2018-2019 Community Forums

2018-2019 Community Forums
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NOVEMBER COMMUNITY FORUM: BEYOND THE BUBBLE: HOW TO
ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE ACROSS POLITICAL LINES

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12-2PM (PLEASE NOTE DATE: SECOND WEDNESDAY)
LOCATION: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.

It can be difficult to bridge the political divide. How do we talk with people who hold political views that are different from our own? Is there a path forward, out of conflict, toward understanding and common ground? This two-hour interactive workshop will prepare participants to engage in dialogue by building skills for listening, managing emotions, and perspective talking. People of all political persuasions can benefit from this program. More information is available at: http://taniaisrael.com/beyondthebubble/

Tania Israel is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She teaches about helping skills, leadership, and community collaboration, among other things. She has facilitated educational programs and difficult dialogues about a range of topics, including abortion, law enforcement, religion, and sexual orientation. She is engaged in leadership within the local community, on campus, and in the American Psychological Association. Dr. Israel's Beyond the Bubble workshop draws on her strengths as a psychologist and community organizer to prepare people to engage in dialogue across political lines.

For more information, email or phone: league [at] lwvsantabarbara.org; 805) 965-2422

Community Forums are held in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library the third Wednesday of the month. The Forums are co-sponsored by the Library and filmed by TV/SB for live streaming and continued showing on that channel. Sound is provided by Gary Atkins Sound Systems, Simultaneous Spanish translation provided by Transilpro.

Handicapped access is available at both entrances to the Library and parking is available.

FORUMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

OCTOBER COMMUNITY FORUM: IMMIGRATION PART II
WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

(This is a follow-up to the League’s Forum “Immigration 2017”)
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
PLACE: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.
* PLEASE NOTE EVENING TIME*
At our October Community Forum, we will provide information for the general public about “what is happening today” regarding immigration and the current situation affecting new and existing immigrants in Santa Barbara County. The discussion will include information about Federal and State policies and actions, but will focus on local activities of existing and emerging immigrant and community groups, public officials, and law enforcement.
The panelists, who will each speak from their respective viewpoint, are:
Anahi Mendoza, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center (ILDC); Jacqueline Inda, Founder and Board member of the Santa Barbara Response Network; Erica Reyes: District Representative for Congressmember Salud Carbajal; ) and Bill Brown, Santa Barbara County Sheriff.

Videos of September 2018 Community Forum: Ballot Measures - What the League Recommends and Why

English: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_DGK8ubuTM>
Español: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpMVEOuMIOs>

 

 

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