November 2020 Community Forum (Resources & Action Items Available)

November 2020 Community Forum (Resources & Action Items Available)

Confronting Racism in Santa Barbara: The Survey
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

In 2020 --

…Our health and economy have been threatened by an indiscriminate virus 

…Our hearts and communities have been broken by brutal acts against people of color 

…The world looked on while we were vividly reminded of our unfinished work to reverse racial and ethnic inequities

Join the League of Women Voters Santa Barbara Forum

Confronting Racism in Santa Barbara

November 18, 2020, noon to 1:30 p.m. via Zoom webinar


Forum panelists will explore:

  • White privilege and local racial/ethnic inequities
  • Systemic racism in our K-12 schools and public safety departments
  • Our community’s ‘To-Do’ list to reverse systemic racism as defined by the voices of our local black, brown, and indigenous communities
  • Actions to address systemic racism within the Santa Barbara County, city, and local school districts
  • How individuals can strive to be “anti-racists,” join efforts to reverse systemic racism, and foster diversity

Help us end the year with hope and positive actions!

Complete our SURVEY: [ ] to assess the community’s awareness of issues related to this very important topic. Results will be shared during the forum.

Featured Speakers and Moderators include -

  • Hilda Maldonado, new Superintendent of Santa Barbara Unified School District, formerly Associate Superintendent of Leadership and Partnerships, LA Schools
  • Namino Glantz, PhD, Associate Director, Mil Familias ProgramsSansum Diabetes Research Institute
  • Geoff Newlan, attorney, racial justice advocate
  • Linda Honikman, Housing and Social Policy Committees, League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara (and self-described white privileged lady from a boring, segregated hometown)
  • Mary Jacob, recently retired as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services, UCSB
  • Revae Moran, Director, Voter Service, League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara