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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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Maria Ressa How to Stand Up to a Dictator

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

Celebrated around the world for her commitment to free expression, human dignity and democratic government, journalist Maria Ressa has spent decades speaking truth to power and challenging corruption. The recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, Ressa has had multiple arrest warrants filed against her for her reporting on the authoritarian administration of Philippine President […]

$10 – $35

Women’s March Poster Making Event January 20, 2023

The Women's March of Santa Maria Valley will be be hosting a poster making event on the evening of January 20,23 at the UDW Hall 402 S. Miller (Cook and Miller)at 5:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M. The event is in preparation for the 5th annual Women's March that will be held at Minami Park on January 21, […]

Women’s March Poster Making Event January 20, 2023 Spanish image

WOMEN'S MARCH - SANTA MARIA VALLEY - Para todas las mujeres en todas partes ¡Únase a la Marcha de Mujeres del Valle de Santa María en nuestro evento de CREACIÓN DE CARTELES! ¡Ayuda a crear arte en solidaridad con nuestra marcha anual el sábado 21 de enero de 2023 a las 11 am! ¡EL ARTE […]

Women’s March January 21, 11:00 a.m. at Minami Park

WOMEN'S MARCH - SANTA MARIA VALLEY - SAVE THE DATE! FOR ALL WOMEN EVERYWHERE 11 AM - SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2023 MINAMI CENTER 600 W ENOS DR, SANTA MARIA WE ARE MORE THAN ROE! || H JANUARY 2023

Women’s March Santa Barbara 2023

Santa Barbara will again join with Women’s March sisters nationally to remind our representatives (and each other) that Women’s Rights are Human Rights! Community gathering in De La Guerra Plaza at 11am, with music and dancing, will include tables from many local organizations with ways to take action locally, and to make signs. Speakers will […]

CCI – TAX TIPS FOR ARTISTS

Zoom

Tax season ushers in waves of fear and anxiety among artists and independent business folks alike. Akeem's focus as a tax preparer is to provide excellent, committed service for folks who’ve been intrepid and have a diverse mix of 1099s, W-2s, bank statements and unreported income. Akeem's work is informed by his own experience as […]

$5 – $25

Program Evaluation Through An Equity & Social Justice Lens

Zoom

This workshop is being co-convened by CLU Center For Nonprofit Leadership, The Fund For Santa Barbara and the McCune Foundation. Organizational leaders know the importance of assessing the impact they have on the communities they serve, but are often at a loss about how to do so. This foundational workshop is for organizational leaders in […]

Free Art Croché Workshop–Corazon del Pueblo

Join us and discuss social justice topics w/ community while learning to crochet. We will be crocheting hearts and creating them into either hair accessories or keychains!

Free

CEC’s Climate Stewards Certification Course

Zoom

Wednesdays, January 25 – March 22, 2023 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. PST Online with some weekend in-person field trips 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 […]

Fast & Curious: ED Talks from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School

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

The lecture series, “Fast & Curious: ED Talks from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School,” returns for its first in-person event since Covid, on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 7 pm in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. The evening, which is free and open to the public, will […]

Free

Lunchtime Activists: January 26th, 2023

Zoom

The Fund for Santa Barbara’s monthly Lunchtime Activists meetings are intended to be an open and informal space for advocates, organizers, and neighbors to share brave space and co-conspire for a more just and equitable region. We gather to learn from one another, share our work, and collaborate for social change. We encourage all who […]