19-20, 2022 The 2022 EJ Symposium will explore topics ranging from the roots of environmental harm to professional advice for careers in environmental justice. This event brings together interdisciplinary scholars, activists, and thought-leaders to envision the future of environmental […]

Santa Ynez Chumash Earth Day 2022

Kitiyepumu' Park 100 Via Juana Road, Santa Ynez, CA

Invest in the Earth and enjoy family fun, local vendors, raffle prizes and food. First 150 people to register at the event will receive a swag bag! Bring your gently used clothing items for a clothing swap.