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SBCAN’s Tribute to Dick Flacks: Making History Making Blintzes

November 12, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Santa Barbara County Action Network will celebrate and honor Dick Flacks for his lifelong activism during our “Making History/Making Blintzes” Brunch and Fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at El Paseo Mexican Restaurant, 10 El Paseo, in Santa Barbara.

Investigative journalist Melinda Burns will interview Dick about his lifelong activism. Then Dick will ask community members he has worked with over the years to briefly comment on their hopes and concerns for the future.

Those who will be giving comments are:
3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann
Former president of UFCW Local 770 John Grant
Fund for Santa Barbara Executive Director Marcos Vargas
Environmental Defense Center Chief Counsel Linda Krop and
Santa Barbara Unified School District Clerk Gabe Escobedo
Also invited is Daraka Larimore-Hall, who does a podcast with Dick and is the former vice chair of the California Democratic Party.

SBCAN will celebrate Dick’s lifelong contributions through music and merrymaking, blintzes and brunch. We’ll hear some of Dick’s personal life story, see a short, fun video, sing some music and hear from some community leaders who work with Dick. They will join him to speak of their concerns and hopes for the future.

Your sponsorship will honor Dick Flacks and reflect your commitment to the community. You will also benefit from significant publicity through our email and Facebook promotions, on our website, in public acknowledgements and in our Tribute Book. We will help connect you with our members and friends throughout the county. This event will also help SBCAN raise some of the funds needed to keep doing our part to carry this type of work forward. We hope you will support SBCAN and join us in honoring Dick through your sponsorship and by attending the event.

Please respond by Oct. 20 to get the full benefits of sponsorship. To sponsor the event, click here:
If you’d like to volunteer to help during the event or need a sliding scale ticket or for other information, email us at [email protected]


November 12, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Santa Barbara County Action Network (SBCAN)
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